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|Richard ", Groove", Holmes|
Dancing in the Sun
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Considered by many as the funkiest jazz organ player of — them all, Richard Groove Holmes quickly established — a reputation among the community of notable jazz — giants when he first burst upon the scene in the early sixties... more »
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Considered by many as the funkiest jazz organ player of
them all, Richard Groove Holmes quickly established
a reputation among the community of notable jazz
giants when he first burst upon the scene in the early sixties.
With an instantly recognizable sound he gained
immediate respect and quickly became a giant in the
soul-jazz vein and certainly one of the first precursors of
the Acid Jazz genre. He started receiving national
attention by recording with such greats as Gene
Ammons and Ben Webster and in 1965 became best
known for his hit version of Misty, which climbed to #12
on Billboard s R&B chart.
His career always seemed to be in the ascendant; his
creativity seemed limitless until he was silenced by a
heart attack at the all too young age of 60 in 1991.
This funky outing from the mid-seventies sees Richard
surrounded by some of New York City s finest session
musicians and contains an updated 12 minute version
of his breakthrough hit, Misty. Soul-Jazz fans have reason
to rejoice - Dancing In The Sun is finally back on CD
and sounds better than ever.
Richard Groove Holmes Flop
Alan Stones | Ventura, CA | 05/30/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"In my view the CD, Dancing in the Sun, was a disappointing
flop. There was too much interference or override from
other instrumentation in this production and not enough
of pure swinging Groove Holmes. There were too many
repetitions from accompanyists and the overall effect
borderlined on kietch. Holmes comes across better
in trio and quartet format."