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AfroMan
07-08-2004, 05:22 AM
Ok well in the Jazz/Funk forums - all we get is "What's some good Funk" or "Recommend me Jazz" all the time and it just feels like your repeating yourself everyday.

Well to make sure this doesn't happen again - I have made this thread so that everyone can post their favourite funk/Jazz artists followed by songs that you would recommend. Also feel free to put in as much extra info on the artist as you wish eg. recommended albums, bio, why you like the artist, if you like this artist you'll probably like.....etc etc. Also state what genre the artist fits into.

Ok i'll start -

James Brown
Soul/Funk

Recommended songs -
Sex Machine
Papa's got a brand new bag
Living in America
I feel Good
I'm a Soul Man
It's a Man's World
Soul Power
The Big Payback

Recommended album - Live at the Apollo

If you like this artist you will probably like- Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes.

etc etc

Feel free to put in as many recommendations as you want.

:cool:

Nociceptor
07-08-2004, 11:32 AM
Odd . . . I think I've seen this thread before :p .
I agree with you, though, that's all I see any more in this forum.

Infectious Grooves
Thrash Funk

Recommended Songs
Cousin Randy
Violent & Funky
Fame

Recommended Album
Sarsippius's Ark

Similiar Artists
Primus
Freekbass
Kool & the Gang

Others
Victor Wooten
Jaco Pastorius
Commodores
Ohio State Players
Bootsy Collins

Here's my contribution, AfroMan II. Hope this stops the barrage of clone threads. :D

UncleJam
07-08-2004, 01:41 PM
Funkadelic
Funk/Groove

Recommended Songs
Freak of the Week
You Hit The Nail On The Head
Holly Wants to Go To California
Red Hot Mama

Recommended Album
Uncle Jam Wants You

Other Artists
Parliament
Defunk

the_almighty_face
07-09-2004, 02:28 AM
It's true, there have been loads of 'official' funk threads and jazz threads. Only the jazz ones ever get stickied though, so the funk ones keep on coming. Can we please have one stickied?

RunawayAmbulance
07-09-2004, 02:32 AM
just about to ask that

AfroMan
07-09-2004, 04:04 AM
Well if we had a mod this would get stickied straight away but the chances of the Jazz/Funk forums getting a mod are pretty slim.

I know this kind of thread has been done before but there just seems to be an excess of people looking for this kind of thread at the moment.

Try and keep it alive and available:thumb:

UncleJam
07-09-2004, 10:05 AM
I posted in the site forum yesterday about this being pinned. It could be a really useful thread.

the_almighty_face
07-09-2004, 03:54 PM
I've not been here for months... does jazz/funk STILL need a mod? I thought at least one of the regulars could have the potential to be modded. It got way out of hand with constant request threads and not much else, and you really need one

UncleJam
07-09-2004, 05:56 PM
I don't mean to be mean or anything, but let's try and keep this thread to recommendations. :thumb:

UncleJam
07-09-2004, 06:26 PM
Parliament
Funk

Recommended Songs
Give Up The Funk
Flashlight
Chocolate City
Up For the Down Stroke
What Comes Funky

Recommended Album
Chocolate City

Other Artists
Bootsy Collins
George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic

spastic
07-10-2004, 03:58 AM
The new wave of jazz/funk posters are seeing the problems now :-p


Hopefully this thread works out better than the last official ones. It would really help the forums.

AfroMan
07-10-2004, 03:59 AM
Bootsy Collins
Funk

Songs
Hollywood Squares
Ahh...The Name is Bootsy, Baby
Id Rather Be with You
Bootzilla
Play With Bootsy

Album
Back in the day:The Best of Bootsy

Similar Artists
George Clinton
Larry Graham

AfroMan
07-10-2004, 04:09 AM
Jaco Pastorius
Jazz/Fusion

Songs
Donna Lee
Come On, Come Over
Kuru/Speak like a Child
Portrait of Tracy
(Used to be a) Cha Cha
Amerika
The Chicken
Punk Jazz
Slang

Album
Jaco Pastorius

Similar Artists
Weather Report
Richard Bona
Stanley Clarke

UncleJam
07-10-2004, 04:06 PM
Commodores
Funk/Groove

Recommended Songs
Won't You Come Dance With Me
Funny Feelings
Funky Situation
Fancy Dancer
Machine Gun
Brick House

Recommended Album
The Commodores

AfroMan
07-11-2004, 06:14 AM
Jelly Roll Morton
New Orleans Jazz

Songs
Mushmouth Shuffle
Strokin' Away
West End Blues
Thought I heard Buddy Bolden Say
Climax Rag 1

Album
1923-1924

Similar artists
Fats Waller
Art Hodes
Eubie Blake

Rarely mentioned in the forums, which is a shame as he was a true Jazz legend.

RIP Jelly Roll Morton(1890-1941)

AfroMan
07-14-2004, 05:02 AM
Ok, so here it is for all you funk rockers out there.

This is the only funk rock post im going to put in here so if ive missed anyone significant please notify me.

Primus

Songs
Tommy the Cat
My Name is Mud
DMV
Jerry Was a Racecar driver

Album
Sailing the Seas of Cheese


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Songs
Funky Monks
Blackeyed Blonde
Give it Away
Mellowship slinky in B Major
Aeroplane
Stone Cold Bush
Can't Stop
Skinny Sweaty Man
By the Way

Please note these are some funk rock songs - don't complain about there being no Under the Bridge or Scar Tissue. Thank you

Rage Against the Machine

Songs
Take the Power Back
Renegades of Funk
Bullet in the Head
Guerilla Radio
Calm Like a Bomb
Killing in the Name
Know your enemy

Album
Rage Against the Machine

Fishbone

Songs
Party at Ground Zero
Ma and Pa
Freddie's Dead
Lyin *** bitch
Cholly

Album
Truth and Soul

Faith No More

Songs
Epic
Arabian Disco
Anne's Song
From out of Nowhere

Album
The Real Thing

Incubus

Songs
Speak Free
Redefine
Vitamin
Glass
You Will Be a Hot Dancer
Trouble in 421

Album
S.C.I.E.N.C.E


Ok that's enough for just now. Im sure there will be a few elitests who will complain about this but there is a large majority of mxers still looking for recommendations like this.

elconguero
07-14-2004, 06:21 AM
MICKEY AND THE SOUL GENERATION

Tunes:

Ironleg
We Got to Make a Change
Give Everybody Some


Album:

Ironleg: The Complete Mickey and the Soul Generation (Cali-Tex)

Compiled by DJ Shadow from tracks recorded between 1969 and 1977. Lovingly researched, documented and remastered. A must for anyone interested in funk music, and a great study in how funk evolved over this period from groove-driven r'n'b to more progressive, fusion-esque styles.

UncleJam
07-15-2004, 07:03 PM
Earth, Wind & Fire
Popular Funk

Recommended Songs
Saturday Nite
Imagination
Boogie Wonderland
Let's Groove

Recommended Album
Spirit

BirdsOfFires
07-21-2004, 08:26 PM
John Coltrane
Post-Bop/Avant-Garde Jazz (Tenor/Soprano Sax)

Recommended Songs
India
Resolution
My Favorite Things
Giant Steps
Naima
Impressions

Recommended Albums
A Love Supreme
Impressions
My Favorite Things
Ascenscion

BirdsOfFires
07-21-2004, 08:27 PM
And just for the record, RHCP - okay, not funk, but very funky. Incubus, funky as well. Rage Against The Machine? What? WHAT? I just don't get it.

elconguero
07-22-2004, 02:35 AM
DESCO RECORDS

Funk

Breaking with tradition and featuring a label rather than a band....

This label was founded in the late 90's by Phillipe Lehman and Gabriel Roth, purely to record and release new funk records. 7" singles sold out almost the instant they were shipped, but LPs and CDs can still be found (if you search)....

Artists:

The Soul Providers
Sugarman 3
Lee Fields
The Daktaris
The Mighty Imperials


Singles:

Who's The King - Joseph Henry
Steam Train - Lee Fields
41st Street Breakdown - Naomi Watts
**** It's Hot - Sharon Jones
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - Sugarman 3

NB: All 7" singles were released on compilation CDs Spike's Choice and Spike's Choice vol 2

LPs:

Gimme The Paw - The Soul Providers
Sugar's Boogaloo - Sugarman 3
Soul Donkey - Sugarman 3
Let's Get A Groove On - Lee Fields


The Label shut down and Lehman and Roth went their seperate ways - Lehman went on to establish Soul Fire records (specialising in lo-fi, heavy, progressive funk and afro-beat), and Roth went on to form Daptone records (more of a retro r'n'b funk revue kind of sound).

AfroMan
07-22-2004, 08:02 AM
Rage Against The Machine? What? WHAT? I just don't get it.

They have a funk influence, particularly in the rhythms they used.

AfroMan
07-22-2004, 08:06 AM
Victor Wooten
Solo Bassist/Funk/Jazz

Songs
Me & My Bass Guitar
Classical Thump
When I want to get funky
You Can't Hold no Groove
A Show of Hands
Amazing Grace
Overjoyed

Album
A Show of Hands

Similar Artists
Stu Hamm
Marcus Miller
Avon Lucas

Zappa
07-22-2004, 09:19 PM
Freddie Hubbard
Hard-Bop/Post-Bop

Recommended Songs (as a leader):
Straight Life
Marie Antoinette
Povo
The Outpost Blues

Recommended Songs (as a sideman):
"Witch Hunt" by Wayne Shorter
"Oliloqui Valley" by Herbie Hancock
"Hat And Beard" by Eric Dolphy

Recommended Albums (as a leader):
Straight Life
Hub-Tones
Ready For Freddie
Red Clay

Recommended Albums (as a sideman):
Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter

JohnFooFoo
07-22-2004, 09:57 PM
John McLaughlin:
Jazz Fusion

Songs:
Acid Jazz
The life divine (Mahavishnu)
The Love Supreme (Mahavishnu)
Naima (Mahavishnu)
Birds of Fire (Mahavishnu)
India (Shakti)
Lotus Feet (Shakti)
Isis (Shakti)
The Wish (Shakti)

Albums:
Love, Devotion, Surrender (Mahavishnu)
Birds fo Fire (Mahavishnu)

Eggo will know some more.

RunawayAmbulance
07-23-2004, 03:53 AM
One song I would add to Incubus is Azwethinkweiz

Zappa
07-25-2004, 01:47 PM
Clifford Brown
Hard Bop
Trumpeter

Recommended songs:
"Joy Spring"
"The Blues Walk"
"Jordu"
"Daahoud"
"Cherokee"

Recommended Albums:
Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Study In Brown

Zappa
07-25-2004, 01:54 PM
Lee Morgan
Hard bop
Trumpeter

Recommended Songs (as a leader):
"Cornbread"
"Most Like Lee"
"Ceora"

Recommended songs (as a sideman):
"A Night In Tunisia" by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
"Moanin'" by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
"Locomotion" by John Coltrane

Recommended Albums (as a leader):
Cornbread

Recommended Albums (as a sideman):
A Night In Tunisia by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Moanin' by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Blue Train by John Coltrane

Zappa
07-25-2004, 01:58 PM
Return To Forever
fusion

Recommended Songs:
"Captain Marvel"
"Spain"
"What Game Shall We Play Today?"
"Sometime Ago/La Fiesta"

Recommended Albums:
Light As a Feather
Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

Feel free to add to this one, I'm only familiar with those 3 albums by this band.

