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CotoneteInside Outside – First EP Series Vol 1 ... 12-inch
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
A jazzy instrumental with a very classic vibe – served up with some especially nice keyboard work from Florian Pellissier – who you might know from records issued under his own name! "Inside Outside" owes a fair bit to 70s funky jazz for inspiration – but it's also got a crackling sort of rhythm approach – played live, but maybe inherited a bit from the broken beat generation – which gives the music an urgently current vibe. Side one features the long core track of the tune – originally written by MPS legend Joanne Grauer – and side two features two Phil Asher/Restless Soul reworks. (New Grooves, Deep Funk) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioJukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2017. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! The group here is actually a sextet – as the core combo gets guest help from Timo Lassy on saxes, Magnus Lindgren on flute, and Ville Herrala on bass – who really expand the trio's wonderful groove – a mode that's partly soul jazz, but with very rich flavors of its own – hardly any sort of easy copycat of old American modes! Teppo Makynen – aka Teddy Rok – plays drums, alongside Mikko Helava on organ – and while the album shows all the respect for soulful jazz traditions that we've heard in previous music from Rok, Eskola, and Lassy – the sound is also very different, fresh, and quite original! Titles include "Hong Thong", "Railyard Boogie", "Subterranean Variations", "For Anne Lee", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Introducing The Trio", "Soft Drop", and "Jumpin Punkins". (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
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Jukka Eskola Soul Trio ... LP 18.99

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioJukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! The group here is actually a sextet – as the core combo gets guest help from Timo Lassy on saxes, Magnus Lindgren on flute, and Ville Herrala on bass – who really expand the trio's wonderful groove – a mode that's partly soul jazz, but with very rich flavors of its own – hardly any sort of easy copycat of old American modes! Teppo Makynen – aka Teddy Rok – plays drums, alongside Mikko Helava on organ – and while the album shows all the respect for soulful jazz traditions that we've heard in previous music from Rok, Eskola, and Lassy – the sound is also very different, fresh, and quite original! Titles include "Hong Thong", "Railyard Boogie", "Subterranean Variations", "For Anne Lee", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Introducing The Trio", "Soft Drop", and "Jumpin Punkins". (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
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Jukka Eskola Soul Trio ... LP 18.99
Jukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD 9.99

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioJukka Eskola Soul Trio ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! The group here is actually a sextet – as the core combo gets guest help from Timo Lassy on saxes, Magnus Lindgren on flute, and Ville Herrala on bass – who really expand the trio's wonderful groove – a mode that's partly soul jazz, but with very rich flavors of its own – hardly any sort of easy copycat of old American modes! Teppo Makynen – aka Teddy Rok – plays drums, alongside Mikko Helava on organ – and while the album shows all the respect for soulful jazz traditions that we've heard in previous music from Rok, Eskola, and Lassy – the sound is also very different, fresh, and quite original! Titles include "Hong Thong", "Railyard Boogie", "Subterranean Variations", "For Anne Lee", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Introducing The Trio", "Soft Drop", and "Jumpin Punkins". (Jazz, Deep Funk) LP, Vinyl record album
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Jukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD 14.99
Jukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD 9.99

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Rhett FrazierWelcome To The Club ... CD
Rhett Frazier, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
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 presentation is often nice and lean, too – with sweet Fender Rhodes or Hammond on most tracks, which provide a strongly warm core next to Frazier's vocals – which have a raspy charm that's really wonderful – gently crackling in lines that flow along nicely with the set. Most tunes are originals by Rhett – and titles include "Tell", "Eat Your Heart Out", "Stalemate", "3 Day Binge", "Honest Wage", "Sonny Liston", "Funky Junky", and "Honest Pimp". (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) CD

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✨✧ Georgia Soul CouncilWhat's For Breakfast ... LP
Dig, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
Grits, bacon, and biscuits on top of a Hammond B3? The record's already got our attention, and we haven't even heard the music! Fortunately, we're already in love with these guys – as they really wowed us with their previous album, and seem to have sharpened their groove even more – mixing a funky rhythmic core with some great southern soul instrumental modes – all at a level that more than lives up to the mighty promise of their name! Most of the album is instrumental, although there's a bit of guest vocals on one track – and titles include "Gravy Flavored", "Get Up & Do It", "The Grimace", "Hot Fun", and "Lahar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99
Fast guitar steps out quick on "Firewalker" – setting a groove that's followed by fast congas and some heavy riffing horns – all burning together with just the right sort of intensity you'd guess from the group's name! "Chalupa" continues with a sweet tropical groove – darn funky, and with this cool plunky beat that's mighty unique! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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NautilusNautiloid Quest (with bonus CD) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $35.99 39.98
It's hard not to love a band named after the oft-sampled jazz funk masterpiece by Bob James, but Japanese trio Nautilus brings the goods on their own terms! A core trio of bassist Shigeki Umezawa, keyboardist Daisuke Takeuchi and drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki, they put a really great timeless spin on classic jazz funk grooves, with a bright sound that feels really fresh, though steeped strongly in rare groove roots! Solid mix of originals and covers, the latter including tight takes on Donald Fagen's "IGY", plus Gil Scott-Heron's "Lady Day And John Coltrane" and DNA & Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" with beautiful vocals by Mizuki Kamata and Kei Awada on those two, plus "We Live In Brooklyn Baby", "Serengeti", "Nautilus" (natch!), "Atlantis", "Our Journal", "Nautiloid Quest", "Bill's Chill" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the album on CD!)

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Haggis HornsOne Of These Days ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
The Haggis Horns use plenty of their namesake instrument here – but what really makes the record great is its funky rhythmic core – a rock-solid rhythm section that has the larger group rivaling some of the best deep funk combos of the contemporary scene! The Haggis Horns are no newcomers to the music, but they just seem to get better and better with each new release – moving past their initial rise as a unique Scottish funk band, as you'd guess from their name – with a sound that could easily compete with the best blacksploitation-styled funk from both sides of the Atlantic! This time around, there's a few different singers in the mix – Doc Brown, John McCallum, and Lucinda Slim – which also expands the musical vision of the group – on titles that include "Curse Of The Haggis", "What's It All About", "The Long Way", "Gonna Be Alright", "World Gone Crazy", "Taker It Back", "New York Beat", and "One Of These Days". CD
Also available One Of These Days ... LP 16.99

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Haggis HornsOne Of These Days ... LP
Haggis (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
The Haggis Horns use plenty of their namesake instrument here – but what really makes the record great is its funky rhythmic core – a rock-solid rhythm section that has the larger group rivaling some of the best deep funk combos of the contemporary scene! The Haggis Horns are no newcomers to the music, but they just seem to get better and better with each new release – moving past their initial rise as a unique Scottish funk band, as you'd guess from their name – with a sound that could easily compete with the best blacksploitation-styled funk from both sides of the Atlantic! This time around, there's a few different singers in the mix – Doc Brown, John McCallum, and Lucinda Slim – which also expands the musical vision of the group – on titles that include "Curse Of The Haggis", "What's It All About", "The Long Way", "Gonna Be Alright", "World Gone Crazy", "Taker It Back", "New York Beat", and "One Of These Days". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available One Of These Days ... CD 12.99
 
 
 



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