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We the People
Groove Collective
We the People
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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The Brooklyn-based Groove Collective deserves to be at the forefront of acid-jazz, that indefinable genre that here mixes postbop improvisation into a cauldron of emphatic rhythms, all the while avoiding the bland surfaces...  more »

      
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All Artists: Groove Collective
Title: We the People
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Grp Records
Original Release Date: 3/26/1996
Release Date: 3/26/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Acid Jazz, Dance Pop, Easy Listening, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011105018722, 011105019415, 011105019545, 011105116329

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The Brooklyn-based Groove Collective deserves to be at the forefront of acid-jazz, that indefinable genre that here mixes postbop improvisation into a cauldron of emphatic rhythms, all the while avoiding the bland surfaces and mechanical production that usually develop when jazz gets this close to pop. We the People features heavy, danceable grooves that combine pulsing bass lines with dense but bright Latin percussion, surmounting it all with thick riffs from the horns. It's a group blessed with real improvisational skills, particularly those of saxophonist Jay Rodriguez and flutist Richard Worth, and it's fascinating to hear how far outside they can get while the band keeps pulsing. It's a heady mix that suggests Tito Puente, Parliament, and Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, but Groove Collective emerges with its own identity. --Stuart Broomer

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Funk-Groove at its best
Drew | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 03/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love funk, acid-jazz, acid-funk and jazz. I am a musician and can be very picky about my funky/jazz music. This album is one of my favorites. If your a horn lover and you like Jamiroquai, the Brand New Heavies or just love a funky groovy sound that is not sampled... this is a must hear.
You have great guitar, horns, drums, flute and bass.
These guys know how to make great music for the acid-jazz/funk lovers and they WILL make you feel good."
One of the 5 CDs you always keep in your rotation
Drew | 08/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been seeing GC for years, and you'll never capture the fatness of their sound on CD as well as you can live. But We The People comes pretty damn close. This is a great album to party or get loose to, and on top of that, Fly is one of the most inspired songs ever written. I think the GC combine styles and sounds better than anyone doing acid/fusion/latin/whatever/jazz today. Check out Declassified, Dance of the Drunken Master, and their first album too. And definitely catch a show."
Going on a Road Trip??
Drew | 07/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD has such great sounds and such good feel. If you ever get a chance to see these guys, please do! One of the most talented bands that I have listened to/seen in a really long time! Excellent treat out of New York. Check out Fat Mama, Liquid Soul, and Imperial Dub if you like this!"