Album: Various artists, Further Adventures of Mod Jazz (Kent)

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More inclined to obscure instrumental R&B than tab-collared modernist masters, this latest instalment in an entertaining series begins with the steaming Hammond funk of 1962's "The Point" by Mac Rebennack. Ike Turner, Chuck Higgins, Albert King, neo-mod favourite Billy Larkin, and Dee Clarke's corking R&B cover of Horace Silver's "Senor Blues" all help make the selection more than serviceable, despite too many vocals and novelties. And check the supremely naff sleeve photo of George Braith with two saxophones stuck down his trousers, in a misfiring homage to 'Way Out West'.

Pick of the Album: Googie Rene Combo's mad 'Soul Zone '65'

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