Start taking your fusion playing to the next level with an injection of jazz and practical theory. Lessons by Levi Clay. In this excellent DVD, Levi Clay introduces the jazzy sounding melodic minor scale based on the sound, teaching you how to hear this scale in music. After taking you through simple ways to introduce this harmony into your improvisations via the pentatonic scale, Levi teaches you all melodic minor fingerings and a selection of 15 licks and phrases designed to bring out the sound of the scale.
Exceptional jazz-funk album from Japanese group Bacchus.
Honda Masato, long-awaited NEW album burst cutting edge sound centering on funk tune! Participating musicians Kajiwara Jun (G), Matsumoto Keiji (P / Key), Sakurai Tetsuo (B), Noritake Hiroyuki (Ds Besides familiar members of the recent "Honda Band", Bob James (P / Key) who also played the first collaboration in the previous work and Blue Note in February 2009, Tetsu Shiotani (P), Yuji Toriyama (G), Greg · Lee (B), Yamaki Hideo (Ds) participated. Although the whole is centered on Funk Tune, it is a musical instrument composition that freely swings from songs such as high-speed 16 beats, meter rhythms, bossa, slow ballads and various song composition, alto as well as soprano, tenor, baritone and flute.
As Dean Rudland points out in Ace's 2014 reissue of Lonnie Liston Smith's 1974 set Cosmic Funk, Smith himself views this LP as a transitional effort, capturing him between his pioneering work with Miles Davis' electric group and the exploratory Expansions. This suggests it perhaps isn't a cohesive album and, true enough, it's a record where the good ideas are sometimes suggested rather than developed. Much of the record showcases the smooth vocal stylings of Smith's brother Donald, who leads on a vocal version of John Coltrane's "Naima," lends a bit of a supper club vibe to "Beautiful Woman," croons through "Peaceful Ones," and dives into the thick, overlapping grooves of the title track. That opening song is one of the few tracks that emphasizes funk, otherwise the cosmic reigns, as the group usually getting spacy all the while never quite leaving the earth.
Afro-music continues to inspire a whole host of musicians, producers and DJs but even now the full picture of Afro-music in the 1960s and 70s is still far from being properly represented. Ghana Soundz Volume 2 goes some way to readdressing the balance.