Buttery Buns & Mark Hartsuch & Mohini Dey

“Buttery Buns,” by Mark Hartsuch, to be on an upocoming album with Hartsuch and Mohini Dey.

Mark Hartsuch (alto/tenor/baritone sax), Mohini Dey (bass), Justin-lee Schultz (keyboard), Gino Banks (drums), Emmanuel Echem and Evan Taylor (trumpet), Ben Burget (mixing), David Donnelly/DNA (mastering).

Mohini Dey is a new discovery for me. Where has she been all my life? OK, wasn’t born yet. But still, funk/fusion was always my thing, and I kept wanting it to come back, but I didn’t expect it to come back like this! Good Lord. Who are these monster musicians!?!?

Jiro Inagaki & Funky Stuff

Jiro Inagaki and Soul Media, Funky Stuff (1975).

Hiromasa Suzuki (arrangement, electric piano), Hajime Ishimatsu (drums), Akira Okazawa (electric bass), Hiroshi Yasukawa (guitar), Jiro Inagaki (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, flute, production), Takashi Imai (trombone). A new find for me, tossed up via the algorithms of the T’Oobs. Tight playing!

Tatsuro Yamashita & Sparkle

From the album For You (1982).

Tatsuro Yamashita (electric guitar, electric piano, percussion, backing vocals, writing & arranging), Minako Yoshida (lyrics, backing vocals), Shunzo Sunahara (baritone saxophone), Kohki Itoh (bass), Jun Aoyama (drums), Hiroyuki Namba (piano, synthesizer), Takeru Muraoka (tenor saxophone), Shigeharu Mukai and Tadanori Konakawa (trombone), Masahiro Kobayashi, Susumu Kazuhara (trumpet).

Hang Up Your Hang Ups & Herbie Hancock

“Hang Up Your Hang Ups” by Herbie Hancock, from Man-Child (1975).

Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Melvin Ragin (“Wah Wah Watson”) (guitar), Bennie Maupin (saxophone), Paul Jackson (bass), Mike Clark (drums), Bill Summers (percussion), assorted horns and winds: Jay DaVersa, Bud Brisbois, Dick “Slide” Hyde, Garnett Brown, Ernie Watts, Jim Horn.

And, great 70s themed NYC ‘Toob put together by conqa. Thanks, conqa!

Jaco & Opus Pocus

“Opus Pocus” by Jaco Pastorius. This is a demo tape recording made in 1974 which is included on the posthumous album The Early Years Recordings (2006).

Don’t quote me on this, but I think the personnel is: Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Othello Molineaux (steel drums), Leroy Williams (steel drums), Lenny White (drums), Don Alias (percussion).