It’s been a minute since we’ve been treated to a release from LA’s F-Spot Records who blessed us with quite a few 7″ previously in crossing territories from Funk to Jazz, Soul to African inspired flavors and other bits in between. They’re latest drop which will be hitting the record bins early next month is an organ heavy Jazz double-sider 7″ from The White Blinds coming in with a groove thats funky in every way. Emerging from the tight-knit Los Angeles Funk and Soul community, the trio carrying the torch of instrumental music in the city of Angels paying homage to the classic soul jazz sound of the 60’s and 70’s with a splash of New Orleans groove and Afro-Funk overtones. For lovers of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Earland, and The City Champs, this trio led by drummer and percussionist Michael Duffy (Jungle Fire, Ozomatli), with Organist Carey Frank (Tedeschi Trucks), and Guitarist Matt Hornbeck, have come together to form a tight and soulful ensemble, filtered though the lens that is uniquely Los Angeles.
We’re seeing a great resurgence of new jazz groups covering the spectrum and filling the void of the genre that sounds authentic without being forced and “Get To Steppin'” b/w “Blinded will make a great addition to the crates and in your sets.