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.

Dennis Chambers “Amos Ignored”

Amos Ignored by Dennis Chambers from the album "Planet Earth" released in 2005 by BHM Productions... Musicians / Personnel : Dennis Chambers - Drums | Jim Beard - Clavinet, Organ | Kenny Garrett - Alto Saxophone | Will Lee - Bass | Dean Brown - Guitar | Bob Malach - ...

Hank Mobley “A Baptist Beat”

A Baptist Beat by Hank Mobley from the album "Roll Call" released in 1961 by Blue Note label... Musicians / Personnel: Hank Mobley - Tenor Saxophone | Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet | Wynton Kelly - Piano | Paul Chambers - Bass | Art Blakey - Drums | Recorded at Van Gelder...

Cannonball Adderley “One For Daddy-O”

One For Daddy-O by Cannonball Adderley from the album "Somethin' Else" released in 1958 by Blue Note label... Musicians / Personnel: Cannonball Adderley - Alto Saxophone | Miles Davis - Trumpet | Hank Jones - Piano | Sam Jones - Bass | Art Blakey - Drums | Written by...

Jeff Lorber Fusion “City”

City by Jeff Lorber Fusion from the album "Galaxy" released in 2011 by Heads Up International...   Musicians / Personnel: Jeff Lorber - Keyboards, Synth Bass | Jimmy Haslip - Bass | Eric Marienthal - Alto Saxophone | Paul Jackson Jr. - Guitar | Vinnie Colaiuta -...

Jeff Beck “Cause We Ended As Lovers”

Cause We Ended As Lovers by Jeff Beck from the album “Blow by Blow” released in 1975 by Epic Records. Musicians / Personnel: Jeff Beck - Guitar, Max Middleton - Keyboards, Phil Chen - Bass, Richard Bailey - Drums, George Martin - Producer,   SomehowJazz...

Erik Truffaz “Arroyo”

Arroyo by Erik Truffaz, from the album “Bending New Corners” released in 1999 by Blue Note. Musicians / Personnel: Erik Truffaz - Trumpet, Marcello Giuliani - Bass, Patrick Muller - Piano, Marc Erbetta - Drums,     Erik Truffaz "Arroyo" SomehowJazz followers...

Billy Cobham and Novecento “Dreamer”

Dreamer by Billy Cobham and Novecento from the album "Drum 'n' Voice, Vol.3" released in 2010 by Soul Trade... Musicians / Personnel: Billy Cobham - Drums | Rossana Nicolosi - Bass | Pino Nicolosi - Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organ | Lino Nicolosi - Guitar | Bob Mintzer -...

Tower Of Power “Pocketful Of Soul”

Pocketful Of Soul by Tower Of Power from the album "The Oakland Zone" released in 2003 by Or Music... Musicians / Personnel: Emilio Castillo - Tenor & Alto Saxophone | David Garibaldi - Drums | Francis Rocco Prestia - Bass | Stephen Kupka - Baritone Saxophone |...

Earth, Wind & Fire “Evil”

Evil by Earth, Wind & Fire, from the album “Head To The Sky” released in 1973 by Columbia Records. Musicians / Personnel: Larry Dunn - Piano, Organ, Ralph Johnson - Drums, Percussion, Johnny Graham - Guitar, Al McKay - Sitar, Andrew Woolfolks - Saxophone, Jessica...

The Crusaders “Nite Crawler”

Nite Crawler by The Crusaders from the album "Free As The Wind" released in 1977 by ABC Blue Thumb Records... Musicians / Personnel: Joe Sample - Keyboards | Wilton Felder - Tenor saxophone | Stix Hooper - Drums | Larry Carlton - Guitar | Robert "Pops" Popwell - Bass...

Quincy Jones “Listen (What It Is)”

Listen (What It Is) by Quincy Jones from the album Mellow Madness released in 1975 by A&M Records... Musicians / Personnel: George Johnson, Paulette McWilliams - Vocals | Louis Johnson - Electric Bass | Harvey Mason - Drums | George Johnson - Guitar | Dave Grusin,...

