Alphonse Mouzon – The Man Incognito (1976)

Alphonse Mouzon - The Man Incognito (1976)
Artist: Alphonse Mouzon
Album: The Man Incognito
Genre: Fusion, Funk, Soul
Origin: USA
Released: 1976
Quality: mp3, 192 kbps

1. Take Your Troubles Away
2. Snake Walk
3. Before You Leave
4. Just Like The Sun
5. You Are My Dream
6. New York City
7. Without A Reason
8. Mouzon Moves On
9. Behind Your Mind


Drummer Alphonse Mouzon has always wavered back and forth between hard-driving jazz/rock fusion and disco/funk. This recording certainly falls into latter category with very little here for fans of his blazing chops. It’s hard not to imagine strobe lights and a glitter ball when listening to tunes such as “Snake Walk” or “You Are My Dream.” Most of the arrangements here are repetitive and were obviously meant to be used as dance music. Fusion fans are encouraged to steer clear of this one, as it amounts to nothing more than a ’70s disco session — and a boring one at that.
Review by Robert Taylor