AfroMan
07-26-2004, 06:41 AM
Louis Armstrong
Jazz/Swing/Dixie Land

songs
What a Wonderful World
That Old Feeling
Ain't Misbehavin'
Mack the Knife
Blueberry Hill
Hello Dolly

Feel free to add to this song list as he had a huge collection of songs and just naming so few doesn't do his full career justice.

Album
All Time Greatest Hits

Similar artists
Fats Waller
Bing Crosby
Jelly Roll Morton
Bessie Smith

jive2fast
08-05-2004, 10:13 AM
Whilst this may be cheating,

David Holmes

Not his studio work, his essential mixes. In particular the one broadcast on Radio 1 in the UK on 97/98 new years eve. Stuffed full of good funk and soul.

Can be DL'd from www.freshlymixed.com along with just about any other essential mix.

elconguero
08-05-2004, 03:35 PM
Apparently he used a load of bootlegs during this mix - I'd advise people to NOT support bootlegging, the people that buy bootlegs and DJs that use them.

Next time it could be YOUR royalties that are not being paid.

In the case of downloading these mixes it is an ethical issue rather than a legal one.

AfroMan
08-06-2004, 10:38 AM
Jamiroquai
Funk/Acid Jazz/Pop

Songs
When you gonna learn?
Music of the mind
Feel So Good
Canned Heat
Love Foolosophy
Alright
Deeper Underground

Album
Emergency On Planet Earth

Similar Artists
Very few, contemporary funk is as close as you'll get to Jamiroquai.

elconguero
08-09-2004, 02:52 AM
Very few, contemporary funk is as close as you'll get to Jamiroquai.

Incognito, Brand New Heavies (basically the backing band on 'When You Gonna Learn'), Push, Groove Collective, D-influence, Drizabone, and don't forget, the daddies of that whole scene, the James Taylor Quartet.

White
08-12-2004, 08:26 PM
I was wondering if anyone has any good recomandations for blues artists/albums. I'm just starting to get into to it with a few artists (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robin Trower, B.B. King) and so far I really like it and I'd like to experiment with more artists.

AfroMan
08-13-2004, 05:44 AM
I was wondering if anyone has any good recomandations for blues artists/albums. I'm just starting to get into to it with a few artists (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robin Trower, B.B. King) and so far I really like it and I'd like to experiment with more artists.

Albert King is (in my opinion) the greatest blues artist and I highly recommend him to anyone. Also check out John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Albert Collins.

:cool:

White
08-13-2004, 12:15 PM
Albert King is (in my opinion) the greatest blues artist and I highly recommend him to anyone. Also check out John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Albert Collins.

:cool:

Thanks, I'll check them out.

papa_jupiter
08-16-2004, 01:07 AM
Zappa and JohnFoo... nice lists! Here's a few I like:

Scofield Band - Pick Hits Live
Any James Brown - Doesn't get funkier than "I've got the feeling"
Brecker Brothers Live or Heavy Metal Bebop
Tony Williams Lifetime
CAB - w/ Dennis Chambers
Dave Weckl - Transition
Maceo Parker - Funk Overload
Pat Martino - Stone Blue and First Light
Jonas Hellborg - Temporal Analogues of Paradise

I'll kick myself later for leaving some off... :)

Zappa
08-16-2004, 10:27 PM
Yusef Lateef
Hard-bop/Post-bop
Multi-instrumentalist (sax, flute, oboe, Eastern instruments, etc.)

Recommended Songs:
Hellbound
Mississippi Mud
Anastasia
Minor Mood
Rasheed
When You're Smiling
Water Pistol

Recommended Albums:
Other Sounds
Into Something
The Doctor Is In...And Out

I'll let you guys know how I like the album "Cry-Tender" by Lateef when I finally get it.

gray
08-19-2004, 05:28 PM
what happend to the discussion "norah and collum"? it was kind a nice

Brandon97
08-25-2004, 07:49 PM
Incubus - Fungus Amongus ep, Enjoy ep

Gruvis Malt - Any friggen song you can get your hands on

heavilymixedx666
08-25-2004, 10:08 PM
[B]The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a lot of Funk to them sure they aren't really considered funk. But listen to funky monks and tell me thats not funk. John Frusciante can play some mean funk. PERIOD!

TuesdaysWithMorrie
08-26-2004, 09:55 PM
OHHH YEAH

Anything with any of the following
-Dennis Chambers
-Victor Wooten
-John Thomakos
-Greg Howe
-Carter Bueford
-Buddy Rich
-Sammy Davis Jr(yes he drummed, and was awesome)
i dont know soooo many more its crazy

TuesdaysWithMorrie
08-26-2004, 09:56 PM
One song I would add to Incubus is Azwethinkweiz

hey man i just wanted to say nice pic of Les Claypool....primus is one of the greats. Great live to :chug:

DemBonez
08-26-2004, 10:14 PM
Alain Caron
Jazz-Funk/Fusion

Songs

Donna Lee
Slam The Clown
I.C.U.
D-Code
Pacman
Wake Up Call (Uzeb)
New Hit (Uzeb)

Albums
Rythm'n Jazz
Play
Noisy Nights (Uzeb)
Live In Europe (Uzeb)

AfroMan
09-02-2004, 12:41 PM
Kool and the Gang
Funk/R&B/Urban

Songs
Get Down On It
Celebration
Ladies Night
Jungle Boogie
Fresh
Too Hot

Album
Compilation: The Best of Kool and the Gang
Album: Wild and Peaceful

Similar Artists
Earth, Wind and Fire
The Commodores
Graham Central Station
War

AfroMan
09-02-2004, 12:44 PM
:cool:

DemBonez
09-11-2004, 10:04 AM
Charles Mingus
Jazz / Avant-Garde

Songs
Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul
E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
Fables of Faubus
Gunslinging Bird

Albums
Mingus Ah Um
The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Blues And Roots
The Great Concert of Charles Mingus
Mingus Dynasty

Zappa
09-11-2004, 10:06 AM
Yusef Lateef
Hard-bop/Post-bop
Multi-instrumentalist (sax, flute, oboe, Eastern instruments, etc.)

Recommended Songs:
Hellbound
Mississippi Mud
Anastasia
Minor Mood
Rasheed
When You're Smiling
Water Pistol

Recommended Albums:
Other Sounds
Into Something
The Doctor Is In...And Out

I'll let you guys know how I like the album "Cry-Tender" by Lateef when I finally get it.

I would also strongly suggest the albums "Eastern Sounds" and "Live At Pep's" by Lateef. I got these ones recently.

DemBonez
09-11-2004, 10:15 AM
Wayne Shorter
Jazz / Fusion

Songs
Juju
Zawinul/Shorter Duet (Weather Report)
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Wild Flower
Virgo

Albums
Speak No Evil
Juju
Night Dreamer
Mysterious Traveler (Weather Report)

DemBonez
09-11-2004, 10:23 AM
Shawn Lane(R.I.P.)/Jonas Hellborg
Fusion

Songs
Time Is The Enemy
Layla Attar
Throwing Elephant and Wrestling
Hell is Other People

Albums
Personae
Abstrac Logic
Paris

DemBonez
09-11-2004, 10:30 AM
Weather Report
Fusion / Jazz

Songs
Birdland
Nubian Sundance
American Tango
Port Of Entry
Barbary Coast
Molasses Run
Scarlet Woman

Albums
Montreaux Jazz Festival, 1976
Mysterious Traveler
Weather Report
Procession

DemBonez
09-11-2004, 10:38 AM
Victor Bailey
Jazz

Songs
Knee-Jerk Reaction
Low Blow
Brain Teaser
Esher Sketch (Michael Brecker)
Where's Paco?
Two Lines (Weather Report)

Albums
Low Blow
That's Right
Now You See It...Now You Don't (Michael Brecker)

AcidPolice
09-19-2004, 06:04 PM
weather report is awesome. i recommend Naked City's "Torture Garden" album. john zorn is da bomb

skasuburbinite
09-25-2004, 09:20 AM
Soul Coughing
Is a rock/jazz oufit. Very talented group.

Recomended Albums
Irrisistable Bliss
Ruby Vroom

Singles
Super bon bon
screenwriters blues
sugar free jazz

sUpEr_EvIlL78
09-26-2004, 09:44 PM
guys what happened too the good old stuff like miles davis and louis armsrtong etc.

i think it is time we remember them. back in a time where there was no synthesizers o ne thing like that. a friend of mine likes music where there isnt anyinstrument on stage.. all g^y stuff like that. Ex treble charger and blink 182

scott u know i am talkin 2 u

Parentory_Advisal_bass
10-01-2004, 07:32 PM
sorry, to give a counter example to the topic, but whats a really really good bass funk song? im trying to stray from jaco and wooten though.

chilliwilli
10-03-2004, 07:14 PM
Sly and The Family Stone
Funk/R&B, psychedelic soul, rock

Reccomended Songs:

Dance To The Music
Everday People
Thank You(Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin')
Everybody Is A Star
Somebody's Watching You
Family Affair
Running Away
If You Want Me To Stay

Reccomended Albums:

Stand!
There's A Riot Goin' On
Fresh
Small Talk

DemBonez
10-03-2004, 09:39 PM
sorry, to give a counter example to the topic, but whats a really really good bass funk song? im trying to stray from jaco and wooten though.

Anything Victor Bailey has laid a line down for has been funky. Check out Weather Report's Procession CD or Victor Bailey's Low Blow CD to see him in action. Stanley Clarke's School Days album has a lot of funk to it, very fun songs. Alain Caron's Play and his Rhythm'n Jazz both have their fair share of funky bass lines, on Rhythm'n Jazz check out "Slam The Clown" for a sample. That should be a starter. If you want real funk with good bass in it, then check out some of the suggested funk bands listed.

MassaHuang
10-07-2004, 06:02 PM
Great New Age/Acid/Jam Jazz Bands:

-John Scofield-

Recommended Albums:
-Up all Night
-Uberjam
-A Go Go (w/ MMW)

-MMW (Medeski Martin And Wood)-

Recommended Albums:
-End of the World Party (Just in case) - Recently Released
-Uninvisible
-Shack Man

-Soulive-

Recommended Albums:
ANY!!!

Up And Coming R&B/Funk Band

ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND

-GREAT MUSIC; ONLY A FEW ALBUMS OUT; I HEARD THEY WERE EXCEPTIONAL LIVE AND WORTH SEEING

MassaHuang
10-07-2004, 06:04 PM
oh no!!!

