Donny Hathaway originally wrote and produced this for the American soul-funk-rock band Cold Blood for their 1972
First Taste Of Sin release.
The year after he included his own Fender Rhodes driven version on his
Extension Of A Man release.
Pure bless. And Rhodes :)
Extremely laid back yet swinging version of the Dylan classic with a very nice electric piano rif and lots of quiet brass.
Harry Roche Constellation consisted of some of the leading session players of the period, as well as course of Harry Roche himself who was a former military bandsman playing a lot of easy jazz in the 1960s
This track is from the release
Spiral, which is quite sought after and expensive.
I have got myself a copy, of course :)
This nice piece from British composer and session keyboard player
Steve Gray has the sweetest low key Fender Rhodes solo.
It has been pretty hard to find out when this track was originally released but it has been included in a 2001 compilation called
Cinemaphonic Volume 2: Soul Punch.
Gray has worked with such prominent people as Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jr and John Barry.
soundtrack to the movie “Shaft in Africa” this piece by jazz musician Johnny Pate is funky as hell.
soundtrack to the movie “The Soul Of Nigger Charley” comes this great theme by American arranger and record producer Don Costa.
Minimalistic piece from composer and pianist Janko Nilović who made a lot of library stuff in France in the 1960s and 1970s.
This track is from the Editions Montparnasse 2000 release Stylissimo
I remember this particular track being used as intro for the study kit “Impuls!” in my German lessons during the school years.
Italian library track from the CAM release “
Mappamondo (Musiche Di Terra E Di Mare)“.
If you like it short ‘n’ sweet with vibraphone and muted trumpet – as I do – this is for you.
From KPM 1126 release
Summer Songbirds by Tony Kinsey and Pete Winslow, this is one of my absolute library favorites.
Lovely melody and a fantastic execution – the Hammond and horn section are playing so well together.
KPM, Alan Hawkshaw is playing the blues – on his Hammond.
This track is from the
KPM 1122 release Move With The Times featuring both Hawkshaw and Dave Gold.
Joe Bataan delivers more funk for the buck in this excellent latinization of Eumir Deodato’s wonderful
Super Strut from 1973.
From Joe Bataan’s album Salsoul.