Monday, August 22, 2011

Funky AECO

Here is a funky jazz gem from Art Ensemble Of Chicago titled "Funky AECO". This track represents one of the more funkier songs written by the group, who is usually more know for their avant-garde free jazz compositions. The funky groove oriented track was included on the group's 1985 album The Third Decade , which was released by ECM Records. The album features founding members Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Famoudou Don Moye, and Malachi Favors who is responsible for the tracks heavy bass groove. Overall, the track represents a different side to one of jazz music's most notable and accomplished avant-garde ensembles. Enjoy!

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Funky AECO

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soulie said...

R.I.P Nicholas Ashford.Aged 70

Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publicist said.
Liz Rosenberg, who also was Ashford's longtime friend, told The Associated Press that Ashford - who along with wife Valerie Simpson wrote some of Motown's biggest hits - died in a New York City hospital. He had been suffering from throat cancer and had undergone radiation treatment.
Though they had some of their greatest success at Motown with classics like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand" by Ross and "You're All I Need To Get By" by Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Ashford & Simpson also created classics for others, like the anthem "I'm Every Woman" by Khan (and later remade by Whitney Houston).
They also had success writing for themselves: Perhaps the biggest known hit sung by them was the 1980s hit "Solid As A Rock."
Ashford is survived by his wife and two daughters.

I thought this was more important.


TJ said...

Good call Soulie. I unfortunately heard about the passing of Nick Ashford after I made this post. I'll try to put a tribute post either today or tomorrow. So Stay tuned....