Rip roaring funky jazz Dr. Mike Bogle – Let There Be Light

Rip roaring funky jazz Dr. Mike Bogle – LET THERE BE LIGHT:  Ain’t nuthin’ “light” about keyboardist Dr. Mike Bogle’s playing on his July 1st, 2021 album… he brings you some of the most rip roaring and funky jazz you’ll ever hear… to get an up-close and personal taste for what he and his players (Buddy Mohmed, bass; Harrell Bosarge, drums; Andy Barrus, steel pan/percussion; Dana Sudborough, vibraphone) can do, first check out their video performance of “The Chicken“…

Because of the “churchy” vibe on this song, I couldn’t stop thinking about Leon Russell, lol… if you dug that as much as I did, folks, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Dr. Mike’s YouTube channel – I signed up immediately.

There’s an almost “celestial” feel to the title track, “Let There Be Light“; the recording is flawless, and I believe DJ’s (of all stripes) will be plugging this tune into their playlists on a regular basis… Mike’s piano playing will thrill jazz piano lovers!

If “mellow” is what your ears are yearning for, you’ll find “Positano” totally enjoyable… laid-back in one sense, but highly-charged and full of life in another way of hearing it.

The down & funky rhythms on the oddly titled “Eat Your Vitamins” easily made it my choice for personal favorite of the six swingin’ performances offered up… the interaction between the players and high-spirited movements made this an instant pick for permanent placement on my iPhone player (something that only happens with the best jazz)!

I give Dr. Mike and all his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.  Get more information on Dr. Mike’s website.        Rotcod Zzaj

#Rip #roaring #funky #jazz

Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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