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"Groovalicious!" sounds like just the sort of thing Austin Powers might say if he heard the deliciously funky, ultra-hip and vibey, retro-jazz-soul flavors on Chris Standring's long awaited follow-up to Hip Sway, his hit 2000 recording which defined the urban-minded contemporary jazz experience as we crossed millenniums. Standring complements his tight ensemble on Groovalicious with standout guest stars on three key tracks. The easy moods of "Snowfall" feature the emotional duality of Standring's lines with the smoky trumpet cool of smooth jazz superstar Chris Botti. Lee creates gorgeous synth-symphonic textures for the vocal tune "Come Back Home," a thumping R&B gem featuring 22 year old breakout talent Ashely Ta'mar's dreamy and soulful declaration of love. The trippy and moody "All in Good Time" blends Berry's hypnotic bassline with expansive atmospheres and the plucky flute energy of Katisse Buckingham.