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funky jazz songs

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassbinge, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. bassbinge


    Sep 17, 2004
    new zealand
    big bass ups to all T.B.ers
    whats your favorite jazz /groove songs from the real books,new real books.
    Herbie Hancock and Cannonball Adderley are a given.

    currently our jazz/jam group are playing-

    All blues-Miles Davis
    Freddie Freeloader-Davis
    Blue Bossa-Joe Henderson
    Jordu-Clifford Brown
    song for my father-horace silver
    Doxy-sonny rollins
    Blue Trane-john coltrane
    Cantaloupe island-herbie hancock
    watermelon man- " "
    chameleon- " "
    mercy,mercy,mercy-cannonball adderley
    work song- " "
    moanin-art blakey and the j.m's

    love anything that grooves and can be funked/swung? up.Post some more jazz/blues/funk songs that we should check out.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Footprints" in a funky 4/4 is given.
    For reference, you can check out a version on Andy Summers' The Last Dance Of Mr. X(w/ Tony Levin on bass, IIRC) or maybe Liquid Soul's version(debut alabum).

    We used to do "All Blues" in a more uptempo, funky thing in 13...basically bar of 6 + a bar of 7(or was it a bar of 7 + a bar of 6).

    There was a time when I had a rhythm arrangement for "Giant Steps" in a funky Hip-Hop...slowed way down with every other chord 'removed'. The other bums in that band didn't buy into it...

    There also this Wayne Shorter tune that I've been wanting to do as a funky 5/4 Latin vibe...is it "Witch Hunt"? Damn, will have to check on that later.
  3. bassbinge


    Sep 17, 2004
    new zealand
    yeah i had forgotten about footprints,great bass groove but none of the other guys seem very keen to do it.
    Hmm might see if i can find that version of Liquid Soul.
    Another is So What-Miles Davis an absolutely stone cold cool jazz groove.St Thomas-Sonny Rollins with its carribean/latin beat is good too.
    Giant Steps as hip hop?too much! sounds cool though.
    All Blues just lends itself to a bit of funkified.
  4. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Life on Mars - Dexter Wansell :hyper: :bassist:
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I like 'Footprints' in an Afro-Cuban 6/8 feel - same with 'Afro Blue'. We do 'The Chicken' in 15 (bar of 4/4, bar of 7/8), and I dig that. We also do 'Blue Bossa' as a drum and bass thing - and I pedal a Cm riff under the first half of the form - up to the modulation to Eb. Pretty cool, I guess.

    You can do anything funky, tho. It's all about attitude and approach.
  6. tkozal


    Feb 16, 2006
    New York City
    those who play Footprints in 4...MUST DIE!!!
  7. Cloggy


    Apr 5, 2006
    Long as you know you're living yours by Keith Jarret and Jan Garberek

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