Apologies if it has been done before but I searched the forums and did not find many topics on the subject. I really like old-school '70s and '80s funk, be it straight funk or jazz-funk. I think one of the best artist to corner the jazz-funk style is Roy Ayers... Some of his songs ("everybody loves the sunshine", "can't you see me", "love will bring us back together"...) are funky but have a jazz vibe to them, with interesting solos) I'm looking for more artists that sound like him, can you recommend some good albums? I know some Bob James tunes but I think he tends towards smooth jazz, doesn't he? I like Lonnie Liston Smith too but his albums are more downtempo. Bernard Wright, Tom Browne, Don Blackman put out some great albums in their time too. Pleasure and Brainstorm are funk bands with great albums that have a jazz side to them. If you have other recommandations please share!