Friday Night Funk For Saturday Night Brothers album cover
Friday Night Funk For Saturday Night Brothers

Rusty Bryant


Saxophonist Rusty Bryant’s superbly propulsive classic title track Friday Night Funk For Saturday Night Brothers is quintessential Prestige funky jazz and a great opener to a nicely paced set from Bryant. It’s small, organ combo soul-jazz from the early 70s, so you can expect lengthy tracks, funky James Brown-ish rhythms and extended jazz soloing. Bryant brings his solid, gutsy tone to bear on the swinging Down By The Cutahoga before engaging with a more sensitive approach with a lyrical take on the Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her, drops an uptempo, fluidly funky version of Cannonball Adderley’s Mercy, Mercy, Mercy before ending on the seductive, steamy, organ-led blues of Blues for a Brother. A great example of the dawn-of-the-70s Prestige funky jazz sound. 

Harold Heath

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