Canned Funk is a jazz album by Joe Farrell for CTI Records. It was recorded at Van Gelder Studios November and December 1974. The album was released in 1975.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. On this inspired release, world renowned pianist Joe Castro is joined by Teddy Edwards, Leroy Vinnegar and Billy Higgins. This soul-jazz recording features the standouts “Groove Funk Soul,” “That’s All,” “Yesterdays” and “Play Me The Blues.”
Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese.An album with a terrible cover – but a wonderful sound! Underneath this ridiculous bikini-clad cover lies some of the best work that Louis Hayes and Joe Farrell cut during the 80s – a freewheeling and open session that's steep on soul, and filled with the best energy both players could muster! The group's a quartet, with Farrell on tenor, soprano, and flute, Hayes on drums, Rob Van Den Broeck on piano, and Harry Emmery on bass. Farrell's inventiveness, as always, is incredible – restrained from some of his over-the-top work in the 70s – but in a good way, one that has him really focusing on the construction of his solos, and coming up with some wonderfully soulful notes that hold the lively rhythms of the tunes together. All tracks are long, and titles include "Miles Mode", "Vim N Vigor", "Arab Arab", and "Besame Mucho".
At one time a topflight soloist and accompanist in textbook bop fashion, Joe Castro eventually departed jazz world for more profitable territory of show biz and Las Vegas. On this inspired release, world renowned pianist Joe Castro is joined by Teddy Edwards, Leroy Vinnegar and Billy Higgins. This soul-jazz recording features the standouts “Groove Funk Soul,” “That’s All,” “Yesterdays” and “Play Me The Blues”.
As one might guess from the album's title, this Joe Farrell date is a bit rock-oriented in places. Guitarist Joe Beck is the co-star, and Farrell (who switches between tenor, soprano and flute) is also joined by bassist Herb Bushler and drummer Jim Madison; "I Won't Be Back" has Farrell, Beck and Bushler joined by keyboardist Herbie Hancock, drummer Steve Gadd and the conga of Don Alias.