House Of Groove CD (2012)

Artist: Euge Groove

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Label Shanachie/koch
SKU 238763190
UPC 016351519726
UPC 14 00016351519726
Format CD
Release Date 9/25/2012
Author Euge Groove
Compilation Appearance Best Smooth Jazz Ever
Compilation Appearance Sweet & Sexy Best Of New Urban Jazz
Compilation Appearance Tba
Compilation Appearance South Beach
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Collection Of Sensous Smooth
Technical Info
Engineer Albert Mata
Producer Euge Groove
CatalogID SHANCD 5197
Lable Name Shanachie Records
Released 09/25/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 54s
UPC 00016351519726
Musical Guests
Kate Miner Moebel
Jeffrey Osborne
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Euge Groove (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, Hammond b-3 organ, programming); John Jubu Smith (electric guitar); Tracy Carter (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Cornelius Mims (electric bass).
Audio Mixers: Euge Groove; Paul Brown .
Liner Note Author: Steven Eugene Groove.
Recording information: Brownstone Recording, Brentwood, TN (11/2011-06/2012); Diamond Mine Studio, Camarillo, CA (11/2011-06/2012); The Groove House, Thousand Oaks, CA (11/2011-06/2012); Vision Studios, Valencia, CA (11/2011-06/2012).
Photographer: Caesar Lima.
Arranger: Euge Groove.
The smooth jazz genre in the 2000s and 2010s has had two very vocal apostles in Kirk Whalum and Jonathan Butler, who made gospel albums to complement their more mainstream output, and have spoken freely on-stage about their faith. One who has done this more quietly, but no less eloquently, is Euge Groove, whose muscular tenor sax-doubling and lilting soprano have helped him score numerous radio hits and develop a ready-to-party audience as he subtly infuses a little church in the mix. In many ways, House of Groove falls right in line with the versatile saxman's core array of sounds -- dreamy, lilting, and sexy on the expansive opening track "Knock! Knock! Who's There?" and going for that dark-chorded, midtempo, doubled-tenor sizzle on the title track. One of the coolest elements that sets this collection apart is the length of the tracks, which allow him to offer rich solos to his bandmates -- most notably, the fiery Neal Schon-like guitar solo by John "Jubu" Smith on the hypnotic ballad "Indian Summer," and the stellar soloing throughout by keyboardist Tracy Carter. But the spiritual/emotional core of the songs calls to mind the vibe of his earlier release, Sunday Morning. There's the infectious invitation to the "Fellowship Hall," the simmering gospel ballad "God Bless You" (with graceful vocals by Kate Miner Moebel), the buoyant "Faithful Central" (a church in the Los Angeles area of which Carter has been musical director), and the gentle gospel/whispery soul vocal ballad "It's Only Rain," a passionate plea about keeping the faith. Another R&B-driven delight is "Never Met a Woman (Like You)," featuring the lighthearted coolness of genre great Jeffrey Osborne. House of Groove keeps its promised rhythms flowing, but the spiritual heart takes Groove's game to some exciting new places. ~ Jonathan Widran
Disc 1
1 Knock! Knock! Who's There?
2 House of Groove
3 Fellowship Hall
4 God Bless You
5 Lampin' It
6 Old Edu (Old School)
7 Indian Summer
8 Never Met a Woman (Like You) - (featuring Jeffrey Osborne)
9 Faithful Central
10 It's Only Rain
Product Attributes
Artist Groove,Euge
Music Format Compact Disc

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