Stepping into tomorrow. Got funk beat on the ground.
Before the Mizell brothers, the cultures of jazz and funk lived in two different worlds. Jazz heads were generally perceived as more serious and uptight; the convention at the time maligned funk as pedestrian and almost saccharine. These two sounds weren’t given much opportunity to converge until Larry and Alphonso “Fonce” Mizell’s pioneering efforts. Their prolific careers in music helped produce the signature sound of greats like Donald Byrd, Johnny Hammond and Marvin Gaye.
Join In Sheep’s Clothing for an upbeat, deep into dance listening session featuring iconic jazz-funk albums from Donald Byrd, The Mizell Brothers, and more!
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