I Forgot the... Sugarman 3

MassaHuang
10-07-2004, 06:06 PM
Furthermore; as I seem to keep forgetting what more I want to say....

Any song/album from the Arista Era of The Grateful Dead has a great funk twist and a very respectable sound that any funk lover can enjoy

big
10-29-2004, 02:14 PM
[B] jaco pastorius

a wise word would be to get his self titled album or punk jazz his double disc cd. Unfortunately he was killed outside a club in the late eighties by a bouncer who knocked **** out of him but anyway check out others by the weather report he was in that aswell

PhatPhishPhan
10-29-2004, 10:42 PM
GALACTIC!!! - funk

album: crazyhorse mongoose

and

Medeski, Martin, & Wood (MMW) - jazz/funk

pedro durruti
10-31-2004, 12:06 AM
Can anyone with soulseek and lots of Jazz give me their names and some albums to download? I'm a big ska fan so I love the sound of brass, and I just listened to all the samples on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and they're great. Anything similar to him and just good beginning jazz recommendations would be awesome.

Hmmm nevermind I just read introduction to jazz, but still if anyone has soulseek please tell me your name

strwdle
11-02-2004, 01:51 PM
Can anyone recommend me some good funk tunes to learn on guitar. I've nailed Azwethinkweiz, Deep Inside and Hilikus by Incubus. Sink beneath the line is hard, can anyone recommend anything similar? By the way, does anyone know where influences for songs like Azwethinkweiz came from?

Zappa
11-07-2004, 12:11 PM
Can anyone with soulseek and lots of Jazz give me their names and some albums to download? I'm a big ska fan so I love the sound of brass, and I just listened to all the samples on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and they're great. Anything similar to him and just good beginning jazz recommendations would be awesome.

Hmmm nevermind I just read introduction to jazz, but still if anyone has soulseek please tell me your name

I have over 250 jazz and fusion albums shared on my soulseek account:

Alex27782

Zappa
11-13-2004, 04:59 PM
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Hard-bop, post-bop
Multi-instrumentalist (tenor sax, stritch, manzello, flute, clarinet, percussion, nose flute)

Recommended songs:

Pedal Up
Prelude to a Kiss
Bright Moments Song
Dem Red Beans and Rice
The Black and Crazy Blues
The Inflated Tear
The Creole Love Call

Recommended albums:

Bright Moments
The Inflated Tear
Blacknuss
Kirk's Work
Rip, Rig, and Panic

Timpsetguy
11-17-2004, 11:50 PM
My favorite funk band is actually a local group from where I go to college. They're called the Organ Donors. They're a keyboard (hence "Organ Donors") dominated group that combines slappin' bass, funky drum grooves, screamin' electric guitar, and turntables with the keyboards.
you guys should check 'em out at
www.purevolume.com/organdonors (http://www.purevolume.com/organdonors)

AfroMan
11-22-2004, 11:10 AM
Tower Of Power
Funk/Soul

Songs
What is Hip?
Funk the Dumb Stuff
Your Still A Young Man
Doin' Alright
You Got To Funkifize
Soul Vaccination
Down To the Nightclub

Albums
Tower of Power
Back To Oakland
Urban Renewal

downtowndan
11-28-2004, 07:15 PM
Andy Bey
Pianist/Vocalist

Recommended Album:
Ballads Blues and Bey

Recommended Songs:
You'd be So Nice To Come Home To
In a Sentimental Mood

Comments:
Just Andy and his piano, his voice is haunting in this release.

DrFeelgood462
12-05-2004, 10:18 PM
I'm looking for guitar oriented material, any suggestions for me?

EDIT: Nevermind, I found the appropriate thread.

dalla
12-09-2004, 05:15 PM
Funkadelic have some awesome tracks.

beatstock
12-13-2004, 09:41 PM
Umphrey's Mcgee is the best jass you can listen to nyukassss!

vidsizler
12-13-2004, 10:16 PM
Hey I've just gotten into jazz recently and I prefer Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck, that kinda style. I just want to know what other artist are recomended for that style. Thanks

mutant!
12-16-2004, 09:56 AM
Local bands rule!

Bed On Bricks
Mike: Lead Vocals & Tenor Sax
Barefoot Dave: Backing vox & guitar
Schalk van der Merwe: Backing vox & bass
Tim Rankin: Drums & perc

They have only one album out yet: Humanarium. The tracks "Humanarium" and "City" are available for download from http://www.samp3.com.

funkydrummer27
12-17-2004, 01:46 AM
i thought i'd post some lesser known (but amazing!!) albums here

fly - fly
a sick chordless jazz trio...mark turner on alto, larry grenadier on bass, and jeff ballard on drums. this is really exploratory jazz, sometimes with a funky/worldbeat feel. "fly mr. freakjar" is goood.

scott amendola band - cry
this is one of my favorite albums, full of jazz, folk, avante-garde, african, fusion, funk, influences. scott is also one of my favorite drummers-he's played with charlie hunter along with countless others. check out the track "a cry for john brown" or, the very relevant bob dylan cover, "masters of war." BUY THIS ALBUM!!!

john coltrane - crescent
i only recently got this album, and it's already one of my favorite coltrane recordings. it was recorded the same year as a love supreme, but it's so different in character. just as spiritual, crescent is more somber and introspective in nature. the record is amazing played all the way through.

paul motian trio - trioism
paul motian-drums, joe lovano-tenor, bill frisell-guitar. the interplay between musicians is outrageous. "it should've happened a long time ago" is such a druggy song, with a beautiful melody.

t. j. kirk - if four was one
this uber funky band only covers thelonious monk, james brown, and roland kirk tunes...hence their name. scott amendola (above) is on this album, and lays down incredibly funky grooves, along with charlie hunter, who plays an 8 string guitar (he plays guitar and bass lines at the same time, there is no other bass player in the band). the other two guitarists, john schott and will bernard are also amazing. good stuff!


other albums i really like:
cuong vu - bound (trumpeter played with pat metheny-completely unique sound)
tin hat trio - rodeo eroded (chamber/jazz/folk/avante trio...willie nelson's on one track!)
will bernard - motherbug (so funky!)
nels cline singers - instumentals (nels cline is a guitar god! this album is so ridiculous)
medeski martin and wood - anything (i love these guys)

most of these albums can be previewed at the itunes music store, so you can hear clips of them for free...some of them are also on emusic.com....check them out

peace!

24hourstogoJ
12-31-2004, 05:08 PM
Duke elington's the man!

Jar-Of-Mice
01-01-2005, 01:12 AM
I figure, maybe I'll put some Contemp. Jazz up here. Anyone aver hear of Gordon Goodwin?

Check out Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Songs to check out:
Hunting Wabbits (experimental)
The Jazz Police (Jazz Rock)
Swingin' for the Fences (Swing)
Sing Sang Sung (swing)
Samba Del Gringo (samba)
Mueva Los Huesos (Latin Jazz)
Horn of Puente (Latin Jazz)

Albums:
Swingin' for the Fences
XXL

This is a great band to listen to for melodic genius, both in the written parts, and the solo-ing as well. Have Fun.

JOM

Alessandro
01-02-2005, 08:58 PM
Does anyone know the name of the Kill Bill theme song? Who´s playing it?

TowerOfHendrix
01-03-2005, 08:11 PM
I figure, maybe I'll put some Contemp. Jazz up here. Anyone aver hear of Gordon Goodwin?

Check out Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Songs to check out:
Hunting Wabbits (experimental)
The Jazz Police (Jazz Rock)
Swingin' for the Fences (Swing)
Sing Sang Sung (swing)
Samba Del Gringo (samba)
Mueva Los Huesos (Latin Jazz)
Horn of Puente (Latin Jazz)

Albums:
Swingin' for the Fences
XXL

This is a great band to listen to for melodic genius, both in the written parts, and the solo-ing as well. Have Fun.

JOM

I have to agree, The BPB plays some of the hardest charts, and I would know, i've played 5 of the songs mentioned above on lead trumpet and they are hard. Also, for those of you looking for a jazzier type of funk, look to Tower of Power.
I recommend getting:
Oakland Stroke
Soul with a Capital "S"

They are a very talented band and have an amazing horn section.

AndyEdwardsMusic.com
01-04-2005, 07:27 PM
If you like funky electric jazz and have the time please check out my band...

http://www.andyedwardsmusic.com/band.htm

and video here

http://www.andyedwardsmusic.com/video.htm

thanks.

Massik Kretal
01-08-2005, 07:15 PM
What are some good jazz songs with a deep bassline, like hit the road jack. do u no what i mean? like very dark but very swing songs?

Woodstock
01-08-2005, 08:20 PM
I need some good big band songs. Stuff like Count Basie.

BIG AL
01-21-2005, 09:37 AM
for me personal taste , best players number 1 jazz player in the world= george benson
best funk band off all time earth wind and fire guitar player al mckay , and scottish band, average white band, they where awesome ....

those are my guitar heros....

ollivubumssheep
01-25-2005, 05:52 AM
James brown is so talented he totally changed music!!! Also Ray Charles is most cetainly the genius, ny12 seen that nu film about his life?

bassplayer142
01-25-2005, 12:13 PM
my influences in funk and jazz go a long way. mainly in funk i stick to the older stuff like the red hot chili peppers who are rock/funk, bootsy collins the god of space bass, parliment funkadelic with george cliton, earth wind and fire, tower of power, defunkt... in jazz i listen to jaco pastorius from weather report and word of mouth, stanley clark, micheal manring... there are many great bass players you just have to find them

Kazass
01-25-2005, 02:00 PM
Booker T and the MGs - Green Onions (blues) EVERYONE KNOWS THIS ONE!
Charles Wright - "Express yourself" or anything else (old funk)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free soul - "So much trouble in my mind" and others (old funk)
Billy Cobham - try some stuff
Dave Weckl - all the songs (the ones with his band)
Maceo & The Macks - "Soul Power 74" and others
War - had some good stuff too
Ray Charles - buy his new duets album ("Fever" is a great song)
Dave Brubeck - "Take Five" and many others
Doobie Brothers - "Long train runnin'" (not exactly funk, but a great song nonetheless, sure everyone knows it)
Glen Miller - lol nice big band stuff ("In the mood")
Herbie Hancock - everything (probably already said)
Maceo Parker - "In Time" and everything else is great too
Oliver Cheatham - "Get down saturday night" (80's funk)

LOL that's a pretty big list, hope you like it
(GET THE FIRST SONG IMMEDIATLY!! I'M SURE NOBODY HAS HEARD OF THEM B4 BUT YOU SURE KNOW THE SONG!!)

itskub
01-28-2005, 08:01 PM
does anyone know the name of that hip hop - funk band.. i forget the name.. its something like AK 49 ?

anyone know???

somecallmeian
01-30-2005, 08:23 PM
I've really gotten into funk lately, and I was hoping to list some artists but everyone beat me to them. My radio station on launch has shown me some cool funk artists, and I think because I gain nothing for it it'll be cool to put the address on here.

http://launch.yahoo.com/lc/?rt=0&rp1=0&rp2=1568046890

My station has other music I like on it, but there is one mood which is Funk and old motown stuff only.

