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VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)

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VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)

VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 475 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:12
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7965632, BNZ 267

Blue Note's So Blue, So Funky, Vol. 1 is a 12-track compilation that highlights the funkiest soul-jazz organists that recorded for the label, whether it was a leader or as a sideman. Although there's a handful of cuts from the early '60s, such as "Face to Face" by the terrific, underrated Baby Face Willette, the compilation leans toward the funky fusions of the late '60s, such as Big John Patton's "Fat Judy," Lou Donaldson's "Everything I Do Is Gon' Be Funky (From Now On)," Jack McDuff's "Butter for Yo' Popcorn" and Grant Green's "Ain't It Funky Now." The best thing about this comp is that even though it has familiar names, not all of the material is readily available on CD, which makes it of interest to casual groove fans and serious collectors alike.

Big John Patton - Let 'Em Roll (1965) Reissue 1993

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Big John Patton - Let 'Em Roll (1965) Reissue 1993

Big John Patton - Let 'Em Roll (1965) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 0777 7 89795 2 4 | Time: 00:40:01

This album is INCREDIBLE. The way Bobby Hutcherson, Grant Green and John Patton lock in on their lines is almost surreal. The selections groove, but they're also deep, and the the musicians seem to connect on a deeply spiritual level. - - This is NOT just another Jazz organ combo album. It takes a new direction - - the sound is modern and progressive… John Patton at times is earthy and bluesy and at other times, very off center and mesmerizing. Melodically the stuff he's doing is almost Coltrane-esque, however, John's style is to understate things, and play with your sense of melodic imagination. Its an interactive listen, but if you're not feeling deep, you can say, "What the heck !" and get up and dance and it'll be just as good. This is probably one of the most inspired sessions to come out of those studios.