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Been listening to some Jazz from compilations recently, mostly Afro/Latin/Funk/Fusion. Here's a few choice cuts - bit of a brain dump while I have the time! hope you guys enjoy some of these and can perhaps recommend me some albums to check out off the back of my selections. Cheers...

 

 Bheki Mseleku - Celebration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUdMoKXKAuo

 

Art Blakey - Cubano Chant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiU657USPI0

 

Tania Maria - Don't Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNcvxfRD1sI

 

Tito Puente - El Ray Del Timbal (live)

https://youtu.be/o4T0XjQ4WaE?t=45m6s

Carlos Franzetti - Pandora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boi3Kxj_Nic

 

Freddie Hubbard - Gibraltar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvRfgbm-sNA

 

Bill Summers - Brazilian Skies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TTfSnacQPo

 

Dee Felice Trio - Nightingale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ2up-7vDk0

 

 

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On 09/06/2018 at 15:26, acidbearboy said:

Been listening to some Jazz from compilations recently, mostly Afro/Latin/Funk/Fusion. Here's a few choice cuts - bit of a brain dump while I have the time! hope you guys enjoy some of these and can perhaps recommend me some albums to check out off the back of my selections. Cheers...

 

 Bheki Mseleku - Celebration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUdMoKXKAuo

 

Art Blakey - Cubano Chant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiU657USPI0

 

Tania Maria - Don't Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNcvxfRD1sI

 

Tito Puente - El Ray Del Timbal (live)

https://youtu.be/o4T0XjQ4WaE?t=45m6s

Carlos Franzetti - Pandora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boi3Kxj_Nic

 

Freddie Hubbard - Gibraltar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvRfgbm-sNA

 

Bill Summers - Brazilian Skies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TTfSnacQPo

 

Dee Felice Trio - Nightingale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ2up-7vDk0

 

 

That's a great Freddie Hubbard track. Love it.

 

Regarding recommendations, I have a few more contemporary tracks you might like. This track by Nubiyan Twist has a really nice Brazilian flavour. The band itself is incredibly tight, which I love.

 

 

Then there's an album by Paolo Fedreghini and Marco Bianchi which is full of latin influences, and it has that same 1960s vibe you hear in much of the music you referenced.

 

 

Also it's worth checking out Into The Infrasounds by Monophonics. It's funk but with again with a Latin flavour (this band is also unbelievably tight).

 

 

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I'd been waiting for that compilation and then forgot about it, thanks for the heads up. I really like that Kokoroko track.

 

I've been listening to this one two or three times a day for about 2 weeks. I found it on a compilation of Belgian 1970s Jazz Funk (the compilation is called Funky Chimes and has a few great tracks on it). It takes a while to get going but once the distorted guitar comes in it turns into some pretty special psychedelic Jazz Funk. 

 

 

Unfortunately, this song is not indicative of the rest of the album pictured. Most of it is poppy ballads in the Carole King vein, except sung in Flemish. Probably the least appropriate language for poppy ballads. 

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Roy Hargrove is dead.

 

I have never been a fan of the music aesthetic of the so-called "Young Lions" of jazz, so I'm not so familiar with his work, but his 2007 album Earfood is superb, and he was in a surprisingly large number of my a favorite albums from the 90s and 00s, such as 1995's Parker's Mood.

 

I don't know as to what extent many of the stories about him and his drug abuse were true, but it's obvious that they took their toll on him. If anything, Hargrove’s death is further evidence that being a jazz trumpeter is one of the most dangerous jobs.

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Went to see Stacey Kent live last night. A bit more easy listening, but what a voice. It was all a bit samey I found but the missus loves her so kept her happy.

 

I'm a bit of a recent convert after seeing the Jean Toussaint Quartet at Band on the Wall. That was absolutely fucking amazing.

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On 09/06/2018 at 22:26, acidbearboy said:

Been listening to some Jazz from compilations recently, mostly Afro/Latin/Funk/Fusion. Here's a few choice cuts - bit of a brain dump while I have the time! hope you guys enjoy some of these and can perhaps recommend me some albums to check out off the back of my selections. Cheers...

 

 Bheki Mseleku - Celebration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUdMoKXKAuo

 

Art Blakey - Cubano Chant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiU657USPI0

 

Tania Maria - Don't Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNcvxfRD1sI

 

Tito Puente - El Ray Del Timbal (live)

https://youtu.be/o4T0XjQ4WaE?t=45m6s

Carlos Franzetti - Pandora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boi3Kxj_Nic

 

Freddie Hubbard - Gibraltar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvRfgbm-sNA

 

Bill Summers - Brazilian Skies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TTfSnacQPo

 

Dee Felice Trio - Nightingale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ2up-7vDk0

 

 

May have mentioned it but I  got Bheki Mseleku - Celebration  via bandcamp a few months back and it's been on decent rotation since, really is rather good.

 

 

So cheers for the recommendation all those months ago.

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