American Pie (Groove Holmes album)

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American Pie
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Studio album by
StudioNew York City
LabelGroove Merchant
GM 505
ProducerSonny Lester
Groove Holmes chronology
Comin' on Home
American Pie
Night Glider

American Pie is an album by American jazz organist Groove Holmes recorded in 1972 and released on the Groove Merchant label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]

Allmusic's Jason Ankeny said: "The soulful American Pie pairs Groove Holmes with electric pianist Larry Willis