True Audiophile: Best of Groove Note
is basically a fancy name for the Super Audio CD label sampler that plays host to jazz and torch songs, bluesmen, and groove jazz acts. Jacintha
is a high point here with her reading of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," as is monster bluesman Roy Gaines
with his fine, fine version of T-Bone Walker
's "Stormy Monday" -- and that's really saying something since there are so many versions out there. Eden Atwood
's "Blame It on My Youth," is well done, too. The rest is sort of ho hum, a bit too laid-back as the label concentrates on its audio presentation rather than the performances.