Thanks Scott! Yes, I’m a fan of quite a few of those names. I only know Larry Young from the rare groove classic tunes of Larry Young’s Fuel - used to enjoy playing those while DJ’ing in London many, many moons ago!
I’ll check out the video you kindly shared - have to admit I’m not that familiar with the hammond, but I remember from the acid jazz days in the UK in the 90s there being a fantastic throwback to Jimmy McGriff etc - and that’s when I started to listen to them, via the James Taylor Quartet (a gig I will never forget!). If you don’t know them, I am pretty sure you’d dig them.
I have been a jazz-funker (Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, Azymuth, Patrice Rushen) since I was a kid in the late 70s/early 80s. I am now mainly trying to get my playing around Brazilian rhythms and grooves, that’s where I’m at. Though the aim of developing some funk material in general in PG is very exciting.
How’s your playing going?