Melodious Jazz Funk Soul Album with great drumming

No atonal stuff, and no brushes please - this is all about the tight groove + melody

My favorites:

diana krall - the girl in the other room
trio töykeät - kudos
hiromi - alive
randy crawford - naked and true
jill scott - experience 826+
esperanza spalding - esperanza
jaques loussier -plays bach, satie
steely dan - alive in america, aja
incognito - positivity
dizzie gillespie - live at montreux
terry callier - looking out, welcome home
manu katche - third round
art pepper - modern jazz classics
boz scaggs - greatest hits live
down to the bone - the main ingredients
jack johnson - sleep though the static
tower of power - soul vaccination
no microphone man in there:
Dizzie Gillaspie/Lalo Schifrin
Anything by Lalo Schifrin especially Black Widow
Praxis -- Transmutation is hard-core experimental funk from hell by Bill Laswell. Check out Bill's pyrotechnic slaps speed there!
Anything by Stanley Clark especially Bassic Collection
Anything by Yusef Lateef
Anything by Grant Green
I remember a couple of Alphonse Mouzon albums very fondly!

Don't forget Tower of Power, Soul Makossa and Fela Kuti.
Its Jazz or Funk or Soul. The Lenny-Kalle Taipale Trio also comes to my mind.
What you're looking for is a Harvey Mason Album called _Marching in the Streets._