ALPHONSE MOUZON

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Alphonse Mouzon (November 21, 1948 – December 25, 2016) was an American jazz fusion drummer and the owner of Tenacious Records, a label that primarily releases Mouzon's recordings. He was a composer, arranger, producer and actor. He gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Mouzon, of African, French and Blackfoot descent, was born on November 21, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina.

He received his first musical training at Bonds-Wilson High School and moved to New York City upon graduation. He studied drama and music at the City College of New York as well as medicine at Manhattan Medical School. He continued receiving drum lessons from Bobby Thomas, the drummer for jazz pianist Billy Taylor. He played percussion in the Broadway show "Promises, Promises", he then worked with pianist McCoy Tyner. He spent a year as a member of the jazz fusion band, Weather Report. After that Mouzon signed as a
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ALPHONSE MOUZON The Essence Of Mystery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essence Of Mystery
Funk Jazz 1973
ALPHONSE MOUZON Funky Snakefoot album cover 2.25 | 3 ratings
Funky Snakefoot
Funk Jazz 1974
ALPHONSE MOUZON Mind Transplant album cover 4.25 | 4 ratings
Mind Transplant
Fusion 1975
ALPHONSE MOUZON The Man Incognito album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Man Incognito
Fusion 1976
ALPHONSE MOUZON Virtue album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Virtue
Fusion 1977
ALPHONSE MOUZON In Search of a Dream album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
In Search of a Dream
Funk Jazz 1978
ALPHONSE MOUZON Baby Come Back album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Baby Come Back
Funk Jazz 1979
ALPHONSE MOUZON By All Means album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By All Means
Funk Jazz 1980
ALPHONSE MOUZON Morning Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Morning Sun
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1981
ALPHONSE MOUZON Distant Lover (aka Step Into The Funk) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Distant Lover (aka Step Into The Funk)
RnB 1982
ALPHONSE MOUZON The Sky is the Limit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sky is the Limit
Funk Jazz 1985
ALPHONSE MOUZON The 11th House (with Larry Coryell) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 11th House (with Larry Coryell)
Funk Jazz 1985
ALPHONSE MOUZON Back to Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back to Jazz
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1986
ALPHONSE MOUZON Love, Fantasy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love, Fantasy
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1987
ALPHONSE MOUZON Early Spring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Spring
Funk Jazz 1988
ALPHONSE MOUZON As You Wish album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
As You Wish
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1989
ALPHONSE MOUZON The Survivor album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Survivor
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1992
ALPHONSE MOUZON On Top Of The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Top Of The World
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1994
ALPHONSE MOUZON The Night is Still Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Night is Still Young
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996
ALPHONSE MOUZON Jazz in Bel-Air album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in Bel-Air
Hard Bop 2008
ALPHONSE MOUZON Angel Face album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Angel Face
Hard Bop 2011

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ALPHONSE MOUZON Live in Hollywood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Hollywood
Hard Bop 2001

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ALPHONSE MOUZON Dream Bug album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dream Bug
Fusion 1977
ALPHONSE MOUZON Star Edition album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Star Edition
Fusion 1978
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The Best of Alphonse Mouzon
Funk Jazz 1988

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ALPHONSE MOUZON Funky Snakefoot

Album · 1974 · Funk Jazz
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Sean Trane
Second album from this excellent jazz & fusion drummer, but it’s not one I’d recommend if you’re in either (or both) styles; but you’d better expect more like a funky soul-jazz, one that flooded the airwaves of RnB radio. Although I’m not an expert in that afore-mentioned field, the guest list features only unknown (to moi, of course), except Randy Brecker (who wasn’t yet the widely-known persona he became), and maybe Mike Mandel or Ray Armando. To be honest, the artwork is a good indication of the music you can find on the record. Don’t be fooled by the Blue Note label belonging, though

Indeed, while the music is often fairly complex , if you’re a jazz of fusion fan, you won’t find much to clench your teeth into and might just as well use your forearm in frustrations. Most of the tracks are fairly mainstream sung funk-soul-jazz, none are terribly exciting either (well there are some ultra-technical killer funk here and there). Not surprisingly, the instrumental tracks are the most interesting, like the awesome title track or the excellent Coryell cover of ISM and often featuring Alphonse’s drumming pizzazz, and not just in the Where I’m Drumming From drum solo track. However, most of the rest of the album is simply gliding over my indifference shell, despite the odd humorous wink, like the Rosebud twangy/hick-country feel over a funk beat. I’ll give a half-mention to The Beggar or Yes I do. The material is half penned by the Mouzons, Langford and Highsmith filling the rest.

I won’t say much over Mouzon’s other releases that I will probably discover in the coming months, but I must say that this Blue Note label belonging is most misleading and you could be in for a major disappointment, even if the overall virtuosity on such an album is quite impressive. Just not my type of album, despite the instrumental brilliance.

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