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Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones



Combining the repetitive funkiness of Grant Green with the technique and speed of George Benson is no mean feat, but "Boogaloo" did it with class, soul and originality. Jones was no imitator, developing a sound as a fresh and exciting as Green, Benson and Wes Montgomery. He became an unheralded Hard Bop and soul-inspired jazz fixture in the '60s, performing dexterous, funky tunes and smoky organ ballads. The rhythmic nature of his music, aided by rock solid support from musicians such as Ron Carter and Idris Muhammad, led to the development of Acid Jazz, as well as '70s Funk. Reportedly retired from music and now a reverend in Pennsylvania, Ivan "Boogaloo" Joe Jones had already been preaching through his fingers all his life.
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