Groove Grease

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
This 1971 session finds McGriff continuing to do like so many other jazz musicians of the time: embrace and adapt to the emergence of funk and soul into mainstream music, and recontextualize it in a jazz arena. The results are an unsurprisingly delicious slice of jazz-funk made from the finest ingredients. The superb playing of Richard Davis on electric bass is unquestionably the anchor throughout the album's nine slices, leaving McGriff and company to follow suit with loose but not too far out improvisation that's as equally relaxing as it is invigorating. While McGriff's adventurous side is slightly tamed, it's that willingness to improv and blend together as a cohesive...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
This 1971 session finds McGriff continuing to do like so many other jazz musicians of the time: embrace and adapt to the emergence of funk and soul into mainstream music, and recontextualize it in a jazz arena. The results are an unsurprisingly delicious slice of jazz-funk made from the finest ingredients. The superb playing of Richard Davis on electric bass is unquestionably the anchor throughout the album's nine slices, leaving McGriff and company to follow suit with loose but not too far out improvisation that's as equally relaxing as it is invigorating. While McGriff's adventurous side is slightly tamed, it's that willingness to improv and blend together as a cohesive unit that makes Groove Grease such a tasty statement that is consistently fresh with repeated listenings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2007
  • Label: Groove Merchant
  • UPC: 057362050327
  • Catalog Number: 503

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Groove Grease (3:33)
  2. 2 The Bird (3:14)
  3. 3 Plain Brown Bag (3:36)
  4. 4 There Will Never Be Another You (4:48)
  5. 5 Canadian Sunset (3:30)
  6. 6 Mr. Lucky (3:44)
  7. 7 Moonglow (3:24)
  8. 8 Red Sails in the Sunset (3:07)
  9. 9 Secret Love (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy McGriff Primary Artist, Organ
Richard Davis Bass, Electric Bass
Richard Evans Bass
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Wayne Bennett Guitar
Johnny Board Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Marion Booker Drums
Clifford Davis Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Killian Conga, Tambourine, Latin Percussion
Horace Ott Electric Piano
Murray Watson Trumpet
Everett Bardsdale Guitar
Technical Credits
Irving Mills Composer
Malcolm Addey Engineer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Sonny Lester Producer, Liner Notes
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