The Funky Muchachos - Play Soul Jazz - 2008
Funk, Jazz | mp3 | VBR~212 | 66Mb
A sweet set of funky instrumentals from the Funky Muchachos – a combo who usually record under the guise of Tito Lopez, and who have a classic soul jazz approach to their groove! The core trio features drums, bass, and either organ or electric piano, depending on the track – and some cuts add in a bit of guest instrumentation on flute or guitar to round out the sound slightly. The keyboards are great – often quite stark and spare, with as much rhythmic focus as the other players in the group – and the electric piano tracks are especially nice, with a groove that's warm, but never too smooth or slick. Titles include versions of "What's Goin On", "The World Is A Ghetto", "Boogie On Reggae Woman", "Spooky", and "Let's Stay Together" – plus "I'm Comin Home", "Don't Take It Out", and "Donna's Way".