Leon Thomas – Um Um Um

Digital Crate Digging Continues..checking out this soul-jazz classic from Leon Thomas called Um Um Um….oh yeah!! that universal phrase!! Check out the players he has rolling with him and the track…

Bass – Bob Cunningham Drums – Roy Haynes Flute – James Spaulding Percussion [Gene Golden Perc.] – Richard “Pablo” Landrum* Piano – Arthur Sterling Vocals, Percussion – Leon Thomas

Johnny Hammond – The Prophet

Sunday Jazz Continues ….checking out this supreme jazz / funk from Johnny Hammond with The Prophet…any word from the Prophet on this Sunday? check out the players and the track….

Arranged By – Pee Wee Ellis Drums – Billy Cobham Electric Bass – Ron Carter Electric Guitar – Eric Gale Organ – Johnny Hammond Percussion – Airto Moreira Producer – Creed Taylor Tenor Saxophone – Maceo Parker


Lee Oskar – San Francisco Bay

Sunday Jazz Continues…checking some jazz /funk / soul from  War protege Lee Oskar with  San Francisco Bay. This was a solo project for Mr. Oskar but it sounds  like he has War backing him up!!

Headed out that way in a couple of weeks so I’m trying to get in that vibe!! check it out!!

William Parker – If There’s a Hell Below

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out bassist  William Parker  and his version of Curtis Mayfield‘s If There’s a Hell Below….

This is from the – I Plan To Stay A Believer (The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield) album by Mr. Parker from 2010…of course a tribute album to Mr. Mayfield…

Check out the players and the track…

bass William Parker  / piano Dave Burrell  /   drums Hamid Drake 

trumpeter Lewis Barnes / saxophonist Darryl Foster and and Sabir Mateen,

percussionist Guillermo E. Brown. / vocals Leena Conquest

Joshua Redman Elastic Band – Jazz Crimes (Studio Version)

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out my partners in crime… the Joshua Redman Elastic Band as they commit Jazz Crimes (Studio Version)…..this is off the Elastic album released in 2002…

The Joshua Redman Elastic Band is  Joshua Redman (Saxes), Sam Yahel (Organ,Key), Brian Blade (Drums)..check them out…

Chico Hamilton – Mysterious Maiden (Yin & Yang Club)

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out this SoulFeast (Brian Michel Bacchus & Joaquin “Joe” Claussell)  remix of Chico Hamilton‘s Mysterious Maiden…check out the players and the track…

Bass – Serge Brandao Bongos [Solo] – Daniel Moreno Cello – Choi Fairbanks Drums – Chico Hamilton Flute [Solo] – Karen Josephson Guitar – Matt Smith (8) Keyboards – Bennett Paster* Percussion – Jose ‘Cochise’ Claussell* Percussion [Miscellaneous], Programmed By – Joe ‘Joaquin’ Claussell* Violin – Christian Howe