Yamaha2k3
01-30-2005, 10:48 PM
Can someone help me. I'm looking for a jazz band that has kind of a latin feel to it. I guess the guitar stuff would kind of be like Carlos Santana's playing. Thanks.

edit: Here's a good example of what I'm talking about http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=296788

Kazass
02-10-2005, 01:42 PM
try this one: www.journeys.ch
they have a few latin jazz songs on their album. You can listen to it on the site....or just try a search for "latin jazz" on google

CaptainWaits
02-12-2005, 11:28 AM
Could someone recommend me something similar to that of Freddie Hubbard's work??

spastic
02-12-2005, 02:42 PM
I haven't been in this thread for a while, but I just came in and noticed the guy up a few posts that mentioned Scott Amendola -- props to you. I love this guy and his music, probably my first dive into avante-garde.

Check him and his band out if you're interested.

gabrielparach
02-16-2005, 06:34 PM
Have you ever heard of Frank Jack? He plays all over Chicago, strangely mostly at open mics. He does something I've never seen before. He usually does a solo show and creates all of his own music, prerecording some of it, but the kicker is he becomes the bizzare characters his songs are about. To find out where he'll be playing next, what I do is I look at different sites that list open mics in chicago. Sometimes they'll post who will be playing, but other times I just call around and ask people if they'll know where he'll be. Trust me, it's well worth it.

spastic
02-16-2005, 07:46 PM
Does he have any recordings? I'm not close to Chicago.

rosenheim
02-20-2005, 03:08 PM
Disciples of Groove

http://purevolume.com/disciplesofgroove

chemistry and hologram

xTheCheaTx
02-21-2005, 06:38 PM
I'd recommend some Arturo Sandoval, great jazz, some great drumming too.

xTheCheaTx
02-21-2005, 06:45 PM
Also 2 local bands:

Way of the Groove (http://www.ajlucas.com/wotg.html)
Jazz Fusion

Great Band, Some pretty talented musicians from South Florida, including Jaco's kids.

also

Hagus Magagus (http://www.hagusmagagus.com/)
Funk

Ibanez_Rickey
02-21-2005, 07:23 PM
Stanley Clarke...

School days definetley great bass and guitar

Moniker
02-28-2005, 07:10 PM
page 5 snypa

haystacks
03-01-2005, 12:18 PM
Maybe i'm blind (is this the boy band forum?!) but noticed there might be a couple of omissions from an otherwise excellent list of recommendations

Herbie Hancock
- Headhunters
- Thrust
Two exceptional Jazz/Funk/Fusion albums

Chick Corea and the RTF
- Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
- Where Have I Known You Before
Fabulous fusion fun

Brand X
- Morrocan Roll
- Unorthodox Behaviour
Phil Collins on drums! Some great stuff here tho.

Back Door
- Back Door
Amazing self titled debut album from 3 guys who were totally in it for the music. An original sound with an amazing bass player who practically takes on the roll of bass, rhythm and LEAD guitar just using the 4 strings. Quality.

John McLaughin
- Extrapolation
His fusion days aside, this is one of the finest examples of British jazz ever made. But you should never be without The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire and Between Nothingness and Eternity (Live).

Cheers

ib_guitar
03-02-2005, 12:26 PM
any more good fusion jazz listening suggestions?

thesoundsmith
03-02-2005, 07:00 PM
Prophetz of Time and Space.

Jerry Goodman(Mahavishnu, Dixie Dregs), Ndugu Chancler (George Duke, Joe Zawinul), Brandon Fields are the mainstays, there are personnel changes from earlier albums, IMHO the best one is the latest, Vibrationz. Some interesting odd-meter fusion work on the last three cuts; one is in 22/8, 8-and-a-half/4 and 5/4, one is 15/4 and the other in 5. Plus some great grooves throughout, thanks to the rest of the players - Munyungo Jackson on percussion, Otmaro Ruiz, piano and Rhodes, Tadashi Namba on synths and Steve Vasco on bass.

If you prefer live, the previous album was recorded at Club Jazz Nouveau in San Fran, but while the performances were excellent, the sound and mix really suck.

Dasher

sam,
03-03-2005, 02:19 PM
Can somebody recommend me any old school instrumental funk please

Wanker
03-03-2005, 07:58 PM
I've been listening to some BB king, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock. What else should I check out from here?

ib_guitar
03-07-2005, 12:15 PM
thanks soundsmith, i'm checking out the sound as we speak...rock on

funkybeeatch14
03-10-2005, 06:03 PM
Tower of Power, The Commodores, latter years Tempations (Papa Was A Rolling Stone), Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown, Parliament and Funkadelic...all essential funk bands for the beginner.

Anyone else i forgot to mention?

corporalclegg
03-12-2005, 05:29 AM
Funkadelic
Funk/Groove

Recommended Songs
Freak of the Week
You Hit The Nail On The Head
Holly Wants to Go To California
Red Hot Mama

Recommended Album
Uncle Jam Wants You

Other Artists
Parliament
Defunk

Red Hot Mama is a great choice, whenever I hear that, it just sounds like a grip-full of fuzz.

punskad16
03-20-2005, 12:26 PM
Stop talking about this thread, just make recommendations sheesh.

Whirly Bird- by Count Basie

3rdplanet
03-23-2005, 02:34 PM
Disciples of Groove

http://purevolume.com/disciplesofgroove

chemistry and hologram

I like those guys, are there any other bands fitting into this sort of genre people could recommend me?

I will recommend

http://www.underwoodmusic.com

Very good band, the music is just *oragasm*

EDIT: Yeah they have spilt up, and the site might not be around for too long, but while you have the chance you should try and buy a CD, they are really very cheap and fantastic.

TheMahavishnu
03-25-2005, 02:42 PM
Artists:
John Mclaughlin
Jaco Pastorius
Django Reinhardt

Albums-
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
The Inner Mounting Flame

Shakti - Shakti with John McLaughlin

The Guitar Trio - Passion, Grace, and Fire

Jaco Pastorius - Epic

Lifetime - The Collection

skankindude21
03-27-2005, 12:36 PM
I saw a swing recommendation in the first page so I'd figure I'd suggest two good swing bands.
Cherry Poppin' Daddys
Songs: Zoot Suit Riot, Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line, No mercy for swine.
Album(s): Zoot Suit Riot

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Songs: Mr.Pintsripe Suit, You & Me & The Bottle makes three tonight, Jump with my baby
Album(s): Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, This Beautiful Life

Also any Wynton Marsalis is really good jazz.

Metalshark666
03-27-2005, 12:59 PM
^agreed, on the wynton.

jcthedude
03-31-2005, 03:50 AM
:rolleyes: Dude, U're on the right track but your life can't be complete without the masters of Funk: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERES!
think about it!

jcthedude
03-31-2005, 03:57 AM
[B]RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for God's sake already!

franz sanchez
03-31-2005, 07:56 AM
RHCP? I hope you're joking.

For funk, I can't recommend highly enough the group 'Osaka Monaurail'.

ToMsK
03-31-2005, 11:15 AM
The Red hots are not funk. simple as. what they are are a funk influnced rock band (IMO anyway. the regulars on here may say something else)

RazorsInTheNight
04-01-2005, 02:19 AM
any more good fusion jazz listening suggestions?

If it hasnt been already mentioned try Mind Power.

Execantic
04-04-2005, 04:20 PM
Woody Herman: Apple Honey, Blues in the Night, Caldonia, Come Rain or Come Shine, Early Autumn, Four Brothers, Four Others, The Good Life, I Can’t Get Started, I Wish You Love, I Remember Duke, A Lot of Livin’ To Do, No Moon At All, Pools, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, The Preacher, Red Top, Satin Doll, Sister Sadie, Sonny Boy, Spain, A Taste of Honey, Woodchopper’s Ball

Wes Montgomery: 323 S.O.S., West Coast Blues, Four On Six, Unit Seven, Roundabout, The End of a Love Affair, Whisper Not, Ecaroh, Too Late Now, Satin Doll, Missile Blues

Charlie Parker: Now’s the Time, Ornithology, Billie’s Bounce, Why Do I Love You, Confirmation, Buzzy, Steeplechase, Parker’s Mood, Scrapple From the Apple, Perhaps, Quasimodo, Red Cross, Ah-Leu-Cha, Yardbird Suite, Chasing the Bird, Cheryl, Bloomdido, Thriving From a Riff, The Way You Look Tonight, Another Hairdo, Barbados, Mohawk, Au Privave, My Little Suede Shoes, Bird Feathers, Dewey Square, Donna Lee, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was, I’ll Remember April, Ko Ko, Lover Man, Marmaduke, Merry-Go-Round, Moose the Mouche, Blues For Alice, Wee

Frank Sinatra: Angel Eyes, Bewitched, The End of a Love Affair, These Foolish Things But Beautiful, A Foggy Day, Fly Me to the Moon, South of the Border, Witchcraft, Young and Foolish, Strangers in the Night, The Lady is a Tramp, September Song

Louis Armstrong: Song of the Islands, Ain’t Misbehavin’, High Society, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, Basin Street Blues, Bill Bailey, What a Wonderful World, ‘Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Blueberry Hill, Tin Roof Blues, Hello Dolly!, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, West end Blues, I’m Confessing That I Love You, Rockin’ Chair, Struttin’ With Some Barbecue, Weary Blues, Among My Souvenirs

Miles Davis: All of You, Blue In Green, Blues For Pablo, Budo, Footprints, The Duke, Half Nelson, I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face, My Ship, Blue Haze, Budo, Bye Bye Blackbird, If I Were a Bell, Put Your Little Right Foot Out, Well You Needn't, It Aint Necessarily So, Half Nelson, I See Your Face Before Me, Four, Jeru, It Never Entered My Mind, Little Wille Sleeps, Miles Ahead, Solar, There Is No Greater Love, Tune Up, Walkin', Nefertiti, E.S.P, Joshua, Fall, If I Were a Bell, Seven Steps To Heaven, Blackbird, So Far So Near, When Lights Are Low

Juddbaby
04-06-2005, 10:46 PM
Earth, Wind & Fire
Popular Funk

Recommended Songs
Saturday Nite
Imagination
Boogie Wonderland
Let's Groove

Recommended Album
Spirit

dude, you forgot their song "shining star" it rules


Also, there are two awesome BEN HARPER songs

Brown Eyed Blues
Bring the Funk

ALBUM
Diamonds on the Inside

Alessandro
04-18-2005, 12:45 PM
Can anyone recommend me some good bebop stuff?

