Gilles Peterson: Roy Ayers 75th Birthday Mix | Gilles Peterson Worldwide

Roy Ayers! What a legend. One of my biggest musical influences, widely known as "The Godfather of Neo-Soul" and purveyor of the Jazz-Funk - the man has many a mighty fine groove in his array. Still going and with a sharp sense of humour at the grand old age of 75, the encyclopaedicly-minded crate-digger king…Read more Gilles Peterson: Roy Ayers 75th Birthday Mix | Gilles Peterson Worldwide

Wilsoni on Shuffle | Steppin in It – Herbie Hancock (1975)

https://youtu.be/x14H3qLOqAQ Herbie Hancock is one of my biggest influences, predominantly stemming from his Jazz-Funk, Headhunters and beyond output. Not only is the man a keen experimenter, he understands the texture of synthesized sounds in arrangements, and the philosophy of The Groove - something which sets him and Roy Ayers apart from other acts they get…Read more Wilsoni on Shuffle | Steppin in It – Herbie Hancock (1975)

▶ BBC Radio 4 – Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story

David Grant revisits a unique era in British music when jazz funk exploded onto the scene. Source: ▶ BBC Radio 4 - Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story  - CLICK HERE AND LISTEN   I had no idea David Grant (the vocal coach from Fame Academy - remember that?!) was in Linx in the '80s?…Read more ▶ BBC Radio 4 – Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story