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Recommand me some Jazz Funk!

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Hi, I picked a CD called "Worth Waiting For" by Jeff Lorber. Initially I was going to use it for headphone analysis, but now I find that I like this CD a lot. So if you could give me a bunch of album titles that's related to this genre it'll be great. Btw, my birthday's coming up, so I can pick up the albums if you really recommand it. Thanks.
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Hm...headhunters by Herbie Hancock?
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The latest MMW moves in a new direction; it's called "End of the World Party (Just in Case)."
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Originally Posted by Wil
Hm...headhunters by Herbie Hancock?
That's a classic right there
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I like Crazyhorse Mongoose from Galactic. Real cool stuff, esp. the track titled "witch doctor".

EDIT: yes, Head Hunters is fantastic. Try "Thrust" and "Sextant" , also from him.
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'Maceo Parker' for a bit more stright jazz although his slogan is "5% jazz, 95% funk". I heartily recommend his album 'Life on Planet Groove' - probably the best jazz funk CD there is.

There's also 'Liquid Soul' (Chicago band) for a touch of acid jazz. And although 'Here's the Deal' got a grammy I still prefer 'Make Some Noise'.

As mentioned, 'Galactic' is very good as well. Their live album 'Love 'Em Tonight' is by far my favourite. While being slightly less refined than the studio CDs, you can't deny the amount of pure energy on this album.

There's more but I would really recommend 'Life on Planet Groove' and 'We Love 'Em Tonight'.

Headhunters is probably a must-have and be it just for the purpose of having it.
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I have a great 2-disc set that came out on Polydor Chronicles in 1995, "Move To Groove: the Best of 1970's Jazz Funk"...Roy Ayers, Chick Corea, Mandrill, George Duke, The J.B.'s...some good stuff, tons of long, jammy versions, in classy, quality packaging.
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I don't have much experience with what could really be considered jazz-funk, but I really like Jimmy Smith Root Down (it's a really good recording, too). Headhunters and Thrust don't do much for me any more.

In a more straight vein, but still with a very funky edge, Horace Silver would be a good leader to consider. Some favorites of his that you might like: Blowin' The Blues Away, The Tokyo Blues, The Jody Grind.
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It's easier for me to give you bands that I believe are in that genre:

Papa Grows Funk
Robert Walter's 20th Congress
Galactic
Greyboy Allstars
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

I've seen each live, some more than once, and they are fun to watch and the tunes are great.
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The latest MMW moves in a new direction; it's called "End of the World Party (Just in Case)."
By Sodesky Martin and Wood or something?

I have heard it, and would definitely recommend it. It, despite it sub-stratosphere name, is actually very good.
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By Sodesky Martin and Wood or something?

I have heard it, and would definitely recommend it. It, despite it sub-stratosphere name, is actually very good.
Medeski, Martin and Wood. I recommend it as well. I just don't know if I would call it Jazz Funk. Great live.
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Originally Posted by tyrion
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Galactic
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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

I've seen each live, some more than once, and they are fun to watch and the tunes are great.
These are two bands I'd love to see live. Galactic must have been a hell of a treat.
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Originally Posted by wrhawk
The latest MMW moves in a new direction; it's called "End of the World Party (Just in Case)."
Medeski, Martin & Wood's second album, It's a Jungle in Here, is incredibly funky... with heavy draws from Headhunters. Excellent funky jazz, with a little downtown flavor thrown in without getting unaccessible.

edit: i also HIGHLY recommend Jimmy Smith - Root Down: Live!. the grand master of the Hammond B3 at his funkiest. Excellent recording, as well.
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These are two bands I'd love to see live. Galactic must have been a hell of a treat.
Actually, I screwed up, I didn't see Galactic. The rest I did see. Karl Denson was an amazing show. I highly recommend Robert Walter's 20th Congress.
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