- 2 years ago
Playing tracks by
Lee Ritenour, Mongo Santamaria, Dave Grusin, Earl Klugh, John Klemmer and more.
This is a mix I put together in 2005, documenting music that was played on the Jazz-Funk scene in the UK during the early 80’s. It illustrates how things would radically change in the upfront clubs as the decade unfolded, Jazz giving way to Electro as the driving force on the black scene (although Jazz would continue to play its part). I appreciate that Jazz is a ‘difficult’ form, and not to everyone’s taste, so I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise to many that once, at the most cutting-edge club nights of their era (at least if you were a black music enthusiast), most of these were big big tunes.
Read accompanying notes: http://bit.ly/early80sjazzfunk