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

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


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

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/2004
Label: Tommy Boy
UPC: 0661868158724
catalogNumber: 1587
Rank: 251516

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   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   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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