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Just Groovin'
     

Just Groovin'

by Diane Marino
 
Different people remember the 1960s in different ways. Jazz-pop singer Diane Marino treats them as a source of love songs on Just Groovin. Marino boasts some '60s influences in her singing, which owes a little to Dinah Washington in its deliberation and a little to Shirley Bassey in its manner,

Overview

Different people remember the 1960s in different ways. Jazz-pop singer Diane Marino treats them as a source of love songs on Just Groovin. Marino boasts some '60s influences in her singing, which owes a little to Dinah Washington in its deliberation and a little to Shirley Bassey in its manner, although Marino's style is essentially buoyant and happy; she practically sounds pleased with herself much of the time. That's not a bad feel to get into '60s love songs, but the problem with the album lies in the arrangements, also by Marino. Simply put, nearly every one is the same, with a piano-based jazz accompaniment leading to a similar-sounding horn solo. The soloists are estimable, with people like Kirk Whalum and Houston Person. But after awhile the approach becomes predictable. Thus, when the pattern is broken, the songs stand out. In particular, the duet with Felix Cavaliere (who sang the original) on "Groovin'" is welcome, along with Cavaliere's Hammond B-3 organ solo. And Anthony LaMarchina's cello on "Never My Love" pleases if only because it isn't another horn. The use of the horn soloists couldn't be more deliberate -- they even get credited on each song on the back cover. But the '60s, whatever one may think of them, was a time of experimentation and many different, even clashing styles. The '60s were never dull, but sometimes this album is.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2008
Label:
Easy Listening Label
UPC:
0742187555323
catalogNumber:
75553

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diane Marino   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Pat Coil   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Rod McGaha   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
David Angell   Strings,Violin
Cole Burgess   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Felix Cavaliere   Hammond Organ,Vocals,Guest Appearance,Hammond B3
David Davidson   Strings,Violin
Mark Douthit   Alto Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Chris Dunn   Trombone
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone,Guest Appearance
Anthony LaMarchina   Strings,Cello,Guest Appearance
Sam Levine   Saxophone
Doug Moffet   Saxophone
Andy Reiss   Guitar
Kirk Whalum   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Monisa Angell   Strings,Viola
Mitch Reilly   Saxophone
Dave Powelson   Guitar
Bill Huber   Trombone
Dann Sherrill   Percussion
Jeff Steinberg   Keyboards
Scott Ducaj   Trumpet
Joe Gross   Trumpet
Chris Brown   Drums
Frank Marino   Bass

Technical Credits

Brian Wilson   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Barbara Mason   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Don Addrisi   Composer
Ralph Bass   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Mark David   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Gary Dales   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Ben Wright   Art Direction
Jeff Steinberg   Orchestration,Horn Arrangements
Diane Marino   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Barney Williams   Composer
Frank Marino   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production

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