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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value,if a little off the mark, 11 Aug 2009
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This review is from: Mastercuts - Jazz Funk (Audio CD)
I personally never liked the term 'jazz funk' and that is probably the problem with this compilation.The term does neither musical genre justice and when you are faced with the diversity of music that comes under the jazz banner this only compounds the problem.I prefer the term modern jazz which allows the flexibility of incorporating other musical styles within the term without putting the music in a rigid box.
Mastercuts have assembled these three discs by way of a sampler of the series of 'jazz funk' collections they have released.A quick glance at the content and certain names will be well known to fans of this type of music who probably own most of the club classics like Birdland,Expansions, Brazilian Love Affair,Sun Goddess, Hop Scotch, Could Heaven Ever Be Like This.I personally purchased this set for the fantastic jazz dancer El Bobo which I did not have in my collection.To be fair the music by the more established (older) artists tends to stand out better than some of the more modern obscure tracks but for the price, the tracks cited in this review should make it worthwhile if you want to add some jazzy grooves to your collection quickly and relatively cheaply.There are some obvious tracks missing if the album where called 'The greatest Jazz Funk Album In The World' but it isn't; so enjoy some of the gems tucked away in about three hours of music.One star was way too harsh and as for the review stating 'weird, obscure, boring or depressing'I think obscure is the only relevant title.This is where a lack of appreciating the jazzier side of the set is demonstrated-'jazz funk!'I rest my case.
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