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Great review of CFM Volume 2 on SoulandJazzandFunk.com 

Back in February French-born, Los Angeles-based soul and jazz guitar man U-NAM (Emmanuel Abiteboul) unleashed THE CALIFORNIA FUNK MACHINE, a soul collective that includes players like bassist Freddie Washington, drummer Michael White, keyboardist Wayne Linsey (both ex-Maze) and vocalists  Marva King (ex-Stevie Wonder band), Frank Burke (ex-Heatwave) , Tony Tatum and Tom Owens. Those stellar players/artist were augmented by a full brass and string sections. The big, big band delivered a collection of…

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U-Nam's new Smooth Jazz single "Make a Wish" on Soul&Jazz&Funk.com 

Latest offering from soul-jazz guitar man U-NAM is a lovely 90s- flavoured, groove heavy instrumental ‘Make A Wish’. It’s smooth and sophisticated and is sure to set feet tapping and heads nodding – a proper summery vibe! 

Clever old Emmanuel; he handles  lead & rhythm guitars, bass, keyboards, horns and programming on the track. On top of that he wrote, produced, arranged, mixed and mastered the whole package. He had a little help from Raymond Gimenes who concocted  the string arrangement that is played…

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"Rockit Man!" - Brand new single review on Soul, Jazz and Funk.com! 

Back in February we were delighted to report on THE CALIFORNIA FUNK MACHINE, a soul collective that was marshalled by French-born, Los Angeles-based soul and jazz guitar man U-NAM. Other members of the “machine” included  bassist Freddie Washington, drummer Michael White, keyboardist Wayne Linsey (both ex-Maze) and vocalists  Marva King (ex-Stevie Wonder band), Frank Burke (ex-Heatwave) , Tony Tatum and Tom Owens… oh, and a full brass and string section! 

Their eponymous first album –  energized covers of…

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