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Acidic, heavy funk marks this ride with Plunky (aka Plunky & Oneness) and his contribution to this integral fabric of jazz as offered up with Cold Heat. The proli…
Javon Jackson’s resume is nothing short of impressive. Growing up in Denver, CO, his earliest influences included Charlie Parker and Sonny Stitt. After briefly attending…
During the 1960s and '70s, jazz was a universal commodity and reverberated continuously across the airwaves of radio, especially so in a style of music known as soul jaz…
The Creator is the motivating force behind this New York City reared tenor saxophonist’s musical aspirations. Ultimately, Tyrone Birkett’s upbeat mode of operatio…
On Osage County, Scott Neumann’s quartet plays with a hip and unique groove. Neumann on drums lays down solid funk beats while David Berkman and Don…
When I first popped this one in my CD player, I had no idea that I had opened the door to yesteryear’s serious "soul" sound. Distributed by Australian company AIM, which…
Though we all know that the more things change, the more they stay the same, it’s never been more evident than in this 70s recording by this talented vocalist. This coll…
The concept of marrying hip hop to jazz-R&B is an immensely popular one, rapidly growing, expanding, and capturing almost every listener in its path. The Soul Providers …
As a pattern emerges, it appears that Don Byron’s recordings arise from one of three origins: the making of a musical point in argument against a prevailing critical view, …
This young, lovely native Georgian wastes no time getting the party started on this, her debut album, a collection of flavorful R&B/Dance cuts. The title track "c…