Larry Carlton “10:00 P.M.”

10:00 P.M. by Larry Carlton from the album "Sleepwalk" released in 1982 by Warner Bros. label... Musicians / Personnel: Larry Carlton - Valley Arts Stratocaster Guitar | Abraham Laboriel - Bass | Jeff Porcaro - Drums | Terry Trotter - Fender Rhodes Electric Piano |...

Billy Cobham “Stratus”

Stratus by Billy Cobham from the album "Spectrum" released 1973 by Atlantic Records... Musicians / Personnel: Billy Cobham - Drums, Percussion & Producer | Jan Hammer - Electric Piano, Moog Synthesizer | Tommy Bolin - Electric Guitar | Lee Sklar - Electric Bass |...

Lee Oskar “I Remember Home”

I Remember Home by Lee Oskar from the album "Lee Oskar" released in 1976 by United Artists label... Musicians / Personnel: Lee Oskar - Harmonica, Bass Harmonica, Sound Effects | Robert Vega - Electric Bass | Jose Chepito Areas - Congas | Greg Errico - Drums, String...

Blood, Sweat & Tears – II

Blood, Sweat & Tears ( Columbia / 1968 ) The amazing voice of David Clayton-Thomas, a fantastic brass arrangement, jazz meets rock, a milestone in music history. "Spinning Wheel", "You Made Me So Very Happy" and especially "God Bless the Child" remain...

George Duke “Foosh”

Foosh by George Duke, from the album “The Aura Will Prevail” released in 1975 by MPS Records. Musicians / Personnel: George Duke - Fender Rhodes & Wurlitzer electric piano , Hohner D 6 clavinet, Arp Odyssey, Mini Moog, Arp String Ensemble, Mutron phaser,...

Return To Forever “Sorceress”

Sorceress by Return To Forever recorded live in "Old Grey Whistle Test" studio, 1976... Musicians / Personnel: Chick Corea - Acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, mini Moog, ARP Oddysey, Stanley Clarke - Bass, Lenny White - Drums, Al DiMeola - Guitar,  ...

Yellowjackets – Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets - Yellowjackets ( Warner Bros. / 1981 ) This fantastic debut album of the jazz fusion band was first totally underrated, only to be rediscovered after their second release. Robben Ford's great guitar solo on "Rush Hour" remains unbeatable. Also, "Matinee...

Carla Bley – Heavy Heart

Carla Bley - Heavy Heart ( Watt-ECM / 1984 ) This great contemporary jazz record from 1984, still sounding fresh after so many years, is our favorite Carla Bley album, melodic and light and yet carrying a dark undertone. A jazz orchestration masterpiece as well, all...

Wah Wah Watson “Bubbles”

Bubbles by Wah Wah Watson from the album "Elementary" released in 1976 by Columbia Records... Musicians / Personnel: Bennie Maupin - Soprano Saxophone with echoplex, Herbie Hancock - Electric piano, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer, Louis Johnson - Bass, Ollie Brown -...

Wes Montgomery “Bumpin'”

Bumpin' by Wes Montgomery from the album "Bumpin'" released in 1965 by Verve Records. Musicians / Personnel: Don Sebesky - Arranger & Conductor, Bob Cranshaw - Bass, Candido Camero - Bongos, Grady Tate - Drums, Wes Montgomery - Guitar, Roger Kellaway - Piano...

Dave Valentin “Eclipse”

Eclipse by Dave Valentin, from the album “Kalahari” released in 1984 by GRP Records. Musicians / Personnel: Robert Ameen - Drums, Lincoln Goines - Bass, Dave Grusin - Producer, Bill O'Connell - Piano, Dave Valentin - Flute,     Dave Valentin "Eclipse"...

