Sunshine Man is a classic jazz-funk album from saxophonist and flutist Harold Alexander. Released on Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman imprint, the album “exists somewhere in the space between jazz-funk and free improvisation” featuring quite far-out sounds (even cosmic at times) but full of soul, funk and groove supplied largely by the incredible rhythm section of Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie (Isaac Hayes, Cat Stevens, B.B. King & Joe Cocker) on drums and Richard Davis (Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Frank Sinatra & Leonard Bernstein) on bass. “Mama Soul” is the most well-known cut here with its insane and highly memorable scat-flute lead line and funky electric piano groove.
Recommended – B1 Mama Soul
Tags: Funk / Improvisation / Jazz-funk / Soul-jazz