SomehowJazz Blog

Jazz blog based on the music style of SomehowJazz internet radio. It’s about jazz funk, fusion, soul jazz and other contemporary elements of  jazz music.  Artists, albums and favorite tunes of the 70’s and their influences.

Kool & The Gang “Summer Madness”

Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang from the album "LIGHT OF WORLDS” released in 1974 by De-Lite Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass | George "Funky" Brown -  Drums | Claydes E. X.  Smith - Guitar | Ricky West - Piano | Ronald Bell - ARP...

Roy Hargrove, The RH Factor “Listen Here”

Listen Here by Roy Hargrove, The RH Factor from the album "STRENGTH" released in 2004 by Verve Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Written By Eddie Harris | Roy Hargrove - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Arranger, Producer | Jacques Szwarcbart - Saxophones | Bernard Wright, James...

Eddie Harris “Space Commercial”

Space Commercial by Eddie Harris from the album "IS IT IN" released in 1974 by Atlantic Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Eddie Harris - Electric Saxophone | Rufus Reid - Electric Bass, Electric Bongo | William James - Electric Drums, Bongos | Ronald Muldrow -...

The Crusaders “So Far Away”

So Far Away by The Crusaders, from the album "CRUSADERS 1" released in 1972 by Blue Thumb Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Joe Sample - Electric Piano | Stix Hooper - Drums | Wayne Henderson - Trombone | Wilton Felder - Tenor Saxophone | Chuck Rainey - Electric Bass...

Larry Carlton “Free Way”

Free Way by Larry Carlton From the album "SESSION MASTERS" released in 2015 by 335 Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Larry Carlton - Guitar | Travis Carlton - Bass | Toss Panos - Drums | Jeff Babko - Keyboards | Produced by Csaba Petocz | Composed & Arranged by...

George Duke “Feel”

Feel by George Duke, from the album "FEEL" released in 1974 by MPS Records. MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: George Duke - Electric Piano, Synthesizers | John Heard (Jungle John) - Acoustic Bass | Ndugu Leon Chancler - Drums | Airto Moreira - Percussion | Recorded &...

Weather Report “American Tango”

American Tango by Weather Report, from the album "MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER" released in 1974 by Columbia Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Josef Zawinul - Electric Piano, Synthesizers | Miroslav Vitous - Bass | Wayne Shorter - Soprano & Tenor Saxophone | Alphonso...

Paquito D’Rivera “Gdansk”

Gdansk by Paquito D'Rivera from the album "WHY NOT" released in 1984 by Columbia Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Paquito D'Rivera - Alto Saxophone | Dave Weckl - Drums | Michel Camilo - Piano, Keyboards | Claudio Roditi - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone | Sammy...

Don Grolnick “Pools”

Pools by Don Grolnick from the album “HEARTS AND NUMBERS” released in 1985 by Hip Pocket Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Will Lee - Bass | Peter Erskine - Drums | Jeff Mironov - Guitar | Don Grolnick - Piano, Electric Piano | Michael Brecker - Tenor Saxophone |...

John Abercrombie “3 East”

3 East by John Abercrombie from the album “NIGHT” released in 1984 by ECM Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: John Abercrombie - Guitar | Michael Brecker - Tenor Saxophone | Jan Hammer - Keyboards | Jack DeJohnette - Drums | Jan Erik Kongshaug - Engineer | Produced by...

Bill Connors “Try tone Today”

Try Tone Today by Bill Connors from the album "RETURN" released in 2004 by Tone Center label... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Bill Connors - Guitar | Lincoln Goines - Bass | Bill O'Connell - Piano | Kim Plainfield - Drums | Myra Casales - Percussion | Mİxed by Pat Thrall |...

John Scofield “Scotown”

Scotown by John Scofield from the album "UBERJAM DEUX" released in 2013 by EmArcy Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Andy Hess - Electric Bass | Louis Cato - Drums | John Scofield - Guitar | Kevin Harper, Ted Tuthill - Engineers | Mastered by  Greg Calbi | Composed by,...

