Jiro Inagaki’s 1975 jazz funk masterpiece reissued

Fresh reissued magic of Funky Stuff, formerly a rare exquisite by jazzmaster Jiro Inagaki, originally released in 1975. An enduring, pioneering fusion of jazz, funk, soul and rock – with influences from Herbie Hancock, James Brown and Santana – the album features some of the best and most acclaimed Japanese musicians of the time, enlisting the talent-wares of Hiromasa Suzuki on keyboards, Akira Ishikawa on drums and Takeru Muraoka on sax.

All the songs are the highlights, such as Painted Paradise which is full of dynamism and sprinting, Breeze where funkness and mellowness coexist, and a cover of Cool & The Gang Funky Stuff which has a low center of gravity and sharpness. It is now a definitive masterpiece of wants from all over the world.


A1. Painted Paradise
A2. Funky Motion
A3. Breeze
A4. Scratch
B1. Funky Stuff
B2. One For Jiro
B3. Gentle Wave
B4. Four Up

Releases November 3, 2023

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