Woodstock
04-26-2005, 07:43 PM
Looking for some big band/swing music. Preferably from the 30's to the 60's.

Romanticide
04-28-2005, 03:54 AM
i just downloaded some of the funk tracks mentioned earlier...
if all funk songs are like that then i could be liking funk...

Muddy Hendrix
04-30-2005, 06:16 PM
Wes Montgomery
Jazz guitar

Songs
Four on six
West Coast Blues
Freddie the Freeloader (cover)
Tequila
D-Natural Blues
Impressions

Albums
The incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Full House
So Much Guitar!

Huber
04-30-2005, 11:27 PM
My friend, he's really into Jazz, showed me a song by a Jazz band and I think they were called the Commodores Big Band. It was pretty cool, it had awesome guitar work in the middle and equally awesome drum material surrounding the whole thing. Can someone recommend me anything else similar or that I might like from that example?

Arlo Aces
05-04-2005, 08:41 PM
LAKESIDE

fantastic journey>>>


Only song I know by them.. but it's pretty good

Interstate
05-06-2005, 11:56 AM
Looking for some big band/swing music. Preferably from the 30's to the 60's.

try:

Cab Calloway, very talented musician (he was in the Blues Brothers film) - he made music with a big band in the 30's.

songs:

Minnie The Moocher (his most famous, and some say overrated, but I still think its brilliant - the original is better than the remake used in the Blues Brothers film).
Aw you Dog
The Ghost Of Smokey Joe
Kicking The Gong Around
F.D.R Jones
Reefer Man

Fuzzitsu
05-07-2005, 01:38 PM
Bebop.
Now, I'm pretty sure that in these times it would be classified as Jazz, any suggestions of bebop songs?

PIGS(1 different one)
05-11-2005, 08:21 AM
Could someone upload a few Bop songs for me to hear?

lit_girl11
05-11-2005, 05:25 PM
you want some good jazz/funk then you need to be listening to John scofield. no one has **** on him in anyways. he finds the best musicians and he is one of the best guitarists ever. big band is good, and if you want a really good and funky big band song look for Kilimanjaro Cookout by buddy rich and Maynerd Fergusion. the bass line is funky as hell. and as far as funky basses go, look for some marcus miller or victor wooten. its all ridiculous stuff.

jmoney
05-11-2005, 08:53 PM
Alright i am a drummer but i dont know which albums have best drummers. What are the best albums for:

Elvin Jones
Max Roach
Art Blakey

gracias everyone

ChinaCatSunflower
05-12-2005, 03:51 PM
Anyone who hasn't already should check out John Scofield.

Convectuoso
05-13-2005, 06:40 AM
I love Sink Beneath the line by Incubus and I was wondering if you could recommend any songs in that funky style that I like ever so much? :)

Anxious
05-13-2005, 07:58 PM
Ok whats a good funk band, one with the best bassist you can think of, and is not totaly unknown.

BluBreeze
05-18-2005, 11:19 AM
any more good fusion jazz listening suggestions?

As I have advocated in other threads, a must is Dave Weckl

check out:

Hard Wired & Synergy who feature Dave Weckl & Jay Oliver

You'll love it :thumb:

DizzySaxophone
05-19-2005, 10:11 PM
Jazz
alrite, sadly, I don't know much of guitar/bass jazzers, but I'm a big jazz saxophone player, so if you want to go into the old true jazz stuff, stick here

Saxophone
Charlie parker (not just his bebop, listen to the slow stuff too)
coleman hawkins
dexter gordon
Coltrane
Illinois Jacquet
Cannonball Aderly
Lester young
Paul desmond

Trumpet (sadly I don't know as much but heres a few)
Dizzy Gillespie
Miles Davis

(If you want some good jazz songs of any genre Ex:Bebop,bop,big band,swing etc... just I.M. me on aim or msn) :)

Riva
05-22-2005, 09:10 PM
Alrighty then. My mother loves Kenny G etc, and she also loves Viggo Mortensen. Now, I heard besides his acting career he has a jazz album. So, a) would my mother like him, and b) which album is his best?

BlackDeathMetalJazz or really ANYTHING else please-
05-22-2005, 09:52 PM
OK, my interest in jazz/fusion is rapidly growing by the day. These days my CD player is being dominated by artists such as Frank Zappa, Miles Davis (electric period), John McLaughlin and Jeff Beck. Are there any other artists similar to these guys that I may enjoy?

AmericanWeiner
05-24-2005, 05:05 PM
OK, my interest in jazz/fusion is rapidly growing by the day. These days my CD player is being dominated by artists such as Frank Zappa, Miles Davis (electric period), John McLaughlin and Jeff Beck. Are there any other artists similar to these guys that I may enjoy?

I'm really digging Herbie Hancock right now. :D

http://drummerworld.com/Sound/MikeClarkActualproof.mp3

DizzySaxophone
05-27-2005, 10:02 AM
Alrighty then. My mother loves Kenny G etc, and she also loves Viggo Mortensen. Now, I heard besides his acting career he has a jazz album. So, a) would my mother like him, and b) which album is his best?

I'm sure you probably know this, but truly, kenny g. is not jazz. Now if you find one of his few jazz recordings, hes great at it, but most of his work (more on the soprano side) isn't jazz. Though hes a great tenor and alto jazz player, its just rare to find any of his jazz things.

RockUrConscious
05-28-2005, 05:31 PM
Does anyone here know where i could go to find a blues tab by mos def called blue black jack. traditionally he's known as a rapper, but on his last album he plays a few solos i would mind adding to my own style.

Krabsworth
05-28-2005, 09:24 PM
^
his only post :lol:

John Abercrombie

Genre: Fusion/Guitar Jazz
Albums:Works, Gateway-Homecoming

norns
05-29-2005, 12:34 PM
Jazz/ Funk - IN terms of it's growth and development - I think we're talking about early to mid 70's bands that developed fusion or went with funk and added more jazz into it. Too many people are trying to bring rock bands in here and muddy the waters - or get into funk albums all of which are good - but I don't think it helps when trying to isolate catagories - your not looking for " Everything I like" as a catagory

Kool and the Gang 1st Album
Ohio Players - Early works
Miles Davis - On the Corner, Live Evil - bitches brew era releases
***HERBIE HANCOCK - HEAD HUNTERS ****
George Beson Giblett Gravey, OTHER SIDE OFABBEY ROAD
Wes Montgomery
Indiris Mohammad recordings
Maceo Parker
Jacho albums
Return to Forever (Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, Lenny White etc..
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Billy Cobham, John McLauhlin
Willie Bobo - latin/funk/jazz
- A lot of Tito Puente's side men did funky Latin Jazz
Pucho - funky Latin Jazz
Undisputed Truth - Soul/jazz
Roy Ayres
Quincy Jones

The early Funkadelic albums are all out funk - I don't see a jazz connection - I find it to be the most inspiring Funk of all - every early album is worth owning but not jazzy

If you seek out "Northern Soul" you can find some off the beaten track deep groove

The Meters are a New Orleans funk - jazzy ??? but amazing to say the least
Eddie Bo is also out of the New Orleans funk style
Stax Records are a good place to look
Curtis Mayfield is an awesome funk master as well
The Barkays
Charles Wrights ***AMAZING***
Bands on the "West end" label were mostly hot

If you do searches for "rare soul" you hit on lots of one hit regional artists from the late 60's to mid seventies - there's some amazing stuff out there that was put out in the artists home city and never went national - detroit emerals, fatback band (early stuff)

A search for " psychedelic soul" will take you into some wild music as well

crazylegs
06-11-2005, 12:03 PM
:wave: There is a new band that people on this forum would definitely be interested in. As with most of the great Jazz Funk that it has been my pleasure to listen to over the years I found it by accident while looking for something else!

The band is called CAPRI and I first found an EP of theirs on iTunes called "Earth Songs" which has a great track on it called

"Car Chase on Phoenix Avenue"

I did a bit of a search on Google and found their homepage www.caprimusic.co.uk and found that they have a new album called "Boogie Man" ( you can listen to clips on the website ). I like the sound of

"Earth Song" reminds me of Herbie Hancock's "Thrust" + "Secrets"
"Car Chase on Phoenix Avenue" reminds me of Brecker Brothers
"Putting it all Together" just great....

I've emailed the website today to see if the album is available to download anywhere. I'll let you know if I find out. If anybody on here has already got it please let me know where. Thanks! :thumb:

Sticky-Fingers Mahoney
06-11-2005, 12:30 PM
check out Time-Lapse Consortium. its an incubus side project. its mike einzinger on guitar jose pasillas on drums ben kenny on bass brandon boyd doing percussion neal evans on keys/organ and a 11 piece orchristra. download some of their songs because their only live bootleg is almost impossibe to find. they have all 10 of the songs from the bootleg on limewire.

Kazass
06-11-2005, 04:02 PM
As far as I can see nobody mentioned Lee Ritenour. Dude he's a great Jazz/Funk guitarist, you gotta mention him...
And one more thing. See, I've been listening to funk for a long time now, and one thing I came across a while ago was the song "Diggin' on james brown" by tower of power. I sure have been listeneing to them for a long while but havent come across this song b4. Now, everyone who knows this song sure has heard those great sax syncopations with the sopran, alt and tenor. And now I wanted to ask you guys if anyone of you knows some similar song with such a great groove on the saxes. If you hear this song I'm sure you're gonna know what I mean....
Good night now guys, and one more thing:
got funk?

spidey_x_09
06-15-2005, 09:27 PM
Rayford Griffon

For the Drummers out there. and others who are musically inclined

only_in_dreams723
06-19-2005, 07:33 PM
For guitarists--

Kenny Burrell- Chitlins Con Carne

Wes Montgomery- anything by him. My favorite songs are Bumpin' on sunset, and Round Midnight.

Mardy
06-23-2005, 01:41 PM
is it on purpose that no one has done the Meters yet?

Kannon
06-23-2005, 07:38 PM
Hey all,

I'm new and have been browsing around. Very cool forum. I played guest sax on a jazz funk project that I think is really great. Check out some of the snips.
http://www.cdbaby.com/stevebutler

Libertine`88
06-28-2005, 03:56 AM
This thread has kept me occupied :thumb:

LedHead712
06-29-2005, 04:46 PM
What are some good New Orleans Jazz reccomendations?

Shackman
07-04-2005, 01:18 PM
Medeski Martin and Wood
Jazz/funk/groove/more than I can explain

Songs:
Chinoiserie
Smoke
Uninvisible
Jelly Belly
The Lover
Sugar Craft
Bubblehouse
Chubb Sub
End of the World Party

Albums:
Friday Afternoon in the Universe
Shack-man
Uninvisible
End of the World Party
Combustication
The Dropper
(they are all essential)

This band is unbeleivably amazing. Its beyond what jazz or related genre of music you've ever heard. There's no way to describe how awesome MMW are. They formed in 1991 in New York. John Medeski on keyboards/organs/pianos, Chris Wood on basses and guitars, and Billy Martin on percussion.

