Friday, June 14, 2013

Jiro Inagaki & His Friends - Funky Best

Year : 1975
Label : Nippon Columbia
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk

Jiro Inagaki continues his Jazz Funk orientation started in 1973 with In The Groove and Funky Stuff (1974) LPs. This cover album is based on the grooviest amercian Soul Funk band among others Funkadelic, Fatback Band, Kool & The Gang or Ohio Players. It features slapping bass of Isao Eto, funky grooves hands of Kentaro Haneda, 'colgen' arranger Hiromasa Suzuki, singer & keyboardist Akira Yasuda  and percussionist Larry Sunaga. Titles include broadway rock musical Hair, Stevie Wonder' Living For The City, Billy Preston' Outa Space, Loose Booty by Sly & The Family Stone. Arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki and Jiro himself.

Akira Yasuda_vocal & keyboards
Jiro Inagaki_tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Kentaro Haneda_keyboards & synthetisor
Hiroshi Yasukawa & Tada Isamu_guitar
Isao Eto & Minami Masayuki_bass
Koji Takeda & Jun Kiguchi _drums
Larry Sunaga_percussion

01. I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky
02. Boogie Joe The Grinder
03. Machine Gun
04. Hair
05. Express
06. Jungle Boogie
07. Living For The City
08. Loose Booty
09. Fire
10. Outa Space
11. Funky Stuff

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