A World Of Wonderful Jazz, Funk and Soul

Switch on that hi-fi, don your cans or hook up your bluetooth speaker! Now grab yourself a cup of speciality coffee or a glass of vintage wine and explore a wealth of the finest albums specially chosen by your website host.

If you're only just taking the opportunity to dig into this glorious realm of music then you won't enjoy everything for sure. You will however find some absolute gems amongst this lot! Why not start with the Jazz, Soul or Funk Album Of The Week? Go on! Take some time out!

 

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE WEEK

A point of artistic progression for multi-instrumentalist Lateef who begins to explore new textures and sounds to incorporate Eastern influences. 

Listen on Spotify at 'The Centaur And The Phoenix'

 

Yusef Lateef - 'The Centaur And The Phoenix'

SOUL ALBUM OF THE WEEK

This magnificent album showcases Mr Peaston's remarkable falsetto and delivers a very fine rendition of 'God Bless The Child'. Now sadly lost to the music world, this is a man who passed the toughest of talent tests to emerge via the critical eye of the Harlem Apollo audience.

 

David Peaston - 'Introducing David Peaston'

FUNK ALBUM OF THE WEEK

The fourth fine funk outing from the legendary Parliament outfit. Produced by band innovator George Clinton, the album was the first to feature the horns of Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker

Listen on Spotify at 'Mothership Connection'

 

Parliament - 'Mothership Connection'

150 Magnificent Albums (Part1)

 

George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair 

George Benson - 'Give Me The Night'   

Herbie Hancock - 'Headhunters'  

Santana - 'Caravanserai'  

Yellowjackets - 'Yellowjackets'   

Miles Davis - 'Kind Of Blue'  

Weather Report - 'Heavy Weather'   

Average White Band - 'AWB'    

The Temptations - 'All Directions'    

Rufus & Chaka Khan - ' Masterjam'  

Anita Baker - 'Rapture'   

Steely Dan - 'Aja'    

Patti Austin - 'Every Home Should Have One'     

John Coltrane - 'Blue Train'    

Larry Carlton - 'Alone But Never Alone'     

Azymuth - 'Rapid Transit'     

Count Basie - 'The Atomic Mr Basie'     

Jeff Beck - 'Wired'    

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 'Moanin'    

Brand X - 'Unorthodox Behaviour'    

The Brothers Johnson - 'Light Up The Night'    

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - 'Time Out'   

Oliver Nelson - 'Blues And The Abstract Truth'   

Charles Mingus - 'Mingus Ah Um'    

Yusef Lateef - 'The Centaur And The Phoenix'    

Roland Kirk - 'We Free Kings'    

Duke Ellington - 'Ellington Uptown'    

Chairmen Of The Board - 'Skin I'm In' 

Change - 'Sharing Your Love'   

Chapter 8 - 'This Love's For Real' 

  

George Duke, A Brazilian Love Affair - 1979, Epic Records

150 Magnificent Albums (Part 2)

 

Erroll Garner - 'Concert By The Sea'    

Marvin Gaye - 'What's Going On'    

Dexter Gordon - 'Our Man In Paris'    

Groove Armada - 'Vertigo'     

Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba - 'Tokyo Adagio'

Billy Harper - 'Destiny Is Yours'

Donny Hathaway - 'Extension Of A Man

Coleman Hawkins - 'The Hawk Flies High'

Isaac Hayes - 'Hot Buttered Soul'

Michael Hedges - 'Aerial Boundaries'

Eddie Henderson - 'Sunburst'

Billie Holiday - 'Music For Torching'

Freddie Hubbard - 'The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard'

Phyliss Hyman - 'Under Her Spell Greatest Hits'

Incognito - 'Jazz Funk'

James Ingram - 'It's Your Night'

The Isley Brothers - 'The Heat Is On'

Paul Jackson Jr - 'A River In The Desert'

Freddie Jackson - 'Rock Me Tonight'

Michael Jackson - 'Off The Wall'

Bob James & David Sanborn - 'Double Vision'

Al Jarreau - 'Look To The Rainbow Live In Europe'

Keith Jarrett - 'The Koln Concert'

Quincy Jones - 'The Dude'

Shirley Jones 'Always In The Mood'

Steve Khan - 'The Blue Man'

Carole King - 'Tapestry'

Diana Krall - 'The Girl In The Other Room'

Level 42 - 'Level 42'

Mundell Lowe - 'Satan In High Heels'

 

