Just back from two gloriously sunny weeks on the Algarve, Portugal. Stayed in a lovely villa just outside Lagos, to the west of the region. Still in the summer mood, how about a bit of breezy-jazz-soul-funk?
Let’s start with this while you read. “If You really Wanna”…
Got back home about 7.30 last night and as I emptied my case I was listening to BBC 6 Music, with DJ Craig Charles interviewing Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, leader of the jazz-funk band Incognito, who’ve been doing their stuff since the eighties. “Always There” was their big hit way back when. A great dance record., with wonderful memories for me of a good friend’s wedding in Antwerp, when it was the musical highlight of the evening.
Bluey has a solo album out, released in March. I had no idea about it until I switched on the radio last night. The tracks they played in between the talk just sounded so good, so right while I was still in my summer mood. Shades of Luther Vandross, Al Jarreau, George Benson… and of course, Incognito. Nothing to change the world, but perfect for the summer beat.
If you have been attracted to this blog via my top ten air guitar classics it’s possible you won’t like this. But then again, relax, chill, and give it a try!
This one’s called “Got To Let My Feelings Show”.
Hmm…Al Jarreau, now that’s a name I haven’t com across in a while. Good one this John!