PrimalScream
07-05-2005, 11:52 PM
John Mclaughlin:

Albums:
Friday Night in San Fransisco (w/Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola)
Passion Grace and Fire (w/Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola)
The Guitar Trio (w/Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola)
Inner Mounting Flame (Mahavishnu)
Que Alegria (John Mclaughlin Trio)

PrimalScream
07-05-2005, 11:54 PM
For jazz look into Miles Davis

Album- Kind of Blue

linznathanson
07-20-2005, 06:30 PM
Jazz:
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue Album, or Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
Charlie Parker - Birdland
Funk:
Earth Wind and Fire
Stevie Wonder
Funk Brothers (Motown/R&B/Soul)

Saxamassima3
07-20-2005, 07:17 PM
Hey all,

I'm new and have been browsing around. Very cool forum. I played guest sax on a jazz funk project that I think is really great. Check out some of the snips.
http://www.cdbaby.com/stevebutler

reminds me of smooth jazz...

Rothmans
07-21-2005, 05:12 PM
I just want to know and if there is music to be found is django reinheardt ( dont know if that is the proper spelling) worth listening to?

joeljjison
07-21-2005, 05:13 PM
Some great reccomendations here. I've been signed up for a while, but havn't ever got into posting. I think now may be my time now, since I have just finished at school, and have summer ahead of me, then grades-willing its off to do a jazz degree...

Still I'm only young... reccomendation things are great.. there plenty I simply won't know...

I apologize if i repeat anything previously written, but In all honesty I didn't read through all the reccomendations.

Dave Holland Big Band - I'm very bad at knowing what class this stuff fits into it. Its a big band... its quite unique. Its a little Mingus esque. The music is very minimalist, and very layered. Holland uses instruments VERY indepedently of one another, to great effect. They're a great band.

Maceo Parker. Funk/Soul, sax player/vocalist. This guy has got the funk. Seriously. Hes aging, but he still rocks the house. He gigs constantly, and has been doing so for years. Live he is incredible. The energy is incredible. I hope I can rock like that when I'm older... (or at all beforehand!)..

For anyone in London, I think hes doing a gig at the Jazz Cafe in November. Its not cheap but its worth your while.

John Scofield - Funk. Love him or hate him. Guitarist. Very wet sound. Very interesting player.. whacky stuff.. great for analysis, and great for grooves, but its also rather immature... its got the chameleon effect on people. (At school you get millions of inept people saying they're into funk or jazz, because they can play chameleon - devoid of any groove.) He is good fun though, and interesting to listen to.

Laurent De Wilde - french keyboardist. encompasses alot... jazz/blues/house... its all got a very 'acid' take on things though. Sounds from my description like some smooth jazz nightmare, but hes really alot more. Incredible composer, uses the electronics and the acoustics to his advantage.

Brad Mehldau - pianist - jazz. Incredibly rhythmic player, very individual. My favourite pianist. Check out his takes on radiohead. Quite Jarrety

pianoplyr77
07-23-2005, 12:48 PM
Could some one recommend me a good Charlie Parker album? Thanks in advance.

Saxamassima3
07-23-2005, 05:31 PM
Could some one recommend me a good Charlie Parker album? Thanks in advance.

get the parker with springs album.

pianoplyr77
07-23-2005, 06:30 PM
I'm guessing you meant Parker with Strings, right?

Sorry for being picky, but I was looking for something of him in a small combo. Any other ideas?

Saxamassima3
07-23-2005, 07:37 PM
I'm guessing you meant Parker with Strings, right?

Sorry for being picky, but I was looking for something of him in a small combo. Any other ideas?

there are so many of those...many of which are compilations and stuff. he did a jam session album with benny carter, jimmy hodges, ben webster and some others called "charlie parker jam session". you could also get the soundtrack from the movie "bird" - that's got a lot of songs on it. "bird at the high-hat" is another good one...parker with strings is still worth getting, though :)

pianoplyr77
07-23-2005, 07:38 PM
Thanks

tmb72187
07-23-2005, 09:43 PM
my favorite is sonny rollins, he's under rated, better than coltrane in my opinion, his album saxophone collasus is excellent

mikep
08-05-2005, 09:51 AM
GALACTIC
Possibly the best funk act on tour today. Power house grooves led by drummer Stanton Moore who was quoted by Trey Anastasio as being "the best drummer on the planet".
Best CD out for sale would have to be the bonnaroo set from June, 05. 4 hours of some of the funkiest music i ever had the pleasure to witness, so i had to purchase it from livebonnaroo.com...Galactic invited all of their hero's out for an allstar lineup of guests included Leo N.(meters), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Sister Teedy, Marc Mudro, to name a few....a must buy for your funk collection.
http://www.galacticfunk.com

ELLIOTT COHN and the COSMIC SWEAT SOCIETY
Indie act based out of New Orleans that have started touring the nation bringing a unique blend of funk-n-roll. A typical NOLA gig features sax man Jeff Watkins(James Brown) and drummer Mean Willie Green(Neville's).
Catchy funk tunes that stick in your brain for awhile, their live show is high energy and full of improvisational moments, no noodlin just plain funky jammin, the keyboard player is incredible.
http://www.cosmicsweatsociety.com

BIG SAMS FUNKY NATION
Voted the best funk act in NOLA 2004. Formerly from the Dirty Dozen, frontman Big Sammie Williams formed a collaboration of players that have been blowing away clubs over the past several years. Playing his trombone and dancing like James Brown, Big Sam could easily be mistaken for a linebacker...it's pretty amazing to watch this big man move on stage....pure energy and some of the best funk being played today...
http://www.bigsamsfunkynation.com

blindjimmy
08-18-2005, 07:27 PM
why hasn't anyone mentioned
THE METERS
particularly, the albums
REJUVINATION
FIRE ON THE BAYOU
you may also enjoy the band
PAPA GROWS FUNK

for jazz, i'm nuts about
DJANGO REINHARDT
CHARLIE PARKER
DEXTER GORDON
SONNY ROLLINS
and if you like your jazz waayyyy out there
SUN RA

i hope you enjoy

blindjimmy
08-18-2005, 07:31 PM
What are some good New Orleans Jazz reccomendations?

hi, i posted these somewhere, but from new orleans i know of
professor longhair the meters papa grows funk
iv'e played these bands music for all sorts of people, it always seems
to be well rec'd. hope you like it

blindjimmy
08-18-2005, 07:42 PM
As I have advocated in other threads, a must is Dave Weckl

check out:

Hard Wired & Synergy who feature Dave Weckl & Jay Oliver

You'll love it :thumb:

also check out weckl's LIVE, AND VERY PLUGGED IN
i just remembered the album
BRECKER BROTHERS HEAVY METAL JAZZ
no. it's not a heavy metal album, just people playing their hearts out,
but do yourself a favor, skip track one- east river- you'll know why after you ignore this and listen to it anyway

the beach
08-19-2005, 05:51 PM
I know like four people have mentioned him already but JOHN SCOFIELD is just great. UBERJAM is so much fun to listen too. BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES are good too, they're kind world/jazz but its wooten so it works. LIVE ART by them made me laugh i enjoyed listening to it so much. PAT METHENY with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes made an album that my girlfriend just gave me called QUESTION AND ANSWER. I'm listening to it now and its just sweet jazz guitar, he's really good.

the beach
08-19-2005, 08:39 PM
Jelly Roll Morton
New Orleans Jazz

Songs
Mushmouth Shuffle
Strokin' Away
West End Blues
Thought I heard Buddy Bolden Say
Climax Rag 1

Album
1923-1924

Similar artists
Fats Waller
Art Hodes
Eubie Blake

Rarely mentioned in the forums, which is a shame as he was a true Jazz legend.

RIP Jelly Roll Morton(1890-1941)
he was a dirty guy. jelly roll is the sliding/rolling motion you get when you put a condom on.

TemperamentalGoat
09-05-2005, 02:10 AM
Hey, could anyone recommend me songs that feature mostly guitar and a saxophone? Weird mix but myself and a good friend want to try something out, and we'd like a bit of direction :)

Thanks

netmach
09-05-2005, 03:39 AM
http://www.jazzsinger.me.uk

2 great songs from an album, Autumn Leaves:

http://www.jazzsinger.me.uk/Mack-the-Knife.mp3
http://www.jazzsinger.me.uk/it-had-to-be-you.mp3

Unheard of up and coming Jaz swing band

zmandan599
09-05-2005, 08:23 PM
If you
REALLY LIKE
SOMEONE
right now
AND WANT THEM
and can't
get them out of your head then re-post
this titled "I want him/her" within 1
minute and whoever you are wanting will
surprise
you tomorrow.

IF YOU BREAK THIS YOU WILL HAVE
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WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE
TOMORROW

superjoe
09-07-2005, 05:56 PM
I know I'll probably be murdered for mentioning his name here, but Jimi Hendrix did some good jazzy stuff and funkier stuff towards the end of his career.
Third Stone from the Sun,
Rainy Day, Dream Away,
Still Raining, Still Dreaming
And his work with Buddy Miles on the Band of Gypses is pretty funky i guess.


Oh and a good jazzy blues song is Mean Old World by T Bone Walker...not straight jazz, but anyone who likes jazz guitar will apreciate this song.

ambiguouslyjay
09-10-2005, 01:30 PM
man, I can't believe nobody has mentioned Soulive yet. They are by far my favorite Jazz/Funk band. I would recommend their Cd- Turn it Out, it features John Scofield and Oteil Burbridge on a few tracks

amp7325
09-16-2005, 09:59 PM
Joe Henderson
Post-Bop / Hard-Bop / Fusion

Songs:
Inner Urge
Isotope
Tress-Cun-Deo-La
Me, Among Others
Recorda Me
Teeter Totter
Our Thing

Album Recommendations:
Inner Urge
Multiple
Our Thing
Page One


These are four of the six albums I have of Joe, and they're absolutely incredible. Multiple is mostly Fusion, but the others are mostly hard-bop. He's one of the most incredible musicians I've ever heard, and his rhythm sections are exceptionally great. He plays with Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyrner, and Elvin Jones on some of his albums. Truly exceptional.

Capuchin
09-20-2005, 12:38 PM
Hi guys,

Just thought id use this oppertunity to reccomend my band! We're a funky/slightly jazzy quartet from England. These samples our from our debut EP. Click on the link below to have a listen:

http://www.carolinescapuchin.com/samples.htm

See what you think and leave your comments on our forum!

Thanks very much :)

Shadows Rise
10-02-2005, 02:42 PM
My guitar teacher has gotten me interested in Chick Corea. Could someone recommend me some good songs by them? Thank you.

Zappa
10-02-2005, 03:08 PM
My guitar teacher has gotten me interested in Chick Corea. Could someone recommend me some good songs by them? Thank you.

