Joe Farrell – Canned Funk

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Canned Funk is a jazz album by Joe Farrell for CTI Records. It was recorded at Van Gelder Studios November and December 1974. The album was released in 1975.

Joe Farrell’s final of six CTI dates has fairly lengthy versions of four of his originals. Farrell, who adds baritone to his usual trio of instruments (tenor, soprano and flute), once again welcomes guitarist Joe Beck as his co-star, along with bassist Herb Bushler, drummer Jim Madison and percussionist Ray Mantilla. The music is melodic, sometimes funky, and enjoyable if not essential, but all of Joe Farrell’s CTI sets are worth acquiring (Scott Yanow/AllMusic).

Track listing:
Side one
“Canned Funk” (Joe Farrell) – 7:20
“Animal” (Farrell) – 9:55
Side two
“Suite Martinique” (Farrell) – 9:03
“Spoken Silence” (Farrell) – 7:43

Joe Farrell – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute
Herb Bushler – bass
Joe Beck – guitar
Jimmy Madison – drums
Ray Mantilla – conga, percussion

Released: 1975
Recorded: November, December 1974
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 34:01
Label: CTI Records
Producer: Creed Taylor