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post #16 of 47
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Thanks for the names. I guess I'll try Headhunters and Galactic as start. Anyone know where I can get their CDs cheap, or are interesting in selling them?
post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by tyrion
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.
Great, thanks for the tip.
post #18 of 47
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Originally Posted by RockCity
Thanks for the names. I guess I'll try Headhunters and Galactic as start. Anyone know where I can get their CDs cheap, or are interesting in selling them?
Try their website: Galactic . They lost there vocalalist and have been touring without him since then. Vintage Reserve is a good one to start with. I also like Ruckus.
post #19 of 47

Re: Jimmy Smith - Root Down

In the booklet for the Verve by Request release, it says: 'Tracks 1, 4, and 6 are issued here in their entirety for the first time. All performances were shortened by editing for the original-LP issue...Tracks 2, 3, and 5 are edited here as they were on the original LP.'

This is too bad that all the tracks on the CD version aren't issued in their entirety. This album deserves some sort of special re-issue that includes the entire show(s)...
post #20 of 47
Sonny Rollins went through a funk stage in the late 70's.
post #21 of 47
Anything by Galatic.
post #22 of 47
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Originally Posted by saint.panda
'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.

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Maceo has been one of my favorite musicians for years. His brother, Kellis was also one of my law professors at Columbia Law. Definitely the quintessential funk master, however I would have to say that Life on Planet Groove is not quite his best album. Although I love the fact that it is live,
I didn't think it really captured Maceo at his best. Furthermore, while adding guests like Candy Dulfer made it more marketable, it really detracted from the music.

IMO, Mo' Roots is Maceo at his purest and best. Roots Revisted is also excellent, but more straight jazz than funk. Funk Overload is more of a party album, but definitely a fun listen. There is obviously plenty of Maceo to be had on James Brown's recordings as well.
post #23 of 47

wtf!! where is M²

Come on guys, you all forgot Marcus Miller!
I recommend any live by the MM band, there are a few good bootleg on the web with a very good sond.
oh dude, I miss SharingTheGroove
post #24 of 47
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Originally Posted by Sleestack
Maceo has been one of my favorite musicians for years. His brother, Kellis was also one of my law professors at Columbia Law. Definitely the quintessential funk master, however I would have to say that Life on Planet Groove is not quite his best album. Although I love the fact that it is live,
I didn't think it really captured Maceo at his best. Furthermore, while adding guests like Candy Dulfer made it more marketable, it really detracted from the music.

IMO, Mo' Roots is Maceo at his purest and best. Roots Revisted is also excellent, but more straight jazz than funk. Funk Overload is more of a party album, but definitely a fun listen. There is obviously plenty of Maceo to be had on James Brown's recordings as well.
You're right that Life on Planet Groove isn't as funky as some of this other albums but rather more straight jazz like his Southern Exposure (great version of "the way you look tonight") album. Still, I think Maceo Parker is best when live. I've been to two of his concerts and it's usually like 1.5 hours normal performance and 1.5 hours encores; absolutely fantastic.
My favourite recording of Maceo Parker, however, is a interpretation on "let's get it on" recorded at a live concert in Cologne, Germany. It's only been released on a Jazz sampler once but if you can find the song somehow, it's really good. Again, straigther than his other stuff but just plain awesome.
I thought Dial Maceo is pretty nice as well. Funkoverload was just a bit too much of everything and in the end doesn't sound as energetic as his other cds imo. But I absolutely agree that both "roots" albums are extremely well-done.
post #25 of 47
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Originally Posted by ljs
Come on guys, you all forgot Marcus Miller!
I recommend any live by the MM band, there are a few good bootleg on the web with a very good sond.
oh dude, I miss SharingTheGroove
I almost picked up a MM disc yesterday and went for something else. I think I will head back Barnes & Noble and pick up one of his albums today.
post #26 of 47
hmm, this is tough because I like my jazz being just jazz, and I like my funk just plain funky.

so if you like Jeff Lorber try some Jeff Kashiwa, Euge Groove, or maybe some Acoustic Alchemy.

but if its funk you be wanting anything by George Clinton w/P Funk All Stars/Parliment Funkadalic. This is the funk
post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by bugsjr
hmm, this is tough because I like my jazz being just jazz, and I like my funk just plain funky.

so if you like Jeff Lorber try some Jeff Kashiwa, Euge Groove, or maybe some Acoustic Alchemy.

but if its funk you be wanting anything by George Clinton w/P Funk All Stars/Parliment Funkadalic. This is the funk
George Clinton and P Funk did part of a set with Phish back on 12/29/03. It was a nice treat considering it was an aloready great show.
post #28 of 47
Headhunters is an essential.

My two favorites:

James Brown- Love Power Peace (live in Paris 1971)

Funkadelic- Maggot Brain (one of my top 50 albums ever)

The James Brown show makes my scalp go numb. One of the best live shows ever recorded. The liner notes talk about beautiful young Parisians stripping during the show, hypnotized by the music and the rhythms. I believe every word.
post #29 of 47
I forgot to include the Meters and the Radiators.
post #30 of 47
now we're just getting into pure funk, and leaving jazz by the wayside. if that's the case, i recommend Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop as that band's best album... severely underrated IMHO, and superior to both Maggot Brain and One Nation Under a Groove (also good albums, nonetheless).
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