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Album Review

Brooklyn Funk Essentials is a soul/funk/acid jazz collective, featuring Groove Collective's trombonist Joshua Roseman, producer Bob "Sassy" Brockmann, DJ Jazzy Nice, and saxophonist Paul Shapiro. Surprisingly, Cool and Steady and Easy isn't at all schizophrenic in its tone — it's a cohesive, smooth, and funky collection, standing as a testament to the talents of the musicians involved.

Customer Reviews


This album is the best fusion of funk, jazz and reggae that I've ever heard. Every time I let someone borrow it, they steal it. It's that good. An essential (no pun intended) CD for true acid jazz fans.

you don't even know!

ahhhhhh i've been waiting so long to have this back in my collection...i'm so geeked right now, this makes my hour train ride so nice. big shouts to the funk essentials crew, if you like this make sure to check out stephanie mckay. don't sleep on this album this is a gem much respect padati


A masterful fusion of jazz and funk that never gets old. Still in my Top Ten after all these years. Witty and engaging! Brilliant!


Formed: 1993 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Multicultural acid jazz collective Brooklyn Funk Essentials was conceived in 1993 by producer Arthur Baker and bassist/musical director Lati Kronlund. By the following year, the group was a staple of the New York City club scene, with early lineups including singers Joi Cardwell, Sha-Key, and Papa Dee, poets Everton Sylvester and David Allen, DJ Jazzy Nice, keyboardist Yuka Honda (soon to co-found Cibo Matto), trumpeter Bob Brachmann, trombonist Joshua Roseman, saxophonist Paul Shapiro, drummer Yancy...
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