May 17, 2013
A huge influence on the now BBC 6 music DJ, Peterson has chosen British jazz funk 1977-182 as a remit for the mix that sets the record straight on the neglected pre-rave, pre-acid jazz scene. A movement inspired by American funk and fusion bands like Cameo and Earth, Wind and Fire, Brit jazz funk was fuelled by adventurous DJ’s in underground clubs who would go on to inspire bands like Level 42 and Loose Ends.
Watch Gilles take you inside his hallowed record lair and talk about the records that feature in the mix here:
Read our account of Gilles Peterson’s Steve Reid Foundation with Theo Parrish here.