Sophisticated Funk is an album by organist Jack McDuff recorded in 1976 and released on the Chess label. “Sophisticated…maybe. Funky…not so much. This forgettable effort from Jack McDuff veers far too close to smooth jazz [More]
Graffiti Blues is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1973 and released on the Mainstream label. “The fourth of five Mainstream sets led by Blue Mitchell (which has been reissued on CD) [More]
Your Mama Don’t Dance is an album by organist Charles Kynard which was recorded in 1973 and released on the Mainstream label. Track listing: “Superstition” (Stevie Wonder) – 4:44 “The World Is a Ghetto” (War) [More]
Cherry is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff featuring performances recorded in 1966 and originally released on the Solid State label. Track listing: “Cherry” (Don Redman, Ray Gilbert) – 2:20 “Tequila” (Chuck Rio) [More]
Glory of Love is an album by flutist Herbie Mann released on the CTI label featuring performances recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in 1967. “Flutist Herbie Mann is backed by a large rhythm section [More]
Slow Freight is an album by pianist Ray Bryant released by Cadet Records in 1967. “A killer album by soul jazz pianist Ray Bryant! The title track, “Slow Freight”, is an amazing 10-minute groover that [More]
Mama Wailer is an album by American jazz organist Lonnie Smith recorded in 1971 and released on the Kudu label. “Dr. Lonnie Smith’s Mama Wailer is one of the quintessential sides issued by Creed Taylor’s [More]
Chicken & Dumplin’s is an album by American jazz pianist Bobby Timmons recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label. Track listing: “Chicken & Dumplin’s” (Ray Bryant) – 7:45 “The Return of Gengis Khan” [More]
Most Much! is an album by saxophonist Jimmy Forrest recorded in 1961 and released on the Prestige label. “Jimmy Forrest was a very consistent tenor, able to infuse bop and swing standards with soul and [More]
For the Good Times is an album by jazz saxophonist Rusty Bryant recorded for the Prestige label in 1973. “For the Good Times brings together two early 1970s albums from alto/tenor Rusty Bryant: 1973’s For [More]