George Benson’s journey from child singer to
fathering the genre of smooth jazz.
Keyboardist George Duke forged a new path and
ruled the R&B charts with eccentric funk.
Mainstream Records embraced a funky bunch of
modern jazz players and soul singers.
Billy Cobham was the most technical and disciplined
drummer to ever stay in the pocket.
He was a young drummer trying to keep up in the serious
world of spiritual jazz. Then Norman Connors traded
the rigorous life for expensive cars, fashion models, and
Rising from the fertile musical soil of Queens, New York,
a group of musicians formed a tight bond and called
themselves the Jamaica Kats.
Phil Cohran is the embodiment of spiritual jazz.
john coltrane’s three-song demo for Africa/Brass
sees the light of day.
record rundown with dj soulscape
bobby robinson REmembered
Towson State University Jazz Ensemble,
Randy Weston, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Los
Exciters, and Fred Tompkins Re:Discovered
Analog Out: Can’t Stop the Prophet.