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.

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 |...

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...