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57 reviews/ratings
CURTIS MAYFIELD - Curtis RnB
KING KRULE - The Ooz Nu Jazz | review permalink
TOM WAITS - Franks Wild Years Jazz Related Improv/Composition
TOM WAITS - Bone Machine Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme Post Bop
MILES DAVIS - Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
CHARLES MINGUS - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
SOFT MACHINE - Third Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - The Grand Wazoo (The Mothers) Jazz Related Rock
FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Jazz Related Rock
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) Jazz Related Rock
KING CRIMSON - In The Court Of The Crimson King Jazz Related Rock
MAGMA - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh Jazz Related Rock
TOM WAITS - Rain Dogs Jazz Related Rock
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Lick My Decals Off, Baby Jazz Related Rock
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Doc At The Radar Station Jazz Related Rock
WES MONTGOMERY - The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Hard Bop
SÉRGIO MENDES - Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Bossa Nova
GARY WILSON - You Think You Really Know Me RnB | review permalink
GARY WILSON - Marry Had Brown Hair Pop/Art Song/Folk

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Jazz Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 17 4.59
2 Jazz Related Rock 12 4.79
3 RnB 7 4.36
4 Nu Jazz 4 4.50
5 Latin Rock/Soul 3 5.00
6 Funk 3 4.50
7 Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2 5.00
8 Hard Bop 1 5.00
9 Afro-Cuban Jazz 1 5.00
10 Avant-Garde Jazz 1 5.00
11 Bop 1 4.00
12 Bossa Nova 1 5.00
13 Cool Jazz 1 5.00
14 Pop/Art Song/Folk 1 5.00
15 Post Bop 1 5.00
16 Progressive Big Band 1 5.00

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GARY WILSON You Think You Really Know Me

Album · 1977 · RnB
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Gary Wilson, one of the most unique musicians ever, and a pioneer of outsider music This album is a great introduction to world of Gary Wilson, an avant garde, psychedelic and funky record. Don't let the label fool you this is faaaaaar from a typical R&B album, the the album sounds like an avant garde, twisted Steely Dan album. The intro track alone is almost horrifying, a noisy....well its noisy but the second track is our first actual song, your greeted with homemade synths and an almost teenage jersey accent(although I'm pretty sure he was a young adult at the time but whatever) and these songs are an excellent way to kick of the album. The next track is very notable 6.4 = Make Out is an avant funk track I really have no words this song is just astonishing and that's honestly how I'd describe the entire album. My favorite track here(aside from 6.4) is probably I Wanna Lose Control, a funk jazz track that's just super catchy. This is really hard to make a review for and I don't think any review can do it justice, you really need to listen to it for yourself

JAMES BROWN Bodyheat

Album · 1976 · RnB
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Here we have is what I'd consider to be an underrated album. This is James's 44th studio album and I can kinda understand why people say this is "just another James Brown album" however it's not bad by any means, I just think it's easy to find yourself oversaturates with his music but if you were to find this album in a record store you should pick it up again it's not a bad album. The album opens with one of my favorite JB tracks "Bodyheat" a nine minute funk jam, you can't go wrong with that. The album has a strong highlight that being the track "Kiss In 77" it's a balled and a great one at that. Overall your not missing much but I don't think it should be dismissed

TOM WAITS Bone Machine

Album · 1992 · Jazz Related Improv/Composition
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Tom Waits at this point needs no introduction, he has an iconic mix of Jazz, Blues and Avant Garde music with splashes of Gothic County and a very cartoon like version of industrial rock and I'd say that all of those traits really shine here and I personally believe that Bone Machine is his best album. The album opens with what sounds like a ribcage xylophone? It's very cartoon sounding and then We get Tom's description of The Bible's Revalations. Following up that is a very gloomy song a nice little ballad like track but we're given to tracks that really hit the nail on the head "Such A Scream" is a very CAPTAIN BEEFHEART esc song from the vocals to the instrumental then what follows that song is a very RESIDENTS like song which reminds me a lot of there album DUCK STAB with some Captain Beefheart like vocals. The album seems to be heavily themed around death and man the sound of the album surely reflects that. Really I don't know what to say this is a terrific and a must for any music fan

KING KRULE The Ooz

Album · 2017 · Nu Jazz
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Man what a moody album, there's this depressive feeling the album gives yet it's so...cool? Feels like I am being swallowed alive by the grimy, sludgy streets of a depressed big city. This album has elements of jazz, trip hop, post rock and psychedelia and man this album is a journey, I love the intense emotions on Slush Puppy and the samba influenced Dum Surfer and the trip hop of Biscuit Town, there's so many genres at play here yet they all fit in here, nothing feels out of place. There's low moody saxophones there's jazzy hip hop beats and punk rock bass lines and coming together to make this unique mood. And while this is a very unique sounding album there's moments here that sound like a jazzy version of SLINT's SPIDERLAND. With 19 tracks you can't go wrong with how big this album is, sure it may be a dit hard to keep up with but this album deserves multiple listens

JAMES BROWN The Payback

Album · 1973 · Funk
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One of the masterpiece albums by the lengadry James Brown, The Payback is an essential funk album for any record collection, a classic album in general. Funky guitars, gritty polish production, drums on the one, and almost every jam settling around 10 minutes long and lots of hip hops DNA is here. The album is insanely consistent and is easily James's best album Perhaps not recommended for the casual soul listener, this is a collection of extended jams, there's even parts on the album that remind me of Fela Kuti the funk(or just the sound in general) here is what I'd describe as "deep" or "thick" if that makes sense. James's vocal performance here is amazing as well even his grunts are powerful everything here just has this carisma to it. Words can't describe how good this album is reading reviews doesn't do it justice, what are you waiting for listen to this!!

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