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I would like to find some more music to my liking in a particular style but can't seem to find many.


I am looking for some swinging funky jazz music :rawk:

I do like all sorts of jazz, but these kind of songs make me happy :)


Something like Cold duck time from Eddie Harris for instance (Cold Duck Time on Youtube)


Is there a specific name for this type of jazz?


And can anyone recommend me some other songs/albums with this kind of music please




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Check out late 60s/early 70s recordings of the following:


The Blackbyrds

Donald Byrd

Ronnie Foster

Herbie Hancock/Headhunters

Freddie Hubbard

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

Roy Ayers

Bobbi Humphrey

Herbie Mann

Ben Sidran

Dan Siegel

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Charles Earland

Jack McDuff

Reuben Wilson

Les McCann

Stanley Turrentine

Lou Donaldson

Gene Ammons

Sonny Stitt

Ramsey Lewis

David "Fathead" Newman

Charles Lloyd

Hank Crawford

Charles Earland

Grant Green

Gene Harris

Richard "Groove" Holmes

Junior Mance

Jimmy McGriff

Big John Patton

Shirley Scott

Jimmy Smith

Bobby Timmons

Ray Bryant

Houston Person

Grover Washington, Jr.


Look for compilation CDs featuring these artists. This should be enough to get started in the right direction. Good luck. :cool:



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Check out late 60s/early 70s recordings of the following:


Wow! Did that list come straight out of your head? :)



I wouldn't doubt it.


You need to meet ProfD.


This kinda stuff comes as easily for him as taking a breath.


"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." - Victor Hugo
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Funky tunes that are standards:


Cantaloupe Island

Watermelon Man



Don't forget JOE SAMPLE



 Find 660 of my jazz piano arrangements of standards for educational purposes and tutorials at www.Patreon.com/HarryLikas Harry was the Technical Editor of Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book" and helped develop "The Jazz Piano Book."


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