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JestofunkLove In A Black Dimension ... LP
Irma (Italy), 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A classic bit of funk from the Italian scene of the 90s – and a record that first gave the world a taste of all the great sounds to come! At the time of this release, Italy was mostly known for its club and house tracks – yet some of the hipper musicians on the scene had also been digging the modes going down on the UK scene, and were starting to craft some funk and soul of their own – sounds that would flourish famously on the Schema label a few years later, but which were first put forth by Irma on records like this. There's a strong Brit funk vibe going on here – but also some richer currents that move back towards the 70s US scene, and some unusual jazzy flourishes too – with solos on tenor, flute, and even a bit of guest trombone from Fred Wesley too. Ce Ce Rogers sings on a few tracks – and titles include a great remake of Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto", plus groovy originals like "Theme From JFK", "Fly Love Song", "Fluid", "Say It Again", "Find Your State Of Mind", and "Moai Message". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JestofunkLove In A Black Dimension ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1995. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of funk from the Italian scene of the 90s – and a record that first gave the world a taste of all the great sounds to come! At the time of this release, Italy was mostly known for its club and house tracks – yet some of the hipper musicians on the scene had also been digging the modes going down on the UK scene, and were starting to craft some funk and soul of their own – sounds that would flourish famously on the Schema label a few years later, but which were first put forth by Irma on records like this. There's a strong Brit funk vibe going on here – but also some richer currents that move back towards the 70s US scene, and some unusual jazzy flourishes too – with solos on tenor, flute, and even a bit of guest trombone from Fred Wesley too. Ce Ce Rogers sings on a few tracks – and titles include a great remake of Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto", plus groovy originals like "Theme From JFK", "Fly Love Song", "Fluid", "Say It Again", "Find Your State Of Mind", and "Moai Message". CD
Also available Love In A Black Dimension ... LP 29.99
 
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VariousIt's A Groovy Thing Vol 2 – The Amazing Jazz Funk Guitar Sound ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2000s. New Copy ... $14.99
A collection with a classic-looking cover, and some classic-styled instrumentals as well – even though most of this music is only about a decade old! The set brings together a sweet batch of guitar-driven numbers from the Irma Records catalog – an imprint that we can always trust to serve up the kind of lean, soulful sounds that hearken back to the best soul jazz modes of the 60s and 70s – and most of these tracks are small combo grooves that follow from the spirit of Prestige Records in the 60s, or maybe early CTI in the 70s – occasionally with some vocals, most mostly instrumental on just about every track. There's a few more contemporary elements in the rhythms from time to time, but the guitar solos are always nice and live – and titles include "Nel Nome Del Suono" by Jestofunk, "Sad Like A Pierrot" by Mr Wolf, "Scotty Groove" by Piero Masciarelli, "Red Baron" by Soul Jazz Unit, "Cool Affair" by Black & Brown, "Be Bop Dance" by Piero Masciarelli, "FT" by Capiozzo Mecco & Santimone, "Funka Fuzz" by Mysterious Traveller, and "N577548" by Adriano Maria. CD

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VariousIt's A Groovy Thing Vol 3 – The Amazing Jazz Funk Sax Sound ... CD
Irma (Italy), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy ... $15.99
The third volume in this wonderful series from Irma Records – and, like the rest, a great reminder of the way the label revived a classic jazz funk mode back in the 90s – at a time when few folks were willing to give it a try, and almost never got it this right! Saxophone is the lead instrument on most of these tracks, but there's also plenty more going on too – great grooves, warm keyboards, and a soulful current that shows the Italian scene really maturing and finding its own voice. The retro style of the cover is well-placed, but most of these tracks have a nice contemporary crackle too – and titles include "Strange Days" by Italian Secret Service, "Lolita" by Michel Villari, "Dwellers Of The Parallel World" by Napolageles, "Manhattan Skyline" by Black Mighty Wax, "Close To My Heart" by Jestofunk, "Shape Your Life" by Live Tropical Fish, "Life" by Bossa Nostra, "Gate 74" by Redsolution, and "Instant Love" by Aaron Tesser & New Jazz Affair. CD
 
 
 



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