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The Blackbyrds “Happy Music”

Happy Music by Donald Byrd from the album "CITY LIFE" released in 1975 by Fantasy Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: The Blackbyrds - Vocals | Joe Hall - Bass | Keith Killgo - Drums | Orville Saunders - Guitar | Kevin Toney - Keyboards | Stephen Johnson - Saxophone |...

Kool & The Gang “Funky Stuff”

Funky Stuff by Kool & The Gang, from the album "WILD AND PEACEFUL" released in 1973 by De-Lite Records…   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass, Vocals | George "Funky" Brown - Drums, Vocals, Percussion | Ricky West - Electric Piano, Vocals | Claydes Smith...

Commodores “Rapid Fire”

Rapid Fire by Commodores from the album "MACHINE GUN" released in 1974 by Motown Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Lionel Richie - Vocals, saxophone, keyboards | Thomas McClary - Vocals, guitar | Milan Williams - Guitar, keyboards | Ronald LaPread - Bass guitar |...

War “Southern Part Of Texas”

Southern Part Of Texas by War, from the album “DELIVER THE WORD” released in 1973 by United Artists Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Charles Miller - Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones | B.B. Dickerson - Bass, Percussion, Vocals | Howard Scott - Guitar, Percussion...

The Brecker Brothers “Some Skunk Funk”

Some Skunk Funk by The Brecker Brothers from the album "BRECKER BROS." released in 1975 by Arista Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Randy Brecker - Trumpet, Electric Trumpet, Flugelhorn | Michael Brecker - Tenor Saxophone | David Sanborn -  Alto Saxophone | Will Lee...

David Matthews “Super Groove”

Super Groove by David Matthews from the album “SUPER FUNKY SAX” released in 1984 by GNP Crescendo Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Michael Brecker - Tenor Sax | David Sanborn - Alto Sax | Ronnie Cuber - Baritone Sax | Don Grolnick - Electric Piano | David Spinozza...

Average White Band “Person To Person”

Person To Person by Average White Band from the album "AWB" released in 1974 by Atlantic Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Hamish Stuart - Lead Vocals, Guitar | Roger Ball - Keyboards, Alto & Baritone Saxophones | Molly Duncan - Tenor Saxophone | Robbie McIntosh -...

Eric Gale “Lookin’ Good”

Lookin' Good by Eric Gale, from the album “PART OF YOU” released in 1979 by CBS  Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Grover Washington - Tenor Saxophone | Harvey Mason - Drums | Eric Gale - Guitar | Ralph MacDonald - Percussion | Neil Jason - Bass | Dave Grusin -...

Tito Puente “On Broadway”

On Broadway by Tito Puente from the album "ON BROADWAY" released in 1982 by Concord Jazz Picante label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Jorge Dalto – Acoustic & Electric Piano | Edgardo Miranda - Guitar, Cuatro | Bobby Rodriguez – Bass | Jerry Gonzales – Flugelhorn, Congas...

George Benson “On Broadway”

On Broadway by George Benson from the album "WEEKEND IN L.A." released in 1978 by Warner Bros. Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: George Benson - Guitar | Jorge Dalto - Piano | Ronnie Foster - Synthesizer | Phil Upchurch - Rhythm Guitar | Ralph MacDonald - Percussion...

Earth Wind & Fire “September”

September by Earth Wind & Fire from the album "THE BEST OF EARTH WIND & FIRE VOL. 1" released in 1978 by Columbia Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Maurice White - Lead Vocals | Philip Bailey - Vocals | Verdine White - Bass, Vocals | Al McKay - Guitar | Fred White -...

Billy Cobham “Le Lis”

Le Lis by Billy Cobham. From the album “SPECTRUM” released in 1973 by Atlantic Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Billy Cobham - Drums | Jan Hammer - Electric piano, Moog synthesizer | Ron Carter- Acoustic bass | Joe Farrell - Soprano sax | Jimmy Owens - Flugelhorn |...

Quincy Jones “Along Came Betty”

Along Came Betty by Quincy Jones from the album "BODY HEAT" released in 1974 by A&M Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff, Mike Melvoin, Dave Grusin – Synthesizer | Wah Wah Watson, Phil Upchurch, David T. Walker, Arthur Adams, Eric Gale...

Deodato “September 13”

September 13 by Deodato from the album “PRELUDE” released in 1973 by CTI Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Eumir Deodato - Piano | Stanley Clarke - Bass | Billy Cobham - Drums | John Tropea - Guitar | Airto Moreira - Percussion | Ray Barretto - Congas | Wayne Andre,...

Weather Report “Between The Thighs”

Between The Thighs by Weather Report from the album  "TALE SPINNIN' " released in 1975 by Columbia Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Joe Zawinul - Rhodes Electric Piano, ARP 2600 Synthesizer, Steel Drums | Wayne Shorter - Soprano Saxophone | Alphonso Johnson -...

Miles Davis “Shhh Peaceful”

Shhh Peaceful by Miles Davis, from the album "IN A SILENT WAY" released in 1969 by Columbia Records.   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Miles Davis - Trumpet | Wayne Shorter - Tenor Saxophone | John McLaughlin - Guitar | Chick Corea - Piano | Herbie Hancock - Electric Piano |...

Herbie Hancock “Gettin’ To The Good Part”

Gettin' To The Good Part by Herbie Hancock from the album “LITE ME UP” released in 1982 by Columbia Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Herbie Hancock - Keyboards, Vocoder | Rod Temperton - Vocals | John Robinson - Drums | Louis Johnson - Bass | David Williams -...

Ramsey Lewis “Brazilica”

Brazilica by Ramsey Lewis, from the album "SALONGO" released in 1976 by Columbia  Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Byron Gregory - Guitars | Ron Harris - Bass | Jimmy Bryant - Clavinet | Steve Cobb - Drums | Derf Reklaw Raheem - Flute, Percussion | Ramsey Lewis -...

Michel Petrucciani “September 2nd”

September 2nd by Michel Petrucciani from the album “PLAYGROUND” released in 1991 by Blue Note Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Michel Petrucciani - Piano | Omar Hakim - Drums | Anthony Jackson - Bass | Steve Thornton - Percussion | Tom Swift - Engineer | Joe...

Joe Sample “Fly With The Wings Of Love”

Fly With The Wings Of Love by Joe Sample from the album "RAINBOW SEEKER" released in 1978 by ABC Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Stix Hooper - Drums, Percussion | Robert Pops Popwell -Bass | Joe Sample - Piano, Strings | Barry Finnerty - Guitar | Paulinho Da Costa...

The Crusaders “Spiral”

Spiral by The Crusaders from the album "THOSE SOUTHERN KNIGHTS" released in 1976 by Blue Thumb Records…   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Wayne Henderson – Trombone | Wilton Felder – Tenor Saxophone | Joe Sample – Keyboards | Stix Hooper – Drums, Percussion | Larry Carlton –...

Azymuth “Indian Pepper”

Indian Pepper (Pimenta Malagueta) by Azymuth from the album "CASCADES" released in 1982 by Milestone Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Alex Malheiros - Bass, Fretless Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion | Ivan Conti - Drums, Percussion | Jose Roberto Bertrami...

Al Jarreau “Milwaukee”

Milwaukee by Al Jarreau from the album "GLOW" released in 1976 by Reprise Label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Larry Carlton - Guitar | Tom Canning - Electric Piano | Joe Correro -  Drums | Paul Stallworth - Bass | Ralph MacDonald - Percussion | Al Jarreau - Vocals |...

Roy Ayers “Liquid Love”

Liquid Love by Roy Ayers from the album "VIRGIN UBIQUITY II" (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981) released in 2005 by Rapster Records…   Roy Ayers - Vibraphone, Rhodes Electric Piano,  Arp String Ensemble, Synthesizers, Hohner D-6 Clavinet, Keyboard Instruments | William...

Aretha Franklin “The Thrill Is Gone”

The Thrill Is Gone by Aretha Franklin from the album "SPIRIT IN THE DARK" released in 1970 by Atlantic Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Aretha Franklin - Lead Vocals, Piano | Almeda Lattimore, Brenda Bryant, Margaret Branch - Backing Vocals | Tommy McClure - Bass |...

Stevie Wonder ” Joy Inside My Tears”

Joy Inside My Tears by Stevie Wonder from the album "SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE" released in 1977 by Tamla label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Stevie Wonder - Lead Vocal, Vocals | Susaye Green - Backing Vocals | Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards | Recorded and Mixed by John...

The Mysterious Flying Orchestra “Summer Days”

Summer Days by "THE MYSTERIOUS FLYING ORCHESTRA" released in 1977 by RCA Victor label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Written by Lonnie Liston Smith | Bob Thiele - Music Director | Wilbur Bascomb - Electric Bass | Andy Newmark - Drums | Richard Resnicoff - Electric Guitar...

Lonnie Liston Smith “Summer Nights”

Summer Nights by Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes from the Album "VISIONS OF A NEW WORLD" released in 1975 by Flying Dutchman label...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Lonnie Liston Smith - Keyboards | Greg Maker - Electric Bass | Art Gore, Wilby Fletcher - Drums |...

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...

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As the name suggests, SomehowJazz offers to our listeners an assortment of most jazz genres. We also share our favorites in the blog categories shown below. Categories are Jazz Funk, Jazz Fusion, Soul Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Rock, Smooth Jazz and Latin Jazz.

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