Jazz Funk Selection

Here is a selection of the Jazz Funk favorites of SomehowJazz Blog. You’ll find here albums, tunes, and live videos from the genre. Just click on the titles for more information and please leave your comments.

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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,...

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 -...

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...

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...

Quincy Jones “Summer In The City”

Summer In The City by Quincy Jones from the album “YOU'VE GOT IT BAD GIRL” released in 1973 by A&M Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Valerie Simpson - Vocals | Dave Grusin - Electric piano | Eddie Louis - Organ | Grady Tate - Drums | Chuck Rainey - Bass | Written by...

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 -...

George Duke “411”

411 by George Duke from the album "ILLUSIONS" released in 1995 by Warner Bros. Records...   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Alex Brown, Josie James, Lori Perry, Lynn Davis, Phil Perry - Vocals | Jim Gilstrap, Rachelle Ferrell - Backing vocals | George Duke - Keyboards, Piano |...

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 Duke -...

Kenny Pore “Everyone Needs Someone Like You”

Everyone Needs Someone Like You by Kenny Pore from the album “INNER CITY DREAMS” released in 1984 by ITI Records.   MUSICIANS / PERSONNEL: Kenny Pore - Guitar | Robben Ford - Guitar | Pat Coil - Keyboards | Brandon Fields - Saxophone | Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums | John...

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