Mastered by Kevin Gray - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at QRP
The LP will have a limited-edition worldwide run of 1,000 copies, complete with a Jazz Dispensary "AUTHORIZED DEALER” window cling
180-gram vinyl Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tapes
Featuring 180-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings (QRP) from lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tapes and housed in a one-pocket old-style tip-on jacket, this is the definitive version of the Funk Inc's debut album for the Prestige label, back in print on vinyl for the first time in more than 20 years. Unvarnished, raw, and unabashedly funky, Funk Inc is a relentlessly infectious record dripping with charm.
An impressive, addictive brew of soul and funky jazz, Funk Inc comes out of the gate swinging with the eight-minute organ groove-a-thon, “Kool Is Back” and never lets up. Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, this unparalleled set in the soul-jazz canon recalls classic 1960s Blue Note sounds by the likes of Grant Green, Lou Donaldson, and Brother Jack McDuff, but with added grit, guts and groove that combines the deep-pocket, hypnotic moments of the Meters with unparalleled improvisational passages that recall the best of modern-day practitioners Galactic, Robert Walter, and the Greyboy Allstars. Unvarnished, raw, and unabashedly funky, Funk Inc is a relentlessly infectious record dripping with charm that remains worthy of exploration by anyone with passing interest in the primal power of blues, soul, jazz, or funk.
Kool Is Back
The Thrill Is Gone