Aural Dive: “Maxine” by Saoul

Funk as a music genre is far from dead. For the moment, it’s spending time in the worthy hands of multi-instrumentalist Saoul in the form of “Maxine”, the funkiest track I’ve heard so far this year. What makes Saoul’s Funk so unique for 2020 is that he moves beyond the basic, lower-shelf grooves and immerses […]

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JOE SAMPLE – GROOVE SAINT

Joe Sample’s recent passing brought up a small debate about whether he or his group The Crusaders ever played Jazz music. The debate seems unfair to me since The Crusaders resolved the issue for audiences long ago by removing the “Jazz” prefix from the group’s original name. Perhaps forcing groups into a specific genre helps to bring […]

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