Charles Earland – Odyssey (1976)

Odyssey is a jazz-funk album by American keyboardist/composer Charles Earland, released in 1976 on Mercury. Notable players on the album include guitarist John Abercrombie, trumpeter Randy Brecker, drummer Norman Connors, and violinists Michał Urbaniak and John Blair. The album was the first of four on Mercury for Earland, who had just wrapped a six-year, 10-album stint […]

Ruth Copeland ‎– Take Me to Baltimore (1976)

Take Me to Baltimore is the third longplayer by English-born/U.S.-based belter Ruth Copeland, issued by RCA in 1976. The singer teamed for these sessions with label-mate Daryl Hall, who co-wrote two of the album’s tracks. The sax/woodwind talents of Robin Kenyatta and the Brecker Brothers are also featured throughout the album.     Tracklist: A1. […]

Gato Barbieri ‎– Caliente! (1976)

Caliente! is a 1976 album by Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri. Issued by A&M Records, the recording was guided by label-head Herb Alpert. The nine tracks display the saxist’s smooth tones over a range of lush, samba-fied, variably paced backdrops. Tracklist: A1. Fireflies A2. Fiesta A3. Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile) A4. Don’t Cry Rochelle A5. […]

The Brecker Brothers

The Brecker Brothers were an American jazz-funk duo from N.Y.C. comprised of saxophonist Michael Brecker and trumpeter Randy Brecker, who played on numerous recordings together and separately throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Members: Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (saxophone) Discography: The Brecker Bros. (1975) Back to Back (1976) Don’t Stop the Music (1977) Blue Montreux […]

Dreams

Dreams were an American brass-rock band from N.Y.C. that released two albums on CBS/Columbia in 1970 and 1971. The band featured numerous members who would later attain star status in the annals of jazz-rock, including drummer Billy Cobham, bassist Will Lee, and the sax/trumpet team of brothers Randy and Michael Brecker. Members: Jeff Kent (vocals, […]

Idris Muhammad – Power of Soul (1974)

Power of Soul is the third album by American jazz-funk drummer Idris Muhammad, released in 1974 on Kudu. Tracklist: A1. “Power of Soul” (7:04) A2. “Piece of Mind” (9:20) B1. “The Saddest Thing” (7:06) B2. “Loran’s Dance” (10:39) Credits: Idris Muhammad — drums Grover Washington, Jr. — soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, writer Bob James — […]

Go West ‎– Dancing on the Couch (1987)

Dancing on the Couch is the second album by English pop duo Go West, released in 1987 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: 1. “I Want to Hear It From You” (3:44) 2. “Little Ceasar” (4:29) 3. “Masque of Love” (4:07) 4. “From Baltimore to Paris” (5:48) 5. “True Colours” (3:55) 6. “The King Is Dead” (4:28) 7. […]

Michael Franks ‎– Passionfruit (1983)

Passionfruit is the eighth studio album by American jazz-pop singer/songwriter Michael Franks, released in 1983 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Alone at Night” (4:35) A2. “Never Satisfied” (3:51) A3. “Amazon” (5:40) A4. “Now That Your Joystick’s Broke” (2:48) A5. “Sunday Morning Here With You” (4:33) B1. “Never Say Die” (3:26) B2. “Rainy Night in Tokyo” (4:42) […]

The Manhattan Transfer – Coming Out (1976)

Coming Out is the third album by American jazz/pop vocal group the Manhattan Transfer, released in 1976 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Let Go” (2:45) A2. “Zindy Lou” (2:50) A3. “Chanson d’amour” (2:55) A4. “Helpless” (3:07) A5. “Scotch and Soda” (2:59) A6. “The Speak Up Mambo” (3:05) B1. “Poinciana (The Song of the Tree)” (4:11) B2. […]

Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius (1976)

Jaco Pastorius is the second headlining album by American jazz-rock bassist Jaco Pastorius, released in 1976 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Donna Lee” (2:24) A2. “Come On, Come Over” (3:53) A3. “Continuum” (4:32) A4. “Kuru / Speak Like a Child” (7:38) A5. “Portrait of Tracy” (2:19) B1. “Opus Pocus” (5:24) B2. “Okonkolé y Trompa” (4:20) B3. […]

Luther Vandross ‎– Forever, for Always, for Love (1982)

Forever, for Always, for Love is the fourth album by American soul singer Luther Vandross, released in 1982 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Bad Boy / Having a Party” (5:16) A2. “You’re the Sweetest One” (4:47) A3. “Since I Lost My Baby” (5:32) A4. “Forever, for Always, for Love” (6:22) B1. “Better Love” (6:27) B2. “Promise […]

Spyro Gyra ‎– Morning Dance (1979)

Morning Dance is the second album by American Latin-jazz/rock ensemble Spyro Gyra, released in 1979 on MCA/Infinity. Tracklist: A1. “Morning Dance” (3:58) A2. “Jubilee” (4:31) A3. “Rasul” (3:56) A4. “Song for Lorraine” (3:59) A5. “Starburst” (4:48) B1. “Heliopolis” (5:34) B2. “It Doesn’t Matter” (4:27) B3. “Little Linda” (4:21) B4. “End of Romaticism” (5:18) Credits: Chet […]

Rupert Holmes ‎– Pursuit of Happiness (1978)

Pursuit of Happiness is the fourth album by American composer/musician/vocalist Rupert Holmes, released in 1978 on Private Stock. Tracklist: A1. “Less Is More” (4:22) A2. “Show Me Where It Says” (2:58) A3. “Speechless” (4:39) A4. “Cradle Me” (3:16) A5. “So Beautiful It Hurts” (5:20) B1. “Let’s Get Crazy Tonight” (3:26) B2. “Bedside Companions” (3:22) B3. […]