Miles Davis “Pharaoh’s Dance”

Pharaoh's Dance by Miles Davis from the album "Bitches Brew" released in 1970 by Columbia Records... Musicians / Personnel: Miles Davis - trumpet, Wayne Shorter - soprano saxophone, Bennie Maupin - bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul - electric piano - Left, Larry Young -...

Lenny White “Prince Of The Sea”

Prince Of The Sea by Lenny White from the album "Venusian Summer" released in 1975 by Atlantic Records Musicians / Personnel: Larry Coryell - Guitar, (1st. solo) Al DiMeola - Guitar, (2nd. solo) Tom Harrell - Flugelhorn, Lenny White - Drums, Gong, Doug Rauch - Bass,...

Billy Cobham “Crosswinds”

Crosswinds by Billy Cobham, from the album “Crosswinds” released in 1974 by Atlantic Records...     Musicians / Personnel: John Abercrombie - guitar, Michael Brecker - tenor sax, Randy Brecker - trumpet, Garnett Brown - trombone, Billy Cobham - drums, George...

Pat Metheny Group – Offramp

Pat Metheny Group - Offramp ( ECM / 1982 ) An exceptional musician who fits no category but his own, and the album that marked it for good. Offramp is the first studio recording on which Pat Metheny used the guitar synthesizer together with synclavier, and with the...

Donald Fagen “The Goodbye Look”

The Goodbye Look by Donald Fagen from the album "The Nightfly" released in 1982 by Warner Bros. Records... Musicians / Personnel: Donald Fagen - Lead Vocals, Larry Carlton - Guitar, Dean Parks - Guitar, Steve Khan - Acoustic guitar, Jeff Porcaro - Drums, Marcus Miller...

Lee Ritenour  “G-Rit”

G-Rit by Lee Ritenour from the album "Portrait" released in 1987 by GRP Label... Musicians / Personnel: Kenny G - Tenor saxophone, Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards, Paul Jackson, Jr. - Rhythm guitar, Nathan East - Bass, Harvey Mason - Drums, percussion, Lee Ritenour -...

George Benson “On Broadway”

On Broadway by George Benson from the album "Weekend In L.A." released in 1978 by Warner Bros. Label... Musicians / Personnel: George Benson - guitar, Jorge Dalto - piano, Ronnie Foster - synthesizer, Phil Upchurch - rhythm guitar, Ralph MacDonald - percussion,...

Brandon Fields “Bullfunk”

Bullfunk by Brandon Fields from the album "The Other Side Of The Story'" released in 1985 by Nova Label... Musicians / Personnel: Robben Ford - Guitar, David Garfield - Keyboards, John Patitucci - Bass, Greg Bisonette - Drums, Brandon Fields - Alto saxophone, Walt...

Donald Byrd “Black Byrd”

Black Byrd by Donald Byrd from the album "Black Byrd" released in 1973 by Blue Note Label... Musicians / Personnel: Chuck Rainey - Bass, Roger Glenn - Flute, Saxophone, David T. Walker - Guitar, Stephanie Spruill - Percussion, Joe Sample - Piano, Fonce Mizell -...

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Wizard Island

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Wizard Island (Arista / 1980) This innovative and intensive album has a special place in our record collection as a milestone in the jazz fusion genre. We were surprised by its uniqueness when it first came out. Our favorite pieces are "City" and...

Ramsey Lewis “Sarah Jane”

Sarah Jane by Ramsey Lewis, from the album "Ivory Pyramid" released in 1992 by GRP Label. Musicians / Personnel: Charles Webb - Bass, Steve Cobb - Drums, Henry Johnson - Guitar, Mike Logan - Keyboards, Ramsey Lewis - Piano, Carl Griffin, Frayne Lewis, Ramsey Lewis -...

