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Another jazz genre took its cues from the Stax label under the direction of Al Bell, Sly Stone, James Brown, Kool and the Gang, the Ohio Players and other electric funk artists popular in African-American communities and on black radio. It may have been Byrd's call. Robinson Jr. Fancy Free is an upbeat but mellow Latin-jazz track showcasing the conga and Dodgion's beautiful flute. Joe Alterman: Piano Tracks Vol. Carol Sloane: We'll Meet Again.
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Ella in Japan:. The album was recorded over two sessions. Freddie Hubbard also was pioneering this space around the same time. With the album two songs short, I suspect the four songs they already had in the can were then allowed to run in full rather than be cut down to make room for two others that were out of character with what they had.
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The Uptowner is a gorgeous funky boogaloo with Byrd, Foster and Priester. It reached No. Yesterday, I had great fun crossing the jazz-funk cosmos listening to all of Byrd's jazz-funk albums on this list:. Between Fancy Free in and Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes inByrd's albums grew increasingly fascinating in the electronic jazz-funk space. Times Salon.
Thankfully, since the album works perfectly as is. Sonny Rollins: Way Out West. As a producer, his biggest success was The Blackbyrds' Walking in Rhythm infeatured on the group's Flying Start album. One of several jazz artists who pioneered this soulful electric jazz-funk fusion was Donald Byrd. But byByrd shifted gears once again by integrating electronic instruments and adding a strong drum beat and percussion, which not only helped him transition to a younger African-American audience but also put him in play at parties and club dance floors.
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It sounds fresh today, and young artists still sample it. JazzWax Marc Myers writes daily on jazz legends and legendary jazz recordings. Byrd's horn stands out on all tracks, ruminating on the slower songs and heating up on the uptempo groovers.
But fusion wasn't the only jazz-hybrid movement emerging in the post-Woodstock '70s. Ayako Shirasaki: Falling Leaves. Benny Golson: Best of. Mention the s to jazz fans and many will think of the jazz-rock fusion movement.
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All of them are superb, with different grooves and feels. This dynamic period in Byrd's career began in with the recording of Fancy Free, an album decades ahead of its time.
Last time I posted on Byrd, I focused on his album Fuegoa hard-bop masterpiece. Teddy Charles: Tentet. Marc Myers on Video. Please enter all required fields. So Much Guitar! Please choose a color:. Weasil grooves at roughly the same tempo with the same instrumental line-up but a loud flat snare by Joe Chambers that foreshadows the drum sample 10 years later.
Three songs were recorded— Now Steady with the horns outYano and Congo an instrumental. For F. Donald Byrd died in It's also available on Spoitfy.