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Jose Reyes

Introducing the “Early Jazz Funk Playlist” a short intermission

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I knew that sooner or later I would be introducing this playlist and to be honest, it took me quite a bit of time just naming it. The late 60’s and early 70’s was a delicate and challenging time for traditional Jazz. A new inventive generation was was emerging and the powerful electrical sound effects their instruments produced was the main reason for their success. Jazz musicians held on tight to their traditional sound but sacrificed a little by blending a Funk sound and allowed the organ to dominate. They also added bluesy/funky electric guitar riffs for sound effects but in a very light manner. Artists like Miles Davis, Lou Donaldson, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and many more began to integrate these instruments into Jazz.

It was challenging for them, in a loyal sense because they were traditional Jazz musicians by trade and with the responsibility of not abandoning all the greats who came before them. It was a somehow delicate situation and they managed to walk that fine line with much dignity. This Playlist which I named “Early Jazz Funk” will not be as large as others on Jazz Con Class but will be significant enough. This Jazz Funk era did not last too much and was totally taken over by Jazz Fusion.

Jazz Con Class does not cover any type of Jazz music from Jazz Fusion and on, it is not intended to. I want to make it perfectly clear, I have absolutely nothing against Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz and any of the other genres that have the word “Jazz” associated with it.

I created Jazz Con Class to acknowledge and support traditional Jazz so not to abandon the older generation of listeners and most importantly, to give the new generations the opportunity to listen and understand why traditional Jazz artist are the most talented musicians that ever walked this earth. Of course, it’s just my opinion but I’m sure there are many who agree with me 100%.

Check the Schedule link for when this, the “Early Jazz Funk” Playlist and all the others are broadcasting, enjoy!

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