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House of Urban Grooves Jazz
     

The House of Urban Grooves Jazz

by T.H.U.G. (The House of Urban Grooves)
 
This is an intriguing set. Although put out by the Concord subsidiary Peak, the jazz content is pretty low, with the flavor of jazz utilized much more than any serious improvising. However, the dance music is continuous and episodic, and keeps one guessing. A lot of different colors are used (whether it be Louis Van Taylor's tenor, Karen

Overview

This is an intriguing set. Although put out by the Concord subsidiary Peak, the jazz content is pretty low, with the flavor of jazz utilized much more than any serious improvising. However, the dance music is continuous and episodic, and keeps one guessing. A lot of different colors are used (whether it be Louis Van Taylor's tenor, Karen Briggs or Trey Duncan on violins, the keyboards, or the occasional vocalists), plenty of moods are covered, and the grooves never stop. Its main fault is that the electronic rhythms do not vary often enough (do dancers really need to have the beat stated so obviously all the time?), but in general this is a more interesting set than expected. It works best as background party and dance music.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Peak Records
UPC:
0013431852629
catalogNumber:
8526

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

T.H.U.G. (The House of Urban Grooves)   Primary Artist
Patrice Rushen   Keyboards,Vibes,fender rhodes
Kevin Toney   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Karen Briggs   Violin
Dennis Nelson   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vibes
Mike "Hitman" Wilson   Vocals
Del Atkins   Bass
Cindy Herron   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tim Carmon   Synthesizer,Piano
Louis Taylor   Flute,Horn,Saxophone
Tony Joseph   Percussion,Vocals
Louis Jr. VanTaylor   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Audra Bryant   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Litterall   Trumpet,Horn

Technical Credits

Eric Johnson   Audio Production
Patrice Rushen   Composer
Kevin Toney   Composer
Karen Briggs   Composer
Sonny Mediana   Art Direction
Dennis Nelson   Composer
Mark Wexler   Executive Producer
Lee Johnson   Composer
Unknown Blues Band   Composer
Tim Carmon   Composer
Andi Howard   Executive Producer
Louis Taylor   Horn Arrangements
Eric Johnson   Composer,Producer
Tony Joseph   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Louis Van Taylor   Composer
Audra Bryant   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Paul Litterall   Horn Arrangements
Russ Freeman   Executive Producer

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