Back to the Funk

Back to the Funk

by Bradley Leighton
     
 
Back to the Funk is an intentional throwback to early-'70s funky jazz, the type of music performed by flutist Herbie Mann and a little later by saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. The R&B-ish grooves are catchy if predictable and the backup band is solid, with flutist Bradley Leighton in the

Overview

Back to the Funk is an intentional throwback to early-'70s funky jazz, the type of music performed by flutist Herbie Mann and a little later by saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. The R&B-ish grooves are catchy if predictable and the backup band is solid, with flutist Bradley Leighton in the lead nearly all of the time. Nothing unusual happens, but Leighton plays well over the vamps, sounding enthusiastic and reasonably creative within the genre. While eight of the 11 selections are recent originals, this could very easily be an album from 1972. Fans of that era's funky music will want to pick this one up.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
Label:
Pacific Coast Jazz
UPC:
0829166000163
catalogNumber:
26001

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bradley Leighton   Primary Artist,Alto Flute
Duncan Moore   Drums
Allan Phillips   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
John Rekevics   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Evan Marks   Guitar
Scott "Tempo" Kyle   Trombone
Brad Steinwehe   Trumpet
Scott Kyle   Trombone

Technical Credits

Goodman   Composer
Allan Phillips   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Harry Ray   Composer
Lee Walter   Composer
A. Phillips   Composer
Pauline Reese   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Donna Nichols   Executive Producer

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