Playing tracks by
Bernard Wright, Urban Ensemble, Dave Grusin, Dave Valentin, Tom Browne and more.
My friend Cortez runs a weblog: cortez.wordpress.com. His blog is five years old now and to commemorate that he ask a few people to make a mix. I was one of them.
Despite a close friendship of more than five years and a musical taste that shows many similarities, there is one chapter Cortez and DeLuca never got connected. We are talking about the GRP Arista years, end of the 70′s, early 80′s and artists like Bernard Wright, Tom Browne and Don Blackman. A little introduction to this overlooked chapter in smooth jazz funk, produced by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, is my birthday present to mister Cortez.
You can also download this show: http://is.gd/1A4OjS
Note: this is the first mix on Mixcloud that has a track by the Urban Ensemble :)