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Electric Funk is an album by the American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff of performances recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label.[1][2]

Electric Funk
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1970
RecordedSeptember 1969
StudioNew York City
GenreSoul jazz
Length32:13
LabelBlue Note BST-84350
ProducerSonny Lester
Jimmy McGriff chronology
The Way You Look Tonight
(1970)
Electric Funk
(1970)
The Dudes Doin' Business
(1970)

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars and said, "It's not jazz, it's jazzy soul, and it's among the funkiest of any soul-jazz records from the late '60s, filled with stuttering drum breaks, lite [sic] fuzz guitars, elastic bass, smoldering organ, and punchy, slightly incongruous horn charts."[3] On All About Jazz Douglas Payne stated "No sap, no frills. Just good true groove. ... in 1969, this was the next step for soul jazz; a genre Jimmy McGriff has always ruled. ... this man has always known how to rock a groove ... Ott's arrangements are riff-oriented and stay out of McGriff's way. They often launch McGriff into one clever line after another and, fortunately, never tempt him to out-modulate the horn section".[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Jimmy McGriff except where noted

  1. "Back on the Track" (Horace Ott) – 3:18
  2. "Chris Cross" (Ott) – 3:46
  3. "Miss Poopie" (Ott) – 3:18
  4. "The Bird Wave" – 4:01
  5. "Spear for Moondog Part 1" – 3:29
  6. "Spear for Moondog Part 2" – 3:04
  7. "Tight Times" (Ott) – 3:58
  8. "Spinning Wheel" (David Clayton-Thomas) – 3:34
  9. "Funky Junk" (Ott) – 3:45

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography. Retrieved December 13, 2010
  2. ^ Payne, D., Jimmy McGriff discography accessed March 16, 2018
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review. Retrieved December 13, 2010
  4. ^ Payne, D. All About Jazz Review, accessed March 16, 2018