Still Euge

Still Euge

by Euge Groove

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Overview

Still Euge

An industry veteran who first got his start as a session player for pop artists in the '80s, smooth jazz saxophonist Steve Grove (aka Euge Groove) marks his 16th year as a solo artist with his tenth studio album, 2016's Still Euge. This is Groove's fifth album for Shanachie, following 2014's Got 2 Be Groovin', and once again finds him handling the production duties. The result is a laid-back album with Groove's supple saxophone guiding the listener on a journey that never feels rushed. These are lush, if economic arrangements, built around light percussion rhythms, sinewy basslines, and a liberal mix of piano and keyboard. Cuts like the lead-off "Twelfth Night" and the finger-snapping "Let's Chill" are classic instrumental Euge numbers, while the sensual Groove-penned ballad "Love, Passion and Joy," sounds pleasingly like a relaxed smooth jazz take on Lenny Kravitz's "It Ain't Over 'til it's Over." Elsewhere, Groove showcases the talents of several guest artists, bringing guitarist Chuck Loeb on board for the bluesy title track and letting guitarist Peter White add his sparkling color to the sultry slow jam "Another Perfect Moment." Also welcome is singer Rahsaan Patterson, who lends his urbane vocal talents to the '90s-style R&B of "Much Love." Similarly, vocalist Oleta Adams adds some weighty resonance to the latter half of the album with her languid turn on the romantic "Flower." A warmly produced album that touches upon all of Groove's trademark sounds from soulful balladry to instrumental R&B jams, Still Euge is a more than apt title.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2016
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351544124
catalogNumber: 5441
Rank: 18430

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Euge Groove   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino),Hammond B3
Oleta Adams   Vocals
Peter White   Guitar (Nylon String)
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Paul Jackson   Electric Guitar
Nick Lane   Trombone
Trevor Lawrence   Percussion,Drums
Chuck Loeb   Guitar
Cornelius Mims   Bass Guitar
Philippe Saisse   Strings
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet,French Horn
Rahsaan Patterson   Vocals
Dan Needham   Drums
Tracy Carter   Piano,Rap,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Roberto Valley   Bass Guitar
Cassandra O'Neal   Piano,fender rhodes
Don Murry   Bass,Piano
Adam Hawley   Guitar,Electric Guitar
John "Jubu" Smith   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Oleta Adams   Composer
Cornelius Mims   Arranger,Composer,Programming
Lee Thornburg   Horn Arrangements
Rahsaan Patterson   Composer
Jeff Caruthers   Composer
Euge Groove   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Eric Reichers   Vocal Engineer
Roberto Valley   Composer
Steven Eugene Grove   Composer

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