Incognito “Amplify My Soul”

Amplify My Soul (Pt.1 & Pt.2) by Incognito from the album “Amplified Soul” released in 2014 by Shanachie Records... Musicians / Personnel: Bluey - Guitar & Producer, Francis Hylton - Bass, Francesco Mendolla - Drums, Matt Cooper - Keyboards, Tommy Momrelle -...

Brad Mehldau “Dusty McNugget”

Dusty McNugget by Brad Mehldau from the album “Largo” released in 2002 by Warner Bros. Musicians / Personnel: Brad Mehldau - Piano, Darek Oleszkiewicz - Bass, Matt Chamberlain - Percussion, Jim Keltner - Drums, Daniel Kelley, Philip Yao - French horn, William...

Karizma “Ratso”

Ratso by Karizma from the album “PERFECT HARMONY” released in 2012 by Creatchy Records.... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: David Garfield - Keyboards | Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums | Michael Landau - Electric Guitar | Tim Pearce - Electric Guitar | Neil Stubenhaus - Bass |  ...

Eric Johnson and Mike Stern “Tidal”

Tidal by Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, from the album "ECLECTIC" released in 2014 by Heads Up International label... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Eric Johnson - Electric Guitar, Synthesizers | Mike Stern - Electric Guitar | Chris Maresh - Electric Bass | Anton Fig - Drums |...

Al Jarreau “Agua De Beber”

Agua De Beber by Al Jarreau, from the album “GLOW” released in 1976 by Reprise... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Al Jarreau - Vocal | Wilton Felder - Bass | Ralph MacDonald - Percussion | Larry Nash - Synthesizer | Tom Canning - Piano | Larry Carlton - Guitar | Joe Sample -...

Steely Dan “Peg”

Peg by Steely Dan from the album "AJA" released in 1977 by ABC Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Jay Graydon - Guitar (solo) | Donald Fagen - Lead Vocal | Michael McDonald - Backing Vocals | Chuck Rainey - Bass | Rick Marotta - Drums | Don Grolnick - Clavinet | Steve...

Chuck Loeb “Red Suede Shoes”

Red Suede Shoes by Chuck Loeb from the album "PLAIN 'N' SIMPLE" released in 2011 by Tweety Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Chuck Loeb - Guitar | Tilll Bronner - Trumpet (Solo) | Eric Marienthal -  Saxophone | Harvey Mason - Drums | Pat Bianchi - Organ | Nathan...

Billy Cobham “Song For A Friend”

Song For A Friend by Billy Cobham, from the album “LIFE & TIMES” released in 1976 by Atlantic Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Billy Cobham - Drums, Synthesizer | Doug Rauch - Bass | John Scofield - Guitar | Dawili Gonga (George Duke) - Keyboards | Composed by...

Michael Franks “Antonio’s Song”

Antonio's Song by Michael Franks from the album “SLEEPING GYPSY” released in 1977 by Warner Bros. Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Joe Sample - Piano | John Guerin - Drums, Percussion | Larry Carlton - Guitar | David Sanborn - Alto Sax | Wilton Felder - Bass | Claus...

Chuck Mangione “Soft”

Soft by Chuck Mangione, from the album "CHASE THE CLOUDS AWAY" released in 1975 by A&M Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Esther Satterfield - Vocals | Chuck Mangione - Flugelhorn, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano | Gerry Niewood - Soprano & Tenor Saxophone, Flute...

Jaco Pastorius “Opus Pocus”

Opus Pocus by Jaco Pastorius, from the album “JACO PASTORIUS” released in 1976 by Epic/Legacy... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Jaco Pastorius - Bass | Lenny White - Drums | Herbie Hancock - Electric Piano | Don Alias - Percussion | Wayne Shorter - Soprano Saxophone | Othello...

Al Jarreau “Bring Me Joy”

Bring Me Joy by Al Jarreau from the album "MY OLD FRIEND: CELEBRATING GEORGE DUKE" released in 2014 by Concord Music Group... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Al Jarreau - Vocals | George Duke - Keyboards | Boney James - Tenor Saxophone | Alex Al - Bass | Omari Williams - Drums...

