A fantastically funky full length set from Gizelle Smith – a hell of a great singer who's really been winning our ears with her funky 45s – now stepping out with an even more badass sound in the space of this album! Gizelle's groove is right up there with the hippest female singers in ... read moreCD
A well-titled set, given that the album is Soulive's first away from the Blue Note label – a surprisingly tight outing done for the mostly-mellow Concord imprint, and a real back-to-basics outing that we totally love! The group's in fine fine form for the record – working with that ... read moreCD
Great bluesy funk by the quartet of John Medeski, Jack Bruce, Cindy Blackman Santana, and Vernon Reid! CD
Erik Truffaz —
Saloua ... CD Blue Note (France), 2005. Used ...
An enigmatic chapter in the always-compelling career of trumpeter Erik Truffaz – one that has him bringing in some distinct Mid East influences, in the form of vocalists Nya and Mournir Troudi! The core group's a quartet, with Truffaz playing in his usual moody trumpet style, as well as a ... read moreCD
A really radical change for trumpeter Erik Truffaz – and his most striking album to date! Part of the set features soundscape-oriented numbers that are slightly similar to his earlier work, but which also show a range of expression that lies somewhere between the atmospherics of Jon Hassel ... read moreCD
Laura Vane & The Vipertones —
Bodyquake ... CD Unique (Germany), 2014. New Copy ...
An even more playful set than before from Laura Vane & The Vipertones – a record that still has some of the older funk and soul elements of previous releases, but which also comes across with a more contemporary vibe as well – a kind of bouncy, jaunty sort of soul that seems to work ... read moreCD
A smoking debut from this funky Atlanta combo – a group who've worked together for years, and have a totally top-shelf quality on this first album! Vocalist Ruby Velle is firmly in the lead – hitting hard with a soulful punch that rivals some of the most soulful female singers on funk ... read moreCD
A really stunning little record – way more than we expected – and our expectations were already pretty darn high! The album's contemporary – and features legendary Delfonics lead singer William Hart working with younger studio whiz Adrian Younge – who gives the whole thing ... read moreCD
An incredibly groovy album from Japan – one that's filled with plenty of funky touches from the 60s and 70s! Although the set was first released in 1999, a bit before the current deep funk heyday, it's got a really classic vibe that's handled beautifully throughout – blend of tight ... read moreCD