Steve Khan, The Blue Man - 1978, CBS Records

150 Magnificent Albums (Part 3)

 

Chic - 'Risque'

Chicago - 'Chicago Transit Authority

Eric Clapton - 'From The Cradle'

Stanley Clarke - 'Stanley Clarke'

Billy Cobham - 'Crosswinds'

Nat 'King' Cole - 'Nat 'King' Cole At The Sands'

Ornette Coleman - 'The Shape Of Jazz To Come'

Chick Corea - 'Three Quartets'

Randy Crawford - 'Secret Combination'

Robert Cray - 'Strong Persuader'

The Crusaders - 'Those Southern Knights'

Sam Dees - 'The Show Must Go On'

Al DiMeola - 'Land Of The Midnight Sun'

Eric Dolphy - 'Out To Lunch'

Will Downing - 'Love's The Place To Be'

Earth Wind And Fire - 'All 'N' All

Kevin Eubanks - 'Guitarist'

Bill Evans - 'Waltz For Debby'

Donald Fagen - 'The Nightfly'

Rachelle Ferrell - 'Rachelle Ferrell'

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - 'Porgy And Bess'

Roberta Flack - 'Killing Me Softly'

Focus - 'Moving Waves'

Robben Ford - 'Robben Ford & The Blue Line'

Fourplay - 'Fourplay'

Aretha Franklin - 'I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You'

Michael Franks - 'The Art Of Tea'

Freeez - 'Southern Freeez'

Funkadelic - 'One Nation Under A Groove'

Fuse One - 'Fuse One'

 

Freeez, Southern Freeez - 1980, Beggars Banquet Records

150 Magnificent Albums (Part 4)

 

Richard Bona - 'Scenes From My Life'

Bobby Lyle - 'Ivory Dreams'

Madhouse - '8'

Mahavishnu Orchestra - 'The Inner Mounting Flame'

Teena Marie - 'Starchild'

Wynton Marsalis - 'Black Codes From The Underground

Massive Attack - 'Mezzanine'

Curtis Mayfield - 'Superfly'

Maze - 'Live In New Orleans'

Stuart McCallum - 'Distilled'

John McClaughlin - 'Electric Guitarist'

Carmen McRae - 'Afterglow'

Brad Mehldau - 'The Art Of The Trio Recordings 1996-2001'

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - 'Wake Up Everybody'

Pat Metheny - 'As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls'

Marcus Miller - 'The Sun Don't Lie'

Joni Mitchell - 'Don Juan's Reckless Daughter'

Thelonious Monk - 'Monk's Music'

Lee Morgan - 'The Sidewinder'

The O'Jays - 'Backstabbers'

Jaco Pastorius - 'Jaco Pastorius'

Teddy Pendergrass - 'TP'

Perri - 'The Flight'

Jean Luc Ponty - 'Aurora'

Prince - 'Sign O' The Times'

Otis Redding - 'Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul'

Sonny Rollins - 'Saxophone Colossus'

Diana Ross - 'Touch Me In The Morning'

Patrice Rushen - 'Straight From The Heart'

George Russell - 'Jazz In The Space Age'

 

Richard Bona - 'Scenes From My Life', 1999 Columbia Records

150 Magnificent Albums (Part 5)

S.O.S. Band - 'Sands Of Time'

David Sanborn - 'Voyeur'

Devadip Carlos Santana - 'The Swing Of Delight'

Nitin Sawnhey- 'Beyond Skin'

Frank Sinatra - 'Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely'

Slave - 'The Hardness Of The World'

Soft Machine - 'Third'

Soul II Soul - 'Club Classics Vol 1

Steps Ahead - 'Steps Ahead'

Donna Summer - 'Donna Summer'

Take 6 - 'Doo Be Doo Wop Bop!'

Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia - 'Live In Concert'

Roger Troutman - 'Bridging The Gap'

Luther Vandross - 'Live - Radio City Music Hall 2003'

Sarah Vaughan - 'Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown'

Stevie Ray Vaughan - 'Couldn't Stand The Weather'

Dexter Wansel - 'Life On Mars'

War - 'Live'

Grover Washington Jr - 'Mr Magic'

Kirk Whalum - 'For You'

Barry White - 'Can't Get Enough'

Lenny White - 'Lenny White Presents The Adventures Of Astral Pirates'

Bill Withers - Live At Carnegie Hall'

Bobby Womack - 'The Poet'

Stevie Wonder - 'Songs In The Key Of Life'

 

Dexter Wansel, Life On Mars - 1976 Philadelphia International Records