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Alphonse Mouzon - The Man Incognito (1976/2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Alphonse Mouzon - The Man Incognito (1976/2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Alphonse Mouzon
Title: The Man Incognito
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Fusion, Jazz Funk, Jazz Rock, Disco
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1976 (BN-LA584-G)/2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:39:37
Recorded: December 1975 and January 1976 at Sound Labs, Hollywood, CA

„The Man Incognito“ is the fourth album by American jazz drummer Alphonse Mouzon recorded in 1975. Drummer Alphonse Mouzon recorded this jazz funk masterpiece in 1976 backed by an almost encyclopaedic cast of musicians. „The Man Incognito“ may refer to the appearance of George Duke under a pseudo name, whose funky keyboards are a highlight throughout. ‘Snake Walk’ is a great punchy jazz funk dancer with great horn stabs and a real standout. ‘New York City’, ‘Without a Reason’, ‘Mouzon Moves on’ and ‘Dance Your Troubles Away’ are jazz funk with a capitol F. The more atmospheric ‘Before You leave’ and the dynamic ‘Behind Your Mind’ add contrast to this lesser known but substantial album.

Drummer Alphonse Mouzon has always wavered back and forth between hard-driving jazz/rock fusion and disco/funk. This recording certainly falls into latter category with very little here for fans of his blazing chops. It's hard not to imagine strobe lights and a glitter ball when listening to tunes such as "Snake Walk" or "You Are My Dream." Most of the arrangements here are repetitive and were obviously meant to be used as dance music. Fusion fans are encouraged to steer clear of this one, as it amounts to nothing more than a '70s disco session -- and a boring one at that. --AllMusic Review by Robert Taylor

1 Take Your Troubles Away 5:03
2 Snake Walk 3:49
3 Before You Leave 4:26
4 Just Like The Sun 6:30
5 You Are My Dream 3:30
6 New York City 4:06
7 Without A Reason 4:09
8 Mouzon Moves On 3:41
9 Behind Your Mind 4:06

Alphonse Mouzon, drums, percussion, vocals, synthesizer
Gary Grant, trumpet
George Bohanon, trombone
Ray Pizzi, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
Tom Scott, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, lyricon
David Benoit, piano, electric piano
Dave Grusin, piano, electric piano, clavinet
Dawilli Gonga, Ian Underwood, synthesizer
David T. Walker, guitar (track 6)
Lee Ritenour, guitar, electric guitar
Tim DeHuff, electric guitar
Charles Meeks, electric bass
Emil Richards, cymbals, percussion
Victor Feldman, conga, bongo, percussion
Marty McCall, Jackie Ward, Caroline Willis, vocals

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