Friday Night Funk For Saturday Night Brothers
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.