Steve Khan ‎– The Blue Man (1978)

The Blue Man is the second solo album by American jazz-rock guitarist Steve Khan, released in 1978 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Daily Bulls” (7:02) A2. “The Blue Man” (6:01) A3. “Some Down Time” (5:25) B1. “The Little Ones” (5:52) B2. “Daily Valley” (4:52) B3. “An Eye Over Autumn (For Folon)” (8:48) Credits: Steve Khan — […]

Robert Palmer ‎– Double Fun (1978)

Double Fun is the fourth solo album by English blue-eyed soul singer Robert Palmer, released in 1978 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Every Kinda People” (3:17) A2. “Best of Both Worlds” (3:54) A3. “Come Over” (4:06) A4. “Where Can It Go?” (3:20) B1. “Night People” (4:12) B2. “Love Can Run Faster” (4:02) B3. “You Overwhelm Me” (3:06) […]

The Eleventh House Featuring Larry Coryell – Aspects (1976)

Aspects is the third and final studio album by Larry Coryell‘s Eleventh House, released in 1976 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “Kowloon Jag” (5:48) A2. “Titus” (5:29) A3. “Pyramids” (5:21) A4. “Rodrigo Reflections” (4:39) B1. “Yin-Yang” (4:42) B2. “Woman of Truth and Future” (6:06) B3. “Ain’t It Is” (5:02) B4. “Aspects” (4:24) Credits: Gerry Brown — drums […]

Average White Band – Soul Searching (1976)

Soul Searching is the fourth album by Scottish soul/funk sextet the Average White Band, released in 1976 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Overture” (2:14) A2. “Love Your Life” (4:49) A3. “I’m the One” (4:18) A4. “A Love of Your Own” (5:28) A5. “Queen of My Soul” (6:05) B1. “Soul Searching” (3:15) B2. “Goin’ Home” (4:36) B3. […]

Hal Galper ‎– The Guerilla Band (1973)

The Guerilla Band is second album by American post-bop/jazz-rock pianist Hal Galper, released in 1973 on Mainstream. Tracklist: A1. “Call” (6:05) A2. “Figure Eight” (7:37) A3. “Black Night” (3:16) B1. “Welcome to My Dream” (4:50) B2. “Rise and Fall” (9:05) B3. “Point of View” (5:49) Credits: Hal Galper — electric piano, writer Victor Gaskin — […]

The Rolf Kühn Group ‎– Connection ’74 (1974)

Connection ’74 is a jazz-rock album headed by German clarinetist Rolf Kühn, featuring the talents of his pianist brother Joachim Kühn as well as guitarist Toto Blanke and trumpeter Randy Brecker. The albums was released in 1974 on MPS. Tracklist: A1. “Made in Spain” (7:02) A2. “German Country” (7:17) A3. “Zest” (3:11) B1. “Things Are What […]

Zbigniew Seifert ‎– Zbigniew Seifert (1977)

Zbigniew Seifert is the self-titled second album by the Polish jazz-rock violinist, released in 1977 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “On the Farm” (5:26) A2. “Quasimodo” (4:21) A3. “Way to Oasis” (3:55) A4. “For the Love of You” (3:58) B1. “Chinatown” (5:11) B2. “Nasty Gal” (3:58) B3. “Would You Ever…” (4:09) B4. “Song for Christopher” (5:41) […]

Dreams ‎– Dreams (1970)

Dreams is the first of two albums by the namesake American brass-rock band, released in 1970 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Devil Lady” (3:33) A2. “15 Miles to Povo” (3:01) A3. “The Martanine” (2:25) A4. “Holli Be Home” (5:41) A5. “Try Me” (5:08) B1. “Dream Suite” (14:45) — a. Asset Stop — b. Jane — c. Crunchy […]

Air ‎– Air (1971)

Air is the singular album by the namesake American jazz-pop quartet, produced by Herbie Mann and released in 1971 on Embryo. Tracklist: A1. “Realize” (3:47) A2. “Mr. Man” (3:12) A3. “Baby I Don’t Know Where Love” (4:34) A4. “Martin” (2:37) A5. “In Our Time” (5:08) B1. “Man Is Free” (4:25) B2. “Sister Bessie” (2:32) B3. “Lipstick” […]

Billy Cobham – Inner Conflicts (1978)

Inner Conflicts is an album by jazz-rock drummer Billy Cobham, released in 1978 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Inner Conflicts” (10:49) A2. “The Muffin Talks Back” (9:52) B1. “Nickles and Dimes” (7:21) B2. “El Barrio” (6:30) B3. “Arroyo” (4:15) Credits: Bass – John Williams Drums – Billy Cobham Guitar – John Scofield Keyboards – Dawilli Gonga […]

The Eleventh House – Introducing The Eleventh House With Larry Coryell (1974)

Introducing The Eleventh House With Larry Coryell is the first of three albums by jazz-rock supergroup Eleventh House featuring guitarist Larry Coryell, drummer Alphonse Mouzon, and trumpeter Randy Brecker. The album was released in 1974 on Vanguard Records. Tracklist: A1. “Birdfingers” (3:07) A2. “The Funky Waltz” (5:10) A3. “Low-Lee-Tah” (4:17) A4. “Adam Smasher” (4:30) A5. […]

Grover Washington, Jr. – Soul Box (1973)

Soul Box is a double album by American jazz-funk saxist Grover Washington Jr., released in 1973 on CTI-subsidiary Kudu, which also released the records separately as Soul Box Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Tracklist: A1. “Aubrey” (3:40) A2. “Masterpiece” (13:20) B. “Trouble Man” (15:55) C1. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (6:00) C2. “Don’t […]