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Jeff Lorber/Chuck Loeb/Everette Harp: Jazz Funk Soul

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Three of contemporary jazz’s most popular artists-keyboardist Jeff Lorber, guitarist Chuck Loeb and saxophonist Everette Harp-offer a fresh take on fusion on Jazz Funk Soul, an album that grew out of a successful tour. The title is certainly truth in advertising: The set delivers a hefty, and very tasty, helping of jazz, funk and soul tunes that spotlight the three artists’ distinctive sounds as well as their ability to blend their styles seamlessly.

All three leaders have lengthy résumés as in-demand collaborators, and that experience serves them well here. They composed or co-composed all of the tracks, and they demonstrate an easy camaraderie as they share melodies and trade off solos.

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