Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Brooklyn Funk Essentials is a music collective who mix jazz, funk, and hip hop, featuring musicians and poets from different cultures. The band was conceived in 1993 by producer Arthur Baker and bassist and musical director Lati Kronlund. In the mid-1990s, the group became a staple of the New York City club scene.

Their debut album Cool and Steady and Easy (1994) scored an underground hit with the rendition of Pharoah Sanders' "The Creator Has a Master Plan". The following album, In the Buzzbag (1998), included Turkish folk music rhythms and instruments, recorded in consortium with the Turkish clarinettist Hüsnü Şenlendirici. Further albums followed in 2000 and 2008 which more resembled their first offering.

Brooklyn Funk Essentials Discography


DOR022 LP Brooklyn Funk Essentials Cool And Steady And Easy (Album) Dorado DOR022 LP UK 1993 Sell This Version
SHA-CD 5050 Brooklyn Funk Essentials In The BuzzBag (Album) Doublemoon SHA-CD 5050 US 1998 Sell This Version
PIASF 031 CD, 345.0031.20 Brooklyn Funk Essentials Make Them Like It (Album) PIAS France, PIAS France PIASF 031 CD, 345.0031.20 France 2000 Sell This Version
none Brooklyn Funk Essentials Watcha Playin' (Album) Black Plastic Magick, Planet Woo none US 2008 Sell This Version
DOR102CD Brooklyn Funk Essentials Funk Ain't Ova (Album) Dorado DOR102CD US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DOR021 The Brooklyn Funk Essentials* The Creator Has A Master Plan / Dilly Dally (Maxi, Single) Dorado DOR021 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DOR 027 CD, 115.0027.22 Brooklyn Funk Essentials Big Apple Boogaloo (Single) Dorado DOR 027 CD, 115.0027.22 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
NE-20357-2 Brooklyn Funk Essentials Magic Karpet Ride (Maxi, Single) Nervous Records NE-20357-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
PIASF 032 CDM Brooklyn Funk Essentials Mambo Con Dancehall (Single, Maxi) Dorado PIASF 032 CDM France 2000 Sell This Version
PIASF 049 EP Brooklyn Funk Essentials Woman Thing (Maxi) PIAS France PIASF 049 EP France 2001 Sell This Version