This blog is dedicated to Soul Jazz records (singles and Lps), some classics but also some lesser known artists or recordings.
Soul Jazz music emerged in the late 1950s. It is an extension of Jazz with strong influences of Soul, and Rhythm & Blues. It has some repetitive and dance-like rhythms that make you want to move. In the early years of Soul Jazz Cannonball Adderley noted: "We were pressured quite heavily by Riverside Records when they discovered there was a word called 'soul'. We became, from an image point of view, soul jazz artists". (
Quoted in Carr, p. 150)
Later – in the 1960s - some Latin and early Funk touches will be added to it, enriching and spreading the term Soul Jazz to distant places.
Some well-known Soul Jazz recordings are Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island" in 1964, Lee Morgan's "Sidewinder" in 1963, Herbie Mann's "Summertime" in 1962, Jimmy Smith's ''The Cat" in 1964, Kenny Burrell's ''Chittlins Con Carne" in 1963, Grant Green's ''Sookie Sookie'' in 1970 or Horace Silver "Senor Blues" in 1956 to name but a few.