The Groove Boutique, Vol. 1: A Seamless Blend of Smooth Jazzy Grooves

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Groove Boutique, Vol. 1: A Seamless Blend of Smooth Jazzy Grooves is the natural extension of producer and compiler Rafe Gomez's nationally syndicated radio program, The Groove Boutique. Gomez is easy on the ears, concocting a particularly summery set of bubbling-under cookers and shimmering smooth jazz cuts by an interesting array of artists. There are a slew of the well-known funky assemblages by the Headhunters "Headhunting", Chris Botti "The Last Three Minutes", and Ramsey Lewis "All Around the World" that anchor the set, but a host of other moments here really get it off. The album opens with Orange Factory's sultry, slippery "Body Tight," which is matched only by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Groove Boutique, Vol. 1: A Seamless Blend of Smooth Jazzy Grooves is the natural extension of producer and compiler Rafe Gomez's nationally syndicated radio program, The Groove Boutique. Gomez is easy on the ears, concocting a particularly summery set of bubbling-under cookers and shimmering smooth jazz cuts by an interesting array of artists. There are a slew of the well-known funky assemblages by the Headhunters "Headhunting", Chris Botti "The Last Three Minutes", and Ramsey Lewis "All Around the World" that anchor the set, but a host of other moments here really get it off. The album opens with Orange Factory's sultry, slippery "Body Tight," which is matched only by Praful's honeyed saxophone shimmy on "One Day Deep." In addition, Soulive's contribution, "Ne-Ne," embodies the entire spirit of soul-jazz past, present, and future with its in-the-pocket snare and sax swagger. The 4/4 loopy and funky soul on Alfonso Blackwell's "Looking Fine" is a treat, as is Gomez's own mix assemblage, "Icy." This set may not be for hardcore jazz fans or anything, but it certainly fits a summery chillout bill.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2004
  • Label: Tommy Boy
  • UPC: 661868158724
  • Catalog Number: 1587
  • Sales rank: 307,730

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Body Tight (5:27)
  2. 2 Tilt (4:23)
  3. 3 Rhode Trip (3:35)
  4. 4 Headhunting - The Headhunters (4:31)
  5. 5 All Around the World - Ramsey Lewis (3:53)
  6. 6 Lizards - Jimjam (4:06)
  7. 7 So Lucios - Copa 7 (2:36)
  8. 8 One Day Deep (4:51)
  9. 9 Ne-Ne (7:27)
  10. 10 Looking Fine - Alfonzo Blackwell (3:06)
  11. 11 The Last Three Minutes (2:43)
  12. 12 Spirit - Monet (3:52)
  13. 13 Icy - Rafe Gomez (2:59)
  14. 14 Naturally (3:56)
  15. 15 I Will - Rebecca (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bennie Maupin Tenor Saxophone
Bill Summers Percussion
Paul Jackson Bass
Glenn Kaye Trumpet
Wah-Wah Watson Guitar
Rob Gaasterland Moog Bass
Monet Flute
Harvey Mason Jr. Drums, Keyboards
Gil Small Vocals
Praful Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Wurlitzer, Log Drums
Machan Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Burt Bacharach Composer
Ramsey Lewis Composer
John Hill Producer
Christian Jones Producer
Frayne Lewis Composer, Producer
Steve Lindsey Producer
Harvey Mason Sr. Composer
Jim Mullen Composer
Pino Palladino Composer
Alfonzo Blackwell Arranger, Composer, Producer
Slide Five Producer
Ohm Guru Producer
Rob Gaasterland Arranger, Composer, Producer
Algeny Gomes Producer
Andre Young Composer
Laila Producer
Kevin Randolph Composer
Gil Small Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Soulive Composer, Producer
Jeremy Skaller Composer, Producer
D. Warrin Composer
Neal Evans Composer, Producer
Alan Evans Composer, Producer
Massimo Greco Composer, Producer
David Baron Composer, Producer
Praful Arranger, Composer, Producer
Daniel Testas Arranger, Composer, Producer, Dub Mixing
Bart Thimbles Executive Producer
Morten Varano Composer
Paulinho Producer
M. Nichol Arranger, Composer
Eric Peter Krasno Composer, Producer
Jimjam Producer
Rafe Gomez Composer
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