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Jazz - Released April 25, 2000 | Verve Reissues

The greatest hits of Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick's dream band are compiled on this Blue Thumb release. The Best of Incognito features the acid jazz and funk that kicked off the funk jazz scene in the United Kingdom and chronicles their biggest hits. Included is the hot dance groove "Everyday" from the album 100° and Rising and the killer cover "Don't You Worry About a Thing by Stevie Wonder from Tribes, Vibes and Scribes. Selections from seven of Incognito's great CDs and a bonus track featured on the Japanese version of No Time Like the Future make up this choice set for dancing, grooving, or just relaxing. ~ Paula Edelstein

Jazz - Released April 12, 2019 | Tupelo Records

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1995 | Talkin' Loud

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1999 | Talkin' Loud

3 Stars (out of 5) - "...firmly rooted in jazz, funk and Brit-soul....some skittery drum 'n' bass beats...samba workout...and more than a hint of Portishead...but the old-school grooves still shine brightest..."
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Pop - Released January 1, 2006 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1999 | Talkin' Loud

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1996 | Talkin' Loud

Remixed features a number of the group's tracks for Talkin' Loud/Verve remixed by stars like Pete Rock and Roger Sanchez. Some of these 12 songs have previously been released, but the bulk of the disc have never been easily available -- most are promotional-only remixes. Frequently these versions, including a steaming "Always Threre," actually improve on the original take, offering deeper, more textured grooves. In fact, it is arguably the finest, most consistent Incognito album available. ~ Leo Stanley
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Jazz - Released July 29, 2019 | Tupelo Records

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1994 | Verve Records

This is an excellent collection of jazz and fusion numbers featuring the wholesome, peerless vocals of Maysa Leak and group newcomer Mark Anthoni. With gritty, urban rhythms and painstaking arrangements, Leak's radiant vocals ring with invitation. The lyrical content is upright and substantive. All the songs have an aggressive backbeat regardless of their tempo, providing an unobstructed platform for these artistic musicians to express their chic brand of music. Group leader Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick's vision of intertwine various genres of music (bebop, soul, classical, dance, etc.) into one incomparable sound is exemplary. ~ Craig Lytle
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Pop - Released June 15, 1992 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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Jazz - Released July 27, 2010 | Shanachie

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Jazz - Released May 13, 2014 | Shanachie

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In 2013, Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick stepped out with his first solo album, Leap of Faith -- a stylistically varied set on which he performed the lead vocals -- but he quickly went to work on fresh material with the group he has led for over four decades. Leap of Faith evidently didn't drain his creativity, as Amplified Soul is another double-length Incognito album, 70 minutes in duration. Though it doesn't feature Maysa Leak or any collaborator on the level of Transatlantic R.P.M. contributors Chaka Khan, Leon Ware, and Al McKay, it certainly isn't short on powerful and uplifting lead vocal turns. Maunick works with some names familiar to Incognito fans and continues to keep it fresh with new voices. Most notably, there's the underexposed Deborah Bond on "I See the Sun," a gorgeously rolling number near the end that could just as easily follow the album's introduction. Melonie Crosdale leads "Rapture," another beaming, kicked-back groove that stands with the group's best work. They take it back a little farther than their typical mid-'70s to early-'80s well of inspiration for the strutting "Hats (Makes Me Wanna Holler)," one of their funkier straight-R&B songs. At this point, even the most casual listener knowledgeable about the group's inspirations won't be surprised that a piece titled "Wind Sorceress" resembles Mizells-era Donald Byrd. And yet, despite the obvious likeness, it's fully enjoyable, filled with little details that make it more than a mere tribute. As usual, Maunick either wrote or co-wrote all the original material, and there's a cover -- a festive version of Atlantic Starr's 1985 single "Silver Shadow," fronted by Vanessa Haynes. ~ Andy Kellman
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1997 | Island Mercury

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Jazz - Released June 24, 2016 | Shanachie

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Jazz - Released March 27, 2012 | Shanachie

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Dance - Released April 1, 2015 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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Pop - Released | earMUSIC

Rock - Released | INAKUSTIK

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Soul - Released October 28, 2016 | Dome Records Ltd

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