Deodato 2 is a 1973 album of Brazilian keyboardist Eumir Deodato. It features noted session guitarist John Tropea.
Cornell Dupree was one of the premier session guitarists of the 1970s & 1980s. He was also a member of the jazz-funk supergroup Stuff. He only had a few solo albums to his name. Teasin’ was his very first, being issued on Atlantic Records in 1974, and features David “Fathead” Newman, Joe Farrell, Ralph MacDonald, Seldon Powell, Chuck Rainey, Jon Faddis, Richard Tee and many more. Cornell Dupree died yesterday. R.I.P.
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Sublime electric work from Ramsey Lewis! Ramsey’s working here with his hip 70s group that included Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton, and he’s playing some fantastic electric piano – a blend of funky grooves and soulful spiritualism, stripped down into a sound that’s one of his leanest and cleanest of the decade! The album’s got some great funky covers, like “Collage”, “Slipping Into Darkness” and “People Make the World Go Round” – plus the nice groover “Upendo Ni Pamoja”
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Hancock takes the cake with this just about unheard of CD. This is a killer collection of “feel good use the dashboard or kitchen table as a percussion instrument” instrumentals. I could write a thank you letter to Herbie for getting me through numerous late night shifts at work with this CD…but I will just say that this is an audible “great day”. If you’re having a bad morning, drop this CD in and you’ll feel better by the time track one kicks in. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to all audiences. Herbie Hancock for president.
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Michał Urbaniak (born January 22, 1943) is a Polish jazz musician and composer born in Warsaw, playing mainly the violin, lyricon and saxophone during concerts and recordings. He played a central role in the development of jazz fusion in the 1970s and 1980s, and has introduced elements of folk, R&B, hip hop, and symphonic music to jazz.
One of post-bop’s most advanced and versatile bassists, Cecil McBee has played with an enormous variety of artists, and is just as capable in a solo or group improvisational context as he is at offering thoughtfully advanced background support.
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