Drummer Alphonse Mouzon's fourth solo album, The Man Incognito, was recorded in Los Angeles in late 1975 and released in 1976. Mouzon is surrounded on these nine original songs by a large and impressive group of musicians and backing vocalists including Tom Scott on saxophones, Lee Ritenour on guitar and keyboardists Dave Grusin, David Benoit and George Duke (billed here as Dawilli Gonga).
On 100 Degrees and Rising, the pioneering acid house outfit, Incognito, turn in another first-rate record, featuring their trademark mixture of jazz, soul, and funk. There's not much to distinguish 100 Degrees from their previous handful of records, but the band is smooth, accomplished, and deep, finding new variations on their trademark sound.
A stunning side project First Protocol from Incognito leader Bluey and guitarist Tony Remy, continuing the Incognito tradition of seamlessly blending jazz and house.
This jazz-funk combo summons sophisticated grooves for grown-ups and connoisseurs. The veteran group hosts a range of rich female voices, including Maysa (the sublimely patient “Al I Ever Wanted”) and Vula Malinga (the buoyant club track “Better Days”). They’ll rekindle adult-oriented R&B for anyone looking to dance, romance, or simply turn down the lights and luxuriate.