Grover Washington Jr. “Knucklehead”

Knucklehead by Grover Washington Jr. from the album "FEELS SO GOOD" released in 1976 by Kudu Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Grover Washington Jr. - Tenor Saxophone, Composer | Bob James - Keyboards, Arranger | Eric Gale - Guitar | Gary King - Bass | Jimmy Madison -...

Lee Ritenour “Sunset Drivers”

Sunset Drivers by Lee Ritenour from the album "BANDED TOGETHER" released in 1984 by Elektra Records.. MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Eric Tagg - Lead Vocal | Nathan East - Bass | Carlos Vega - Drums | Greg Mathieson - Keyboards, Moog Bass | Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion |...

David Matthews – Super Funky Sax

David Matthews - Super Funky Sax ( GNP Crescendo / 1984 ) Here comes the former James Brown arranger David Matthews with a jazz funk masterpiece that hits the heart of SomehowJazz' music taste and makes it to the top 10 of our favorite album collection. All pieces are...

Miles Davis “Tomaas”

Tomaas by Miles Davis, from the album "TUTU" released in 1986 by Warner Bros. Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Marcus Miller - Bass | George Duke - Keyboards | Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion | Jason Miles - Synthesizer | Miles Davis - Trumpet | Tommy LiPuma -...

Steely Dan “My Rival”

My Rival by Steely Dan from the album "GAUCHO" released in 1980 by MCA records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Anthony Jackson - Bass | Steve Gadd - Drums | Pat Rebillot - Electric Piano | Steve Khan - Lead Guitar | Nicky Marrero - Timbales | Hiram Bullock, Rick Derringer -...

Rodney Franklin “Felix Leo”

Felix Leo by Rodney Franklin from the album "YOU'LL NEVER KNOW" released in 1980 by Columbia Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Rodney Franklin - Grand Piano, Bass, Composer | Ray Pizzi - Bass Clarinet | Randy Merritt - Drums | Mel Martin - Flute, Soprano Sax | Paul...

Donald Byrd – Street Lady

Donald Byrd - Street Lady ( Blue Note / 1973 ) Out of once in a life time collaboration of Donald Byrd and Larry Mizell, emerged this unique jazz, funk and groove experience that only gets better with time. All the pieces are original compositions, of which "Lansana's...

Bernard Wright “Mr. Clean”

Mr. Clean by Bernard Wright from the album "FUNKY BEAT" released in 1983 by Arista label... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Sekou Bunch - Bass | Charlie Drayton - Drums | Bernard Wright - Synthesizers | Weldon Irvine - Piano | Ronald Drayton - Guitar | Crusher Bennett -...

Don Blackman “Heart’s Desire”

Heart's Desire by Don Blackman from the album "DON BLACKMAN" released in 1982 by GRP Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Don Blackman - Piano, Synthesizers, Lead Vocal | Dave Grusin - String Arrangement | Sheri Snyder - Lead and Backing Vocals | Desire White - Backing...

Bobby Lyle “Paradise Cove”

Paradise Cove by Bobby Lyle from the album "SECRET ISLAND" released in 1992 by Atlantic Jazz label... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Larry Kimpel - Bass | Ndugu Leon Chancler - Drums | Paul Jackson Jr. - Guitar | Stanley Benders - Percussion | Bobby Lyle - Piano, Keyboards |...

Me’Shell Ndegeocello “Call Me”

Call Me by Me'Shell Ndegeocello from the album “Plantation Lullabies” released in 1993 by Maverick Records. Musicians / Personnel: Me'shell Ndegeocello – Vocals, Bass guitar, David Gamson – Drums, Wah-Wah Watson – Guitar, Bobby Lyle – Piano, Luis Conte – Congas,...

The Crusaders “Chain Reaction”

Chain Reaction by The Crusaders from the album "CHAIN REACTION" album released in 1975 by Blue Thumb Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Joe Sample - Rhodes Electric Piano | Wayne Henderson - Trombone | Wilton Felder - Tenor Saxophone, Bass | Stix Hooper - Drums | Larry...

Flora Purim – Stories To Tell

Flora Purim - Stories To Tell ( Milestone / 1974 ) In her second solo album, Flora Purim perfects her unique style, mixing Brazilian music and jazz, together with great musicians like George Duke and Airto Moreira. "Insensatez" (How Insensitive) is probably the best...

Weather Report “Palladium”

Palladium by Weather Report from the album "HEAVY WEATHER" released in 1977 by Columbia Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Joe Zawinul - ARP 2600 Synthesizer, Rhodes Piano | Wayne Shorter - Tenor & Soprano Saxophones | Jaco Pastorius - Bass, Steel Drums | Alex...

John McLaughlin “New York On My Mind”

New York On My Mind by John McLaughlin, from the album “ELECTRIC GUITARIST” released in 1978 by Columbia Records. MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: John McLaughlin - Guitar | Stu Goldberg - Electric Piano | Billy Cobham - Drums | Jerry Goodman - Violin | Fernando Saunders - Bass...

Stanley Clarke “Lopsy Lu”

Lopsy Lu by Stanley Clarke from the album "STANLEY CLARKE" released in 1974 by Nemperor Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Stanley Clarke - Electric Bass | Bill Connors - Guitar | Jan Hammer - Electric Piano, Moog Synthesizer | Tony Williams - Drums | Ken Scott -...

Billy Cobham “Spanish Moss”

Spanish Moss by Billy Cobham. From the album "CROSSWINDS" released in 1974 by Atlantic Records...     MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: John Abercrombie - Guitar, Michael Brecker - Woodwinds, Randy Brecker - Trumpet, Garnett Brown - Trombone, Billy Cobham - Drums,...

Herbie Hancock “Textures”

Textures by Herbie Hancock, from the album “MR. HANDS” released in 1980 by Columbia Records. MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Herbie Hancock plays all the instruments by himself (Moog, Mini-Moog Synthesizers, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Vocoder) Recording Engineers - Fred Catero,...

Chick Corea “Lenore”

Lenore by Chick Corea from the album "THE LEPRECHAUN" released in 1976 by Polydor Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Chick Corea - Acoustic Piano, Mini Moog and Arp Odysey Synthesizers | Steve Gadd - Drums | Gayle Moran - Vocals | Bernie Kirsch - Engineer | David...

Alphonso Johnson “Stump”

Stump by Alphonso Johnson from the album "MOONSHADOWS" released in 1976 by Epic Records... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Alphonso Johnson - Electric Bass | Narada Michael Walden - Drums | Dawili Gonga (George Duke) - Electric Piano, Synthesizers | David Amaro - Guitar | Lee...

Jimmy Smith “Mimosa”

Mimosa by Jimmy Smith, from the album “OFF THE TOP” released in 1982 by Elektra Musician. MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Jimmy Smith - Organ | Grady Tate - Drums | George Benson - Guitar | Erroll "Crusher" Bennett - Percussion | Written by George Benson | Mixed by Tony May |...

Zachary Breaux “Where Is The Love”

Where Is The Love by Zachary Breaux from the album "GROOVIN" released in 1992 by Ronnie Scott's Jazz House... MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Zachary Breaux - Guitar | Donald Nicks - Bass | Dennis Davis - Drums, Percussion | Rex Rideout - Keyboards | Chris Lewis - Engineer |...

Chick Corea – Secret Agent

Chick Corea - Secret Agent ( Polydor / 1978 ) With three studio recordings and two live albums, 1978 was a record breaking year for Chick Corea in terms of productivity. Secret Agent is one of these studio albums with a rich orchestration featuring a horn section and...

Lenny White “Sweet Dreamer”

From the album “Big City” released in 1977 by Nemperor Records... Musicians / Personnel: Lenny White - drums & synthesizers | Weldon Irvine - lyrics | Pat Gleeson - Eµ Synthesizer | Linda Tillery - vocals | Ray Gomez - guitar | Herbie Hancock - electric piano |...

Tom Kennedy “Love’s Disguise”

Love's Disguise by Tom Kennedy, from the album “JUST FOR THE RECORD” released in 2011 by CD Baby. MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Tom Kennedy - Bass | Dave Weckl - Drums | Mike Stern - Guitar | Nathan Childers - Alto saxophone, Tenor saxophone | Charles Blenzig - Keyboards |...