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Anatomy of THE Groove 11/14/2014 Andre's Pick: "Sign 'O' The Times" by Billy Cobham

                One of the challenges that has arisen for jazz musicians during the fusion era was the book of standards they had for interpretive purposes. While original compositions were always pretty sound? 458 more words


Gary Bartz - Celestial Blues

Digital Crate Digging Continues..checking out this jazz / funk from Gary Bartz – with a track called Celestial Blues. Check out the players and the track… 26 more words

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"Patrao", Ron Carter (1981)

I picked up this release in a local second-hand vinyl shop because I saw that Chet Baker was the Trumpet credit on the release.

Yours Truly… 6 more words


Andre's Amazon Archive for 10/25/2014: "Tha Funk Capital Of The World" By Bootsy Collins

If there was ever an example of a success in the funk music relm it would have to be Bootsy Collins. He was there during the infancy of the genre with James Brown and than onto George Clinton. 515 more words


Ron Carter: Prolific Hero!

Everyone one of us, in our own fields and trades, have figures whom we admire and look up to. We often call these people our ‘heroes’. 1,756 more words

Woody Shaw: In The Beginning (1965) Muse

First released in 1983 but recorded in 1965 :

Selection 1: Obsequious (Young)


Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) 1,423 more words

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