Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Richard Groove Holmes|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
When 32 Jazz acquired the Muse catalogue in the late 1990s, the New York label had a goldmine of hard bop, post-bop and soul-jazz to reissue. Organ combos were one of Muse's strong points, and the company generally did rig... more »
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When 32 Jazz acquired the Muse catalogue in the late 1990s, the New York label had a goldmine of hard bop, post-bop and soul-jazz to reissue. Organ combos were one of Muse's strong points, and the company generally did right by Richard "Groove" Holmes, who
Groovin' with Groove and Houston
Dr.D.Treharne | Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom | 06/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With tracks taken from four albums for Muse Records this is an excellent starting point for those wishing to get into Groove.Be aware that on 8 of the 10 tracks Holmes shares centre stage with the very strident tenor sax of Houston Person.Material is a mixture of self penned and standards and gives a good idea of what an experience it must have been at one of their gigs.Above all this is a good example of what an unique stylist Groove Holmes was on the B3 Hammond organ."
Samuel Chell | Kenosha,, WI United States | 02/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation brings together some of Groove's best work on the defunct Muse label--well over 60 minutes' worth of swinging sounds. The problem is that "32 Jazz," the label responsible for anthologizing this valuable music on CD, is itself out of business (how I wish I had picked up "Endgame Brilliance," the 32 Jazz collection of Sonny Stitt's best '70's work). So if Groove's B-3 suits your taste, better grab this one sooner rather than later. Besides Groove's organ, the inventive guitar of Jimmy Ponder and virile tenor sound of Houston Person are featured throughout. But no less impressive are the tracks on which David Schnitter's majestic, Dexter-like tenor saxophone replaces Houston's. All punning aside (woe to the musician who adopts or accepts "groove" as a handle), this recording is an impressive testament to the art of jazz organ."