Funk http://www.kplu.org en Here's A Taste Of A New Album That Salutes Seattle’s Forgotten Funk And Soul Scene http://www.kplu.org/post/heres-taste-new-album-salutes-seattle-s-forgotten-funk-and-soul-scene <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158067822&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Back in the day — we’re talking the&nbsp;1960s, '70s&nbsp;and&nbsp;‘80s&nbsp;— local Seattle bands played funk and soul music in the city’s dance clubs.</p><p>The music was the soundtrack of a black-owned radio station operating out of the Central Area called&nbsp;KYAC.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:30:16 +0000 Florangela Davila 17660 at http://www.kplu.org Here's A Taste Of A New Album That Salutes Seattle’s Forgotten Funk And Soul Scene Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood http://www.kplu.org/post/medeski-scofield-martin-wood <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though this was not guitarist John </span>Scofield's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first stop into the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Seattle studios this time he was joined John </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Medeski (piano)</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Billy Martin (drums), and Chris Wood (bass). As you will hear in this session, the group mixes j</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">azz</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, funk and modern soul to create what host Abe </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beeson</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;called&nbsp;a groovy sound of their own.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:43:59 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 17573 at http://www.kplu.org Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Larry Coryell and The Eleventh House Reunion Band http://www.kplu.org/post/larry-coryell-and-eleventh-house-reunion-band <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forty years ago, a band called Eleventh House helped set the standard for what would become known as Jazz-Rock Fusion.&nbsp; The band consisted of Larry Coryell (guitar), Alphonse Mouzon (drums), Mike Mandel (keyboards), Danny Trifan (bass) and Randy Brecker (trumpet). &nbsp;</span></p><p>On this leg of the Eleventh House Reunion Tour, Mandel couldn&rsquo;t make the gig so Larry brought in one of Seattle&rsquo;s finest pianists, Marc Seales, to fill in.&nbsp;</p><p>As you&rsquo;ll hear in this performance, Marc more than holds his own.</p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 10119 at http://www.kplu.org Larry Coryell and The Eleventh House Reunion Band The Greyboy Allstars: A serious party band http://www.kplu.org/post/greyboy-allstars-serious-party-band <p>During this performance interview with The Greyboy Allstars, KPLU jazz host, Abe Beeson, called their latest CD (Inland Emperor) ‘the party album of 2013.’</p><p>The Greyboy Allstars’ reputation as a party/dance band is well-earned.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWnQwYX4pCQ</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 21:59:44 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 8928 at http://www.kplu.org The Greyboy Allstars: A serious party band