Sweet and Funky
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Japanese-born Akiko Tsuruga has lived in New York since 2001. Sweet and Funky is her breakthrough CD, showing that she can hold her own with virtually every other jazz organist. Her style fits well into '60s/'70s soul-jazz and hard bop styles, grooving like Charles Earland, Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith and the other great organists of the era without directly copying any of them. She swings her way through standards, blues and three originals, never losing her momentum, drive or flow of rhythmic ideas. Guitarist Eric Johnson (who takes plenty of fine solos), drummer Vince Ector and percussionist Wilson "Chembo" Corniel all have plenty of experience in this type of organ group and keep the music swinging and grooving. Based on the performances on Sweet and Funky, Akiko Tsuruga ranks as one of the top organists around today and, with luck, this is only the beginning.
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||Meanie Queenie||Sweet and Funky||5:14||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||DLG||Sweet and Funky||5:21||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Sweet and Lovely||Sweet and Funky||6:25||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Stormy Weather||Sweet and Funky||4:37||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Saving All My Love for You||Sweet and Funky||5:43||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Where Is the Love||Sweet and Funky||4:24||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Polka Dots and Moonbeams||Sweet and Funky||5:56||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Mushi-Mushi||Sweet and Funky||5:27||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Booga Lou||Sweet and Funky||3:59||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Broadway||Sweet and Funky||5:47||0,99 €||View In iTunes|