Cortex

Vol. 2 (TVLP10)

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1977

Vol. 2

Cortex

Trad Vibe

3760179352252

LPS 162438

TVLP10

FUNK

1

LP 16,52 €

LIMITED PRESSING OF 500 COPIES

Vol. 2 is the second and rarest album recorded by the legendary Cortex, the obscure French jazz and funk group that's been a favorite of collectors for years. Originally released in 1977 and reissued last in 2002 by Follow Me Records, it's now back in stock in a final limited repressing of 500 copies, reissued by Trad Vibe Records under official license from band leader Alain Mion. It really is an absolutely killer album, filled with dope jazz-funk tracks. Unlike their first album, it's all instrumental (save for a few chants on "Poxa"), and it leans even more heavily on the groove side, in a funky Blaxploitation kind of way. The group's got a strong fusion-driven groove on this set -- with plenty of tight drumming, hard riffing, and spacey keyboards that give the tunes a nicely soulful finish. The best tracks are actually the mellower ones, which have a nice use of space and sound -- creating strong little patterns of groove that stand out from the rest of the tracks. Lots of work on Fender Rhodes, mini Korg, Hammond, and clavinet

PERSONNEL:

  • Alain Mion - piano
  • Alain Gandolfi - drums, percussion

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Devil's Dance
  • A2. Funk Around The Punk
  • A3. Hurluberlu
  • A4. Soul
  • A5. Datura
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Poxa
  • B2. Regina
  • B3. Mister J
  • B4. Efficace Swing
  • B5. Oh! Lorda