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Jazz is a musical canvas that while having a well-defined root system and clusters of classic sub-genres is broad enough to incorporate and influence popular performers. While at times this may be seemingly limited to a musical flavor or topping, in many cases the underlying feeling, creativity, and funky groove of jazz manifests itself despite an artist’s more commercial trappings. One such artist was Bill Withers, whose jazz sensibility was evident in his compositions, performances, and funky groove. Sadly, Bill left us a few days ago. In this hour, we will explore the music of Bill and others who personify a funky, funky, soul.
|Jose James||Use Me||Lean on Me|
|The Crusaders||Soul Shadows||Rhapsody and Blues|
|Grover Washington Jr.||Just the Two of Us||Winelight|
|Jose James||Hello Like Before||Lean on Me|
|Bill Withers||Lovely Day||Menagerie|
|Mike LeDonne||The World Is a Ghetto||I Love Music|
|Jeff Goldblum &
the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
|Nostalgia in Times Square||The Capitol Studios Sessions|