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Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Old 08-28-10, 01:35 AM
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Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Here's an interesting one. It's a real Big Band Jazz/Funk hybrid.



I don't know how many of you might go for this kind of thing, but I thought it would be interesting to get some comments on it.
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Old 08-28-10, 03:24 AM
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Definitely better than the hard rock tests. And if this is who I think it is, a much better artist.

Man, that thing just burns there at the end. Awesome.

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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

This song makes me wanna grow a cheesy mustache and cruise around downtown in a '76 Nova with the windows rolled down, wearing oversized sunglasses and a wide-collared checkered shirt.

I love pretty much everything about this song - the horns, the guitars, that sax solo - but the drum solo at the 4:00 mark is especially good. Great beat.

A big to this from me. I hope you'll reveal the name of the band.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

I like it. The more jazzy it gets the less I dig it, though.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

I liked it overall. I would have preferred for it to be looser, with more of the sweat of improvisation, but I would say that about most musics. The head had a little cheesiness to it, but the band grooved with it confidently enough for it not to matter. Not a big fan of that guitar sound, or maybe it was that buried-in-the-mix feel I didn't like. Each player had their moment and that made it feel a little overlong (as much as I usually like that sort of thing can be in a live setting), but nobody seemed to hit the limit of their chops. If I heard it out of the blue, I'd want to hear more.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Not really the kind of jazz I dig at all. The guitar is much more rock and the riffs are a bit trite but the musicianship is far superior to the cheez-rock of the of the other thread.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Sounds like soundtrack music from some early 70's Detective/Cop/Action flick. Pretty cool in it's own way.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

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Sounds like soundtrack music from some early 70's Detective/Cop/Action flick. Pretty cool in it's own way.
Totally agree.

This, so far, is the best of the bunch.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

I love it. Very 1972 (or a meticulous reproduction of that era's style) with a nice alto vs. tenor interplay around 2 minutes. This is the stuff that makes me happy.
So could it be...
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Bloodstone?
Herbie Hancock?
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or maybe Earth Wind and Fire?
The mind reels...
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

For those interested this is...

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...Buddy Rich - "Big Mac" from The Roar of '74. Great album.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

That's what I thought. Definitely a great album.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Hell yeah. Great track.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Jazz is not my cuppa....
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
For those interested this is...

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...Buddy Rich - "Big Mac" from The Roar of '74. Great album.
I would not have guessed that, but hey, you accomplished your mission in turning me on to something I otherwise would not have known of. So, thanks, and keep 'em coming. Even if I may not personally like all of them, it's certainly been educational, and fun.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Originally Posted by Rocketdog2000 View Post
Sounds like soundtrack music from some early 70's Detective/Cop/Action flick. Pretty cool in it's own way.
That's what I thought too! Great track.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Originally Posted by Rocketdog2000 View Post
Sounds like soundtrack music from some early 70's Detective/Cop/Action flick. Pretty cool in it's own way.
Ditto. Pretty cool stuff. Despite some occasional WTF's?, I am liking these threads so please keep 'em coming.
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Re: Blind Musical Taste Test #3 - Jazz/Funk

Neil Peart Approves.
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