Monday, January 2, 2017

Alphonze Mouzon - 1974 - Funky Snakefoot

Alphonze Mouzon 
1974 
Funky Snakefoot




01. I've Given You My Love (4:48)
02. You Don't Know How Much I Love You (4:45)
03. I Gotta Have You (2:51)
04. My Life Is So Blue (4:40)
05. Funky Snakefoot (3:46)
06. My Little Rosebud (2:05)
07. A Permanent Love (4:26)
08. The Beggar (3:18)
09. Oh Yes I Do (4:36)
10. Tara Tara (3:28)
11. Where I'm Drumming From (1:22)
12. Ism (3:08)

- Gary King / bass
- Harry Whitaker / clavinet, piano
- Ray Armando / congas, bongos
- Alphonze Mouzon / drums, organ, piano, synthesizer, vocals
- Leon Pendarvis / electric piano, organ
- Mike Mandel / synthesizer
- Richie Resnicoff / guitar
- Angel Allende / percussion
- Steve Berrios / percussion
- Andy Gadsden / saxophone
- Mark Harowitz / steel guitar
- Barry Rogers / trombone
- Randy Brecker / trumpet

Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City on December 10, 11 & 12, 1973




Although Alphonse Mouzon is celebrated largely for his drumming skills, the brilliant Funky Snakefoot is first and foremost a showcase for his keyboard prowess. Galvanized by its thick, greasy Arp, Moog, and organ solos, the album recalls Blue Note contemporaries like Gene Harris, albeit augmented by Mouzon's monster rhythms. Add his ragged-but-right vocals to the mix and Funky Snakefoot veers closer to mainstream R&B than virtually anything else the label ever released, but there's no denying the ferocity or virtuosity of this music. Mouzon's remarkable interplay with fellow keyboardists Harry Whitaker and Leon Pendarvis boasts a harmonic complexity that belongs solely to jazz, and the sheer vitality of cuts like "You Don't Know How Much I Love You" and "Where I'm Drumming From" is undeniable.

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