Smoke – Everything (1973/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 42:17 minutes | 817 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © MPS
“Everything”, a funky monster from Smoke, and a rare bit of tripped out groove from early 70s MPS label. Smoke has masterful mix of fresh, funky jazz and spiritual instrumental soul, with tunes that build from rolling lines on leader Woodi Webb’s vibes, finding the best kind of wonderful elastic bass groove and excellent funky drums and congas. Those elements hold it all together for the rest of the line-up, which factors in psychedelic tinged organ, harp, sax, clarinet and occasional lilting background vocals. Tight and funky, but loose around the edges – another excellent bit of lost funky soul jazz from the early 70s.