La Fiesta/Sometime Ago
Spain
Light as a Feather
Return to Forever
Medieval Overture

Grey Incision
10-03-2005, 08:36 PM
Could someone recommend me something with cool jazz drumming and jazz guitar?

Flamencology
10-04-2005, 12:38 AM
Could someone recommend me something with cool jazz drumming and jazz guitar?

Brian Blade Fellowship

TemperamentalGoat
10-05-2005, 01:55 PM
Random recommendation: Check out Keith Jarrett's inside out. Awesome improv jazz trio.

deadvoodoodoll
10-06-2005, 09:22 PM
Could someone recommend me some acid jazz?

Ulysses
10-10-2005, 08:36 AM
The Brand New Heavies are a decent Acid-Jazz group.

camelfarmer
10-17-2005, 02:40 AM
Someone tell me (or link me to posts with) smooth jazz reccomendations. I read through the first few 3-4 pages but didnt find anything. Thanks.

camelfarmer
10-18-2005, 11:11 AM
Oh be like that, and what the hell is bop?

funkybass415
10-19-2005, 06:25 PM
as far as funky jazz goes, ya can't miss:

Lonnie Liston Smith
Lou Donaldson
Groove Holmes

tomtom
10-21-2005, 07:50 PM
would anybody consider The Cat Empire Jazz or Funk, cause whatever they are, they're very unique, and i LOVE them

magicbus
10-25-2005, 01:28 AM
Can somebody recommend me something like Passion, Grace, and Fire, except slower? Like some relaxing jazzy acoustic music, spanish flavor or not, doesn't matter. Thanks.

Okonkwo
10-25-2005, 06:41 PM
Not that this has anything to do with any of the above posts, but for future reference, the best orchestrated jazz album of all time is The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady, by Charles Mingus. Definitely the most brilliant album I've ever heard.

Zappa
10-25-2005, 07:11 PM
Not that this has anything to do with any of the above posts, but for future reference, the best orchestrated jazz album of all time is The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady, by Charles Mingus. Definitely the most brilliant album I've ever heard.

That is a great album, but asserting that it is "the best orchestrated jazz album of all time" seems a little ridiculous to me.

Tele_Dude
10-29-2005, 03:26 PM
Are there any sites with Funk-chords tabbed? I suck at notes, and I dont have a teacher:upset:

AmericanWeiner
10-29-2005, 03:32 PM
Can somebody recommend me something like Passion, Grace, and Fire, except slower? Like some relaxing jazzy acoustic music, spanish flavor or not, doesn't matter. Thanks.

Try maybe Acoustic Alchemy.. I don't really know. Maybe Wes Montgomery?

(...is PGF a Mahavishnu album or is it that DiMeola/DeLucia/McLaughlin one?)

Alright...here's what I'm looking for- something jazzy and funky, but taking influence (or influencing) modern jungle electronica. That is: Fast funk/break beats with slower 1/2 speed ambient melodies and/or grooves.

halfdeadhippo
10-29-2005, 03:53 PM
(...is PGF a Mahavishnu album or is it that DiMeola/DeLucia/McLaughlin one?)It is a guitar trio album, sir. :thumb:

Ill Mitch
11-01-2005, 09:42 PM
Dave Weckl Band
Jazz/Fusion

Recommended songs -
Tempo de Festival
The Chicken
Toby's Blues
Watch Your Step
Chain Reaction

Recommended album - Live: And Very Plugged In

If you like this artist you will probably like- Chick Corea Elektric Band

JBJ
11-01-2005, 11:04 PM
hoping someone here can suggest a group that has good upright bass in it, or just sounds somewhat like medeski, martin, & wood or the bad plus.

rokaholic
11-02-2005, 06:48 PM
here's what i'm looking for; something like John Scofield, Medeski Martin and Wood, Soulive, and Joshua Redman's 'Momentum' CD. i really like that type of jazz

thanks

kev_trb1006
11-08-2005, 11:42 AM
I recommend the John Patitucci album, Mistura Fina

WomitSorum
11-08-2005, 12:18 PM
Can someone recommend me some good groovin' Jazz/Funk similiar to this (http://groove.zizkov.net/media/current/03hot.m3u) ?

rokaholic
11-08-2005, 07:37 PM
who's music is that linked to? i like that song.

WomitSorum
11-09-2005, 01:43 PM
who's music is that linked to? i like that song.
it's a czechian band i saw in Prague a month ago. here is their website (http://groove.zizkov.net/).

rokaholic
11-09-2005, 03:39 PM
do you have any of their cds? cuz i doubt i'd be able to find any around here, if you do have any, where did you get 'em?


thanks

WomitSorum
11-09-2005, 04:14 PM
do you have any of their cds? cuz i doubt i'd be able to find any around here, if you do have any, where did you get 'em?


thanks
Unfortunately not, thats why I asked about similiar music. I doubt they even have one out yet :/

rokaholic
11-09-2005, 04:30 PM
well, if you like the sound of organs which is what i'm big into, along with some other instruments, then check out:

-Black Talk! - by Charles Earland (Organ, Sax i think)
-Medeski Martin and Wood (Drums, Organ, Bass, lots of other instruments)
-Drop Trio (Organ & some other stuff)
-John Scofield (Jazz Guitar & other instruments)
-Momentum - by Joshua Redman (organ, sax i think, really good)
-Head Hunters, & Thrust - by Herbie Hancock
-Soulive (Organ, Sax, other stuff)

thats mostly the type of music, and who i listen to for jazz right now, i hope to expand my jazz collection a lot more tho



if you find out any other good bands send a p.m.

Det_Nosnip
11-17-2005, 12:34 AM
I'm looking to get into Keith Jarrett. I remember liking what I heard from him in my jazz history class, but I can't remember what it was in particular that I heard. Piano trio tends to be my favorite outfit, but solo piano can be nice as well, if it's interesting. I guess what I'm looking for is the "classic" Jarrett....what he is famous for and what pieces/albums set him apart as unique.

Ill Mitch
11-17-2005, 05:45 PM
hoping someone here can suggest a group that has good upright bass in it, or just sounds somewhat like medeski, martin, & wood or the bad plus.

Oooh, those are fantastic bands.

Cam90
11-28-2005, 05:56 PM
Ok I really havn't heard that much jazz playing. I mostly listen to metal/rock type music. I have recently got into Paul Gilbert I just heard the song "Six Billion People", and I can't stop listening to it I love the jazz like playing in the song. I want to get into more jazz, so could someone reccomend some bands or artists that sound sort of like the song or similar? Or reccomend me some jazz with awsome guitar playing.

Thanks

MainSlot
11-29-2005, 02:49 PM
Sorry guys about this being out of topic, but for reason i cant post a new threat and i'm in a hurry.

Does anyone know of an American or European singer or band that have use some spanish words on their lyrics besides U2? I know there are lots of them, but I cant think of one right now and cant find any on the net. I'm writing a paper and need this info asap.
Thanks. I just need the name, song, and lyrics.

Det_Nosnip
12-06-2005, 12:15 AM
Random recommendation: Check out Keith Jarrett's inside out. Awesome improv jazz trio.

:lol: I was about to ask for recommendations on Jarrett!! Anything else?

porkpie
12-07-2005, 12:51 PM
Not that this has anything to do with any of the above posts, but for future reference, the best orchestrated jazz album of all time is The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady, by Charles Mingus. Definitely the most brilliant album I've ever heard.


I have to agree with Zappa that it may be slightly absurd to assert this is "the best orchestrated jazz album of all time", but, then again, can you think of something better? it amazes me how great this album is. Mingus was a god -- probably my favorite 20th century composer, actually. Blues and Roots is another of my favorite albums of his. The closest contemporary I can think of to Mingus is William Parker, although he gets a bit freer. In particular, I'd recommend Parker's work with The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra -- check out The Mayor of Punkville.

Zion Gates
12-10-2005, 05:43 PM
anyone know any trash / funk bands ..or just like more hardcore bands with funk influence: like infectious grooves, old chili peppers, 311, some suicidal tendencies, fishbone

Det_Nosnip
12-11-2005, 12:10 AM
This isn't really the place for this, but....

Aghora - at least on their self titled. Malone+Reinert = :eek:
Early Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E, etc.

CaptainWaits
12-12-2005, 12:43 PM
Hey I'm looking for any recommendations of bands, those similar to "The Bad Plus", and "Medeski Martin and Wood". Thanks!

As well as recommendations similar to bands such as "John Scofield", and the newer releases of "Joshua Redman" (Elastic, Momentum). Thanks again!

pianoplyr77
12-13-2005, 06:22 PM
My friend told me about a bebop trio, drums, bass, and led by the piano player, whose name I can't remember. All I know is that they did a cover of a radiohead song and are fairly modern. Can anyone help me out?

Parfait
12-13-2005, 07:40 PM
My friend told me about a bebop trio, drums, bass, and led by the piano player, whose name I can't remember. All I know is that they did a cover of a radiohead song and are fairly modern. Can anyone help me out?

The Bad Plus.

CaptainWaits
12-13-2005, 09:23 PM
The Bad Plus.
Which radiohead song did they cover?

pianoplyr77
12-16-2005, 06:29 PM
It wasn't them, their name was the ___________ (piano player's name) trio.

DemBonez
12-17-2005, 01:30 AM
I'll try to answer some questions.

:lol: I was about to ask for recommendations on Jarrett!! Anything else?

The Köln Concert, Changeless, Whisper Not, Standards Vol. 1. He's also really good on Charles Lloyd's Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd at Monterey.


I have to agree with Zappa that it may be slightly absurd to assert this is "the best orchestrated jazz album of all time", but, then again, can you think of something better?

I take it you don't appreciate what Don Sebesky does then? Or Sun Ra? Or a couple guys by the name of Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, and Benny Goodman? While The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady is nice, all of these guys were doing stuff that was equally as nice. Can you think of orchestrated jazz better than Ellington's Far East Suite or Goodman's Carnegie Hall? Superlatives are the dumbest things of all time.

anyone know any trash / funk bands ..or just like more hardcore bands with funk influence: like infectious grooves, old chili peppers, 311, some suicidal tendencies, fishbone

What this has to do with jazz/funk, I don't know, but check out the Screaming Headless Torsos, Faith No More, and David Fiuczynski. There are more, I'm just not versed in this area at all.


Hey I'm looking for any recommendations of bands, those similar to "The Bad Plus", and "Medeski Martin and Wood". Thanks!

As well as recommendations similar to bands such as "John Scofield", and the newer releases of "Joshua Redman" (Elastic, Momentum). Thanks again!

Bad Plus are pretty unique as far as I can see. Acoustic Ladyland may be a good choice, but they are different. Maybe Soulive for MMW. Scofield's got his contemporaries like Bill Frisell, David Stryker, and Mike Stern to deal with. There's Steve Khan as well, he's got that cheesy fusion guitar thing going too. Check out Mark Turner, Chris Potter, and James Carter for your Redman fix.

My friend told me about a bebop trio, drums, bass, and led by the piano player, whose name I can't remember. All I know is that they did a cover of a radiohead song and are fairly modern. Can anyone help me out?

The Brad Mehldau Trio. That Radiohead song is off his The Art Of The Trio, Vol 3: Songs. Besides his poorly named albums, he plays some damn good music. Just imagine Bill Evans with less definition on his face.

CaptainWaits
12-17-2005, 02:31 PM
Bad Plus are pretty unique as far as I can see. Acoustic Ladyland may be a good choice, but they are different. Maybe Soulive for MMW. Scofield's got his contemporaries like Bill Frisell, David Stryker, and Mike Stern to deal with. There's Steve Khan as well, he's got that cheesy fusion guitar thing going too. Check out Mark Turner, Chris Potter, and James Carter for your Redman fix.
Awesome! I appreciate the help:thumb:

A few of those I do have as well, like Soulive, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern, and Chris Potter, but thanks for all the help with everything as it is!

pianoplyr77
12-17-2005, 05:32 PM
The Brad Mehldau Trio. That Radiohead song is off his The Art Of The Trio, Vol 3: Songs. Besides his poorly named albums, he plays some damn good music. Just imagine Bill Evans with less definition on his face.

Thank you, thats the one

HendrixDoorsWhoZeppelin
12-20-2005, 02:35 PM
Check out The Funky Meters.

They have a lot of good funky grooves with a little keyboard and guitar added in at times. A lot of their songs, are mainly just one funky repeated guitar riff so you might get bored.

Also Stark Reality
http://myspace.com/montystark

they're listed on the internet there and you can listen to 4 of their songs. They were more experimental and sort of jazz-rock fusion. They were kind of an underground act apparently and unfortunately they only have one album that's still available.

callum
12-20-2005, 08:21 PM
Dunno If anyone has done
NHØP (Niels Henning Ørsted-Pedersen)
Great bassist, unfortunately passed away earlier this year...
Recommended songs:
The Puzzle
With Respect
Our Love is Here to Stay

I just picked up his Those Who Were album and its awesome check it out if ya like swing and bebop..

a bit out of the comfort zone but..
Frank Zappa
Jazz Rock/Funk/other. depends what songs ya listen to
Recommended songs:
Peaches en Regalia
Zoot Allures
The Dangerous Kitchen
The Black Page

Albums: Live in NYC

BlackDeathMetalJazz or really ANYTHING else please-
12-22-2005, 02:50 PM
I'm looking for a Funk album that has some incredible guitar playing....I've already got Maggot Brain. Any suggestions and I will be very grateful. :)

RHCPaddict
12-31-2005, 11:52 AM
Sly And The Family Stone.

Tower Of Power.

The Meters.

Bootsy Collins.

Miles Davis.

Dizzy Gillepsie.

RHCPaddict
12-31-2005, 11:52 AM
I'm looking for a Funk album that has some incredible guitar playing....I've already got Maggot Brain. Any suggestions and I will be very grateful. :)

On the song Meter's Strut it has some funky guitar playing you might like.

RHCPaddict
12-31-2005, 08:19 PM
[B]The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a lot of Funk to them sure they aren't really considered funk. But listen to funky monks and tell me thats not funk. John Frusciante can play some mean funk. PERIOD!

Yeah, I am the Red Hot Chili Peppers' biggest fan, belive it or not, but through the Freaky Styley era up 'till alot of bloodsugersexmagik, it was infact funk/rock. Flea has a funky *** bass style and John can play some mean funk guitar.

Biz
01-01-2006, 12:31 AM
I'm looking for a Funk album that has some incredible guitar playing....I've already got Maggot Brain. Any suggestions and I will be very grateful. :)
Dude man, check out some of the funkalcious and parliment stuff. Talk about BAD A$$!
-Biz

Biz
01-01-2006, 12:34 AM
Yeah, I am the Red Hot Chili Peppers' biggest fan, belive it or not, but through the Freaky Styley era up 'till alot of bloodsugersexmagik, it was infact funk/rock. Flea has a funky *** bass style and John can play some mean funk guitar.
Yeah, I can totally agree with you. I love all the stuff off of Mothers Milk. Some of that stuff is just hardcore/funk/rock.
-Biz

EdBanger
01-01-2006, 08:38 AM
^^ Oh no, the chili's have not got any hardcore influence.

Biz
01-01-2006, 08:14 PM
^^ Oh no, the chili's have not got any hardcore influence.
THEY DONT :eek: !? So wait, are you trying to tell me that punk rock classisc off of mothers milk, isnt hardcore? Hmmmm..... Whatever, if you say so then I guess they have absolutely no hardcore influence :thumb: Anyone else have something to say about them not being hardcore?
-Biz

EdBanger
01-02-2006, 04:47 AM
They have hardly any hardcore influence.
Punk is Punk, Hardcore is Hardcore.
Hardcore is heavier punk. Punk influnce but not hardcore influence.

TheDMV
01-10-2006, 08:18 PM
Can someone list me the top 10 jazz albums of all time. I am just recently getting into jazz, and I have Jaco Pastorious - s/t, Coltrane - A Love Supreme, and Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Geezer1287
01-13-2006, 06:35 AM
Thrash Funk Check out Mr. Bungle self titled or OU818 A definite song to get hold of Mr. Nice Guy, an epic funk song.

Fungus Amongus is also a great thrash funk album by incubus, everysong is funky as Fu*k

jendablues
01-16-2006, 04:45 PM
Unfortunately not, thats why I asked about similiar music. I doubt they even have one out yet :/

Hi, I am representing this band and would like to inform you that our instrumental CD is going to be finished in february!!! Please keep checking http://groove.zizkov.net for changes!!!

AmericanWeiner
01-21-2006, 02:34 AM
Looking for worldbeat funk or jazz, in the vein of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, or this song by Resin.

http://palment.vo.llnwd.net/o1/epi_files/reg/songs/mp3/Resin-New_Smoothie.mp3

Suggestions?

omgwtfboogie
01-24-2006, 06:02 PM
Is their a quantity of jazz musicians/bands that is considered rather avant garde or really, really out there? I've been getting into weirder and weirder music on one side of my spectrum, and jazz music on the other side so I was wondering if there was something that could serve as a bridge between the two. I know I'm being vague by wanting something "weird", but half the fun I guess would be seeing what everyone thinks is weird.

(I also realize that this post isn't exactly what was designed for this thread, but I'm not knowledgeable as everyone else apparently is..)

AmericanWeiner
01-24-2006, 11:17 PM
Is their a quantity of jazz musicians/bands that is considered rather avant garde or really, really out there? I've been getting into weirder and weirder music on one side of my spectrum, and jazz music on the other side so I was wondering if there was something that could serve as a bridge between the two. I know I'm being vague by wanting something "weird", but half the fun I guess would be seeing what everyone thinks is weird.

(I also realize that this post isn't exactly what was designed for this thread, but I'm not knowledgeable as everyone else apparently is..)

I'm into pretty strange music and I'm really really digging Jaga Jazzist, though they're more fusion (and sound a lot like electronic music).

http://www.jagajazzist.com/v2/mp3.php

Samarai Celestial was Sun Ra's drummer (according to the link) and his music is even stranger than Sun Ra's.

http://www.epitonic.com/artists/samaraicelestial.html

That's all I can think of at the moment.

terry_bozzio_wanna_be
01-25-2006, 03:55 PM
recommecnd be some some heavy funk (i am just recently getting into it so i kinda wanna know-prog rock is to dream therter; than heavy fun is to ____)

AmericanWeiner
01-25-2006, 04:05 PM
recommecnd be some some heavy funk (i am just recently getting into it so i kinda wanna know-prog rock is to dream therter; than heavy fun is to ____)

Do you mean Funk Metal/Funk Rock or Classic Funk?

Zefie
01-26-2006, 01:49 AM
Whatevuritakes
Fusion/Funk

Songs
Absolutely
A Little More Time

Awesome band hailing from the Philippines. Go Google them or something...

terry_bozzio_wanna_be
01-27-2006, 05:11 PM
Do you mean Funk Metal/Funk Rock or Classic Funk?
im not quite sure, i ran across it but what i think im looking for might be any of those, if you could recommend me a few from each, maby i could make a bit more informed decision

apache
01-30-2006, 11:05 AM
ignore this.

Shaft!
02-04-2006, 07:54 AM
Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny
"Beyond the Missouri Sky"
Recommend pretty much every track on this C.D. It's all instrumental, and I think that it's brilliant. Pat Metheny primarily uses acoustic guitars throughout the entire thing, except for an Ibanez Artcore during scattered tracks and Charlie Haden is a very good upright bassist. My jazz band teacher recommended that I listen to it, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
My favorite track is "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" in case anyone wanted to take my recommendation.

Permanent Solution
02-10-2006, 04:22 PM
Ok, so I listened to some Latin Jazz by Paquito D'Rivera, and it was the first Jazz I've ever listened to and liked, so...what are some similar artists I might get into? I've been digging Latin music so anything with that sort of influence is a good start.

jazzlist
02-16-2006, 10:51 AM
Hi - I'm new here and thank you for letting me post. I see I'm among some knowlegable music buffs. Don't know if I can be of any help or if someone would be interested, but I have a site where we recommend Great Mainstream Jazz to buy. This is not a freebee or a scam, just great suggestions we're sure you could stand. We favor the Straight-Ahead Genre with over 1,000 Superb Recordings on our LIST. We welcome you to come on by and say Hi, and visit the Jazz world from years gone by. Thanks much/ Jim S.
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White
03-07-2006, 09:54 AM
Isnt that like not aloud here haha.

Well hey guys, this is actually my first time in the Jazz/Funk forums. and I listen to alot of Prog Metal. Symphonic Metal. and that sotta stuff, but I also listen to alot of other music genreas, and latly I am wanting to learn Funk (Im a drummer) So what would be a good place to start???. Like whats some easy FUnk to play???? and thanks all help is appreciated.

D1ck Cheney's D1ck
03-10-2006, 12:28 AM
jaga Jazzist!

rokaholic
03-14-2006, 07:14 PM
if your like me i like organ in my jazz music so for anyone who wants some organ fix with their popularity status (how difficult it will be to get a cd)
- Medeski Martin and Wood (popular in stores, on sites and p2p if you download) reccomended cd's - Shackman, Uninvisible, It's A Jungle in Here
- Joshua Redman reccomended - Momentum (downloadable but difficult, in stores most likely)
- Charles Earland - Black Talk! is all i have(hard to get, try online stores, some stores might have him)
- Jimmy Smith anything (popular, in music stores)
- Joey DeFrancesco don't know, but try(in most music stores)
- John Scofield has some stuff with organ - try A Go Go, he did it with MMW, also Uberjam is good (popular and in stores)
- Modern Groove Syndicate (free live shows from www.archive.org)