Calibro 35 have always had a soundtrack style to their music – but here, they seem to hit an even trippier, spacier version of the mode – playing an all-live, all-instrumental set that's bubbling over with loads of wonderful elements! Some tracks are still as funky as before, but ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Gritty grooves from The City Champs – a Memphis trio with a really classic sound! Instrumentation features Hammond, guitar, and drums – used in a blend that's spare, but super tight too – very much in the best Memphis funk mode from years past, and recorded with just the right ... read moreCD
Rhett Frazier here sounds better than ever – dropping the "Inc" that was part of his name on other recordings – and working in a groove that's maybe even more classic soul than before! The music is heavy on horns that seem to draw from a Memphis soul legacy – but the ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Latin grooves, funky rhythms, and more – all tied together beautifully by Grupo Fantasma, one of the most compelling Latin combos working today! The group are kind of a Latin answer to some of the deep funk styles of the contemporary underground – a look back at older modes of the 60s ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Benjamin Herman —
Deal ... CD Dox (Netherlands), 2012. Used ...
A cool little set from reedman Benjamin Herrman – even cooler than his work with The New Cool Collective! The album's packaged in a DVD-style case, and has a very cinematic feel – core sounds from a combo led by Herrman, and featuring lots of Hammond and guitar – but then backed ... read moreCD
Charlie Hunter's back in a straight grooving mode – getting tight and funky in a set of tracks that features some guest vocals from the likes of Mos Def, Kurt Elling, and Norah Jones. Don't worry about Charlie losing control to the vocalists – because his guitar's still at the head of ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD .)
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr. Promotional stamp on CD.)
Medeski, Martin & Wood —
Dropper ... CD Blue Note, 2000. Used ...
A return to funky grooving for Medeski, Martin, & Wood – and a slamming set that really captures the energy of the group in performance! The trio move effortlessly through tight Hammond grooving and off-beat jazzy piano work, riffing hard in the jam-band mode that's made them a huge ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Medley Maniacs —
ABBA NRG ... CD Academy Street Records, 1999. Used 2CD ...
Recordings by session musicians Medley Maniacs performing all new versions of the classics. CD 1 is the full 12 inch versions and CD2 is a non-stop Megamix. CD
The funky drummer with Galactic teams up with guitarist Charlie Hunter and sax maestro Skerik for a long set of funky grooves with an excellent 70s soul jazz feel! The scope of the work is pretty darn complicated – in a good way – and the tracks range from straight-ahead Prestige-type ... read moreCD
Space funk specialist Mr Chop takes on the beatcraft genius of Pete Rock on For Pete's Sake – blueprint Pete Rock singles and benchmark beats – refashioned as fuzzed out psychedelic funk instrumentals! It works out masterfully, and very much in the mold of some of our other favorite ... read moreCD
Globe-trotting funky music from The Natural Yogurt Band – the group's second proper album – an even farther reaching and more perfectly executed blend of pulpy Sound Library styled jazz funk and all around playful grooves! The NYB is essentially a duo – Miles Newbold plays keys, ... read moreCD
New Cool Collective with Los Papines & Mapacha Afr —
Sugar Protocol ... CD Dox (Netherlands), 2010. Used ...
A massive slice of Afro Funk from the Detroit scene – recorded by a group that we'd rank right up there with The Daktaris, Antibalas, and the best of the Afro-revival scene! The group's got a really great approach that brings plenty of jazz into the mix – really using the horns to ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Sweetly funky grooves from the Philly underground! The Philadelphia Experiment is a great trio featuring drummer Ahmir Thompson (from The Roots), jazz bassist Christian McBride, and keyboardist Uri Caine, who plays some great Fender Rhodes and Hammond B-3 on the set! The core grooves are by the ... read moreCD
The best work yet from Alex Puddu – the musician who explored the world of 70s porno on previous records for Schema, and who steps out here with an even more classic groove! The great Joe Bataan is in the group on vocals – adding in this old school New York element that really makes ... read moreCD
If drums were enough to make us love a record, we'd love this one to death – but it's also got a heck of a lot more to offer! Quantic Soul Orchestra return with a smashing second set – one that's even tighter and funkier than the first one – with a sound that really bridges both ... read moreCD
A stone smoking album from Nick Waterhouse – the first full-length we've ever heard from the singer, and a killer set all the way through! The backings are funky, but the sound is nice and gritty too – much more in an R&B mode than other contemporary albums of this nature – ... read moreCD
(Promotional copy, sleeve has some light edgewear.)
A great look at the contemporary sounds of Latin Funk – a genre that hasn't been doing this well since the 70s, and which has taken on a much more global sound as well! The package may feature work by a few older names, but most of the recordings here are from recent years – and they ... (Latin, Deep Funk)read moreCD