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Old 09-16-2022, 10:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There was also the acid jazz label (movement?) in the UK in the 1990s. A bit similar to Brit Funk perhaps.

Bands included 'early' (ahem) Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Incognito, The Whole Thing, Mother Earth, Galliano... That was a good period for students!

Tracks which got regular ear time were:
"Sphynx" - Brand New Heavies
"Jacobs Ladder" - Incognito
"Music of the Mind" - Jamiroquai
"Akimbo" - Simon Bartholomew
"Astralisation" - Snowboy
"Mr. Jeckle" - Max Beesley's High Vibes
"'S All In" - The Whole Thing
"Sunship" - Sunship (this is the heavier end, could be house)

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Old 09-19-2022, 07:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You might also want to check out some of the progressive rock bands from Japan. Some classics like Prism and such and all the artists that are connected with the group.

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You might also want to check out some of the progressive rock bands from Japan. Some classics like Prism and such and all the artists that are connected with the group.
This is good fusion, Chef. It seems to be quite light and lively, but then they really let it rip on Viking II, Tornado and Prism. I wonder who the bassist was on Tornado? Ponty, Holdsworth and Jaco would have been happy to play on these tracks I can imagine!
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This is good fusion, Chef. It seems to be quite light and lively, but then they really let it rip on Viking II, Tornado and Prism. I wonder who the bassist was on Tornado? Ponty, Holdsworth and Jaco would have been happy to play on these tracks I can imagine!
I'm pretty sure Ken Watanabe has always been the Bassist for Prism, Same goes for Akira Wada on guitar, the others change from time to time but these are the real core of the group.

"Keep" is another Prism side gig

so much good stuff to check out in the Japanese jazz/prog fusion stuff.If you start with this it will keep you busy awhile

Kazumi Watanabe
Ryo Kawasaki
Jun Fukamachi
Jiro Inagaki
Hiromasa Suzuki
Masayoshi Takanaka
Jun Miyake
Ponta Murikami
Akira ishikawa


I'm a big Jun Fukamachi fan, he does the keys on some Prism albums and all over the music world, INSANE!! catalog.Maybe the jazz/funk your looking for.

anyway check out Keep dg-581



Hriomasa suzuki high flying is possibly the most stacked 70's japanese album with the most A listers on a single album.Insane line up,crazy funk

Composed By, Arranged By, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano – Hiromasa Suzuki
Drums – Shuichi Murakami
Electric Bass – Akira Okazawa, Kenji Takamizu
Electric Guitar – Fujimaru Yoshino, Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Masayoshi Takanaka
Keyboards, Synthesizer – Jun Fukamachi
Percussion – Larry Sunaga
Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Jiro Inagaki
Vocals – Kayoko Ishu

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Yeah nice opening track. Funnily enough, I thought I had heard these sounds before, especially the first track of Keep dg-581, and then I remembered hearing "Perpetual (Movement)" from the 1980 Quark album a couple of years ago. What is that, a drop from the tonic down to the diminished 7th or something? Reminds me of many disco funk riffs I heard in clubs but never found out who played em.

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[QUOTE=Saulaac;2217917]Yeah nice opening track. Funnily enough, I thought I had heard these sounds before, especially the first track of Keep dg-581, and then I remembered hearing "Perpetual (Movement)" from the 1980 Quark album a couple of years ago. What is that, a drop from the tonic down to the diminished 7th or something? Reminds me of many disco funk riffs I heard in clubs but never found out who played em.

Yes most the stuff I mentioned is in one way or another connected to Jun fukamachi. his solo stuff is great also.

fukamachi is a rabbit hole of musical exploration.

Jun Miyake is something you should check out. I received a tweet back from him regarding his 2 first albums that were ever only released once on LP and they both will be reissued soon on the 40th anniversary ...dive into his stuff. its all over the map , but his first 2 are like 80's supremo ,,he did not specify how they will be reissued but I'm hopping for a digital remaster release, I will buy the vinyl though if thats how they come.



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