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Offline bwv 1080

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Funk and Hip Hop Fusion
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:18:56 AM »
Ok, broadening this as it was going nowhere

Here are a few great Jazz / Hip hop recordings:

Herbie Hancock-Dis is da drum
Roy Hargrove / RH Factor - Hard Groove
Material - Seven Souls (way cool mashup of Bill Laswell, William S Burroughs and Rammellzee)

For funk, my top picks would be, in no particular order, and excluding the first wave fusion stuff of Miles
Herbie Hancock-Head Hunters
Herbie Hancock-Fat Albert Rotunda
Yusef Lateef - Detroit Latitude 42 degrees..
John Scofield - Uberjam
Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça
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Re: Funk and Hip Hop Fusion
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 09:45:22 AM »
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Re: Funk and Hip Hop Fusion
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 01:55:50 PM »
Funky jazz? I like that when it's dirty, but I love much of what Herbie Hancock did (not sure Mwandishi suits the "funk" part best, much of it is so moody and atmospheric ... but the first Headhunters albums are tremendous, "Thrust" probably even greater than the first one). Try Julius Hemphill, "Dogon A.D." ... Art Ensemble of Chicago's "Thème de Yoyo" (they also did the craziest JB hommage, a single recording made during one of their early Nessa sessions, "Tatas Matoes"), "Funky Donkey" by Luther Thomas ... and don't forget that MF, Miles Davis!

Not sure where Buckshot Le Fonque fits in - the name was taken by the alias Cannonball Adderley used when he appeared on Blue Note for Louis Smith's wonderful first rekkid.

And mentioning Cannonball, he had the funk, too, of course, and quite early on (not just when Zawinul was playing fender rhodes on "Mercy Mercy Mercy").
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Re: Funk and Hip Hop Fusion
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 03:01:06 PM »
My selection of Funky stuff:

Herbie Hancock - Man-Child
The Beginning of the End - Funky Nassau
Rose Royce - Rainbow Connection IV
Miles Davis - On the Corner
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Re: Funk and Hip Hop Fusion
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 04:29:54 PM »
Cool, alot of albums I am not familiar with to check out

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Re: Funk and Hip Hop Fusion
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 06:53:09 AM »
Here is a tasty example of some Hip Hop / jazz

Roy Hargrove & Erykah Badu

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Re: Funk and Hip Hop Fusion
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 09:45:24 PM »
Material - Seven Souls (way cool mashup of Bill Laswell, William S Burroughs and Rammellzee)
This is terrific. I love Burroughs's Red Night trilogy, though I am not sure if I understood it.

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Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist) recorded jazz standards. Very entertaining.
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Re: Funk and Hip Hop Fusion
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 06:03:55 PM »
Speaking of Bernie Worrell, this is another Bill Laswell project featuring Bernie

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