|Funk Ark, The / From The Rooftops|
|Album:||From The Rooftops||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Funk Ark, The||Added:||11/2011|
|Add Date:||2011-12-18||Pull Date:||2012-02-19|
|Week Ending:||19 Feb||12 Feb||5 Feb||29 Jan||22 Jan||15 Jan||1 Jan||25 Dec|
|1.||Oct 28, 2014:||funk to folk |
A Blade Won't Cut Another Blade
|4.||Dec 24, 2013:||Sunshine . . . on a Christmas Eve Afternoon |
From The Rooftops
|2.||Mar 13, 2014:||Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon! |
From The Rooftops
|5.||Nov 12, 2013:||Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon |
|3.||Feb 13, 2014:||Sunshine . . . on a Full Moon Afterooon |
(12:32 p.m.) Horchata
|6.||Oct 01, 2013:||Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon |
(1:30 p.m.) Horchata
The Funk Ark – From the Rooftops|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/16/11
Afro-Jazz-Funk big band from DC. Mostly instrumentals, with lots of horns, keyboard and percussion. Drawing influences from African and Latin music, but mostly really just FUNKY. Combines a jazz ensembles intellectualism with a booty-shaking funk groove. What’s not to love?
1. 4:32 ***relaxed, swingy sashay, a bit downtempo, horn section and farfisa. Awesome baritone sax solo.
2. 3:57 ***stuttering guitar intro, uptempo but swingy and danceable – you can tell there’s a mashup of Afro-Latin elements.
3. 4:00 ****super-mambolicious Afro-jazz percussion, upbeat and War-like. Extra cool! Hip Hop vocals, all about DC.
4. 4:25 ***lopsided but bitchen midtempo hip wiggler.
5. 3:52 ***mellow midtempo jazzy Latin groove, lots of horn action, farfisa solo.
6. 5:16 ****uptempo with cowbell and big percussion – sounds like a long-lost War track. Which is a very high compliment!
7. 3:46 ****sweeet uptempo and complex syncopation, focus on keyboards, significant soul macossa component, lovely blatty sax.
8. 4:31 ****funky strut with great bass sound, double-time guitar and keyboard. Just niiiice.
9. 4:35 **downtempo and relaxed with a smooth jazz vibe. It’s relaxing me to sleep, actually.
10. 3:47 ***a bit uptempo, syncopated, Afro-jazz to the fore.
|1.||A Blade Won't Cut Another Blade||6.||Horchata|
|2.||Diaspora||7.||Katipo (The Spider)|
|3.||Funky Dc (Featuring Asheru And Sitali)||8.||From The Rooftops|
|5.||Carretera Libre||10.||Power Struggle|