Ahmad Jamal “Biencavo”

Biencavo by Ahmad Jamal  from the album "Digital Works" released in 1985 by Atlantic Records... Musicians / Personnel: Larry Ball - Bass, Herlin Riley - Drums, Iraj Lashkary - Percussion, Ahmad Jamal - Piano, James Snyder, Ahmad Jamal - Producers... Recorded at...

Kenny Barron “Sunshower”

Sunshower by Kenny Barron, from the album “Innocence” released in 1978 by Wolf Records... Musicians / Personnel: Buster Williams - Bass, Ben Riley - Drums, Kenny Barron - Electric piano, Rafael Cruz - Percussion, Sonny Fortune - Saxophone, Jimmy Owens - Trumpet......

Don Grolnick “Act Natural”

Act Natural by Don Grolnick from the album "Hearts and Numbers" released in 1989 by Hip Pocket Records... Musicians / Personnel: Don Grolnick - Synthesizer, Michael Brecker - Tenor Saxophone, Peter Erskine - Cymbal, Jeff Mironov - Electric Guitar, Clifford Carter -...

Marcus Miller “Teen Town”

Teen Town by Marcus Miller from the album "The Sun Don't Lie" released in 1993 by Dreyfus Jazz... Musicians / Personnel: Marcus Miller - Bass, Don Alias - Congas, Omar Hakim, Steve Ferrone - Drums, Hiram Bullock - Guitar, Philippe Saisse - Keyboards, Paulinho Da Costa...

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 -...

Miles Davis – In a Silent Way

Miles Davis - In a Silent Way ( Columbia / 1969 ) "Miles Davis is the most written about artist in the field of jazz, and I hate the word " jazz,"  I prefer using the phrase " field of music. "...His recent albums are pointed to new directions for all who are...

Jeff Lorber Fusion “Curtains”

Curtains by Jeff Lorber Fusion from the album "Soft Space" released in 1978 by Inner City Records... Musicians / Personnel: Lester McFarland - Electric Bass, Dennis Bradford - Drums, Dean Reichert - Electric Guitar, Jeff Lorber - Fender Rhodes Piano, Synthesizer,...

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, Dale Oehler...

Lee Ritenour

With his superb guitar technique and intelligent soloing, Lee Ritenour earned himself a special status among session guitarists, leaving his signature on numerous studio recordings in forty years. From rock and blues to Brazilian music, his influence spectrum is as...

Zachary Breaux “Cafe Reggio”

Cafe Reggio by Zachary Breaux from the album "Uptown Groove" released in 1997 by Zebra Records. Musicians / Personnel: Zachary Breaux - guitar... Written by Isaac Hayes in 1970 (Cafe Regio's)...   SomehowJazz followers love to read your insights. Please use the...

Jeff Beck “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”

 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by Jeff Beck from the album "Wired" released in 1976 by Epic Records... Musicians / Personnel: Max Middleton - Rhodes piano, Wilbur Bascomb - Bass Richard Bailey - Drums, Jeff Beck - Guitar, George Martin - Producer...   SomehowJazz...

Rare Silk – New Weave

Rare Silk - New Weave ( Polydor / 1983 ) The Grammy nominated debut album of Rare Silk, turned out to be the best vocal jazz record of the eighties, still a pleasure to listen. With high-class musicians including Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker and Ronnie Cuber backing...

Steve Khan “Change Agent”

Change Agent by Steve Khan from the album “Parting Shot” released in 2011 by ESC Records... Musicians / Personnel: Anthony Jackson - Bass, Dennis Chambers - Drums, Steve Khan - Guitar, Bobby Allende, Manolo Badrena, Marc Quinones - Percussion   Steve Khan "Change...

Marvin Gaye “Trouble Man”

Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye from the album “Trouble Man” released in 1972 by Tamla Records... Musicians / Personnel: Marvin Gaye – vocals, drums, keyboards, Trevor Lawrence – saxophones, Eli Fountain - alto saxophone, Dale Oehler – arranger, Bob Ragland – piano, Marvin...