Chuck Loeb went to musical heaven 5 months ago…huge loss…this music is verrrrrry clean, crisp, and sooooooo together it is funk raised to the Nth degree, ..and if you know math at all, that is a lot….it goes on forever….very tight funk…personnel list if interested.
For some reason…even tho this is jazz funk soul (this CD) and not soft and mellow but for a few songs….I find it verrrrry sexy funk…verrrrrry….and the softer third song I think it is (or fourth)..
Like the clouds breaking after a storm and the sun once again is revealed to show how beautiful heaven is that has been there all along, even during the storm, hidden behind the clouds, if I just wait for it, just wait….ahhhhhhhh…..just believe, and it will appear….just believe….harmony, peace, joy, open arms, love…..heaven….if we open our eyes…around us every single day….so many ways….some of the musical phrasing in this is just orgasmic…musically speaking of course…this is verrry high caliber (not, not, NOT, a gun reference), very classy, okay, shuttin’ up now……Neal Harvey….good day!
Personnel: Everette Harp: saxophones. keyboards; Jeff Lorber: keyboards, synth bass, rhythm guitar; Chuck Loeb: guitar, nylon string guitar; Vinnie Colaiuta: drums (1, 2, 5-8); Michael Thompson: rhythm guitar (1); David Mann: saxophones, flutes, horn arrangement (1, 4,6, 7, 10); Ron Jenkins: bass (2); Lenny Castro: bongos, percussion (2) ; Michael White: drums (3); Kevin Richard: percussion (3, 4, 6, 9); Alex Al: bass (3, 6, 8, 9) ; Harry Kim: trumpet (3); Gary Novak: drums (4, 9, 10) ; Nathan East: bass (5); Trevor Neumann: trumpet (4, 7); Paul Jackson Jr.: rhythm guitar (5); Will Lee: bass (7); Darryl Crooks: wah-wah guitar (9
Now (obviously I cannot help myself to be quiet yet)…if you are lucky enough that you actually read this far down, I am attempting to list the link for the you tube page of jazz funk and related music that goes along with this CD of their’s that I posted, and the videos on this page are nice long hour or so collections,one after another, so one click and you are set for a chunk of time which is nice….let’s see if this works….
okay….hot damn…it worked (sorry, you may have to cut and paste it in your browser, but it works….if you click on the image somewhere, then click on the youtube logo in the bottom right, you will get the list that I am talking about)….. that is a very nice list…now it is NOT all inclusive, but there is a LOT of good music on that page to keep your auditory nerves stimulated for an extended period of time..about 40 hours give or take….
breathe in peace, breathe out love…
Btw….there are some extremely danceable songs here…. you will NOT keep your foot or finger from tapping…..and it will spread through your body…whether you are able to get up and dance or not…doesn’t matter….your body will dance inside if you can’t get up and move…and your brain will picture you dancing…just as good…really… and your soul will start to swing….in a verrrrrry goooooood way….and the softer songs….well…some of them transport me to some magical place…some make me smile till it hearts, and some…well…they make me cry till it hurts… yin and yang…both beautiful…each in its own way.
Enjoy the healing magic of music with my heart full of blessings that you heal, in whatever way, shape , or form that healing may be needed…physical, spiritual, mental, in whatever way you need to feel a healing love, arms embracing you.
Please allow this music to embrace you and give you what you need, take you to a peaceful place, wherever that is for you, bring you some peace in some way shape or form, whatever it is that you need to feel comforted, to feel loved, to feel at home, that is what I wish for you….a lot of this music, some in particular, just makes me smile…inside, and outside…..I hope you are able to enjoy, and just know that it gives me great pleasure to share some of the music that moves me…with you. May you feel the soothing heal.
Neal Harvey……good day! May you breathe IN peace with every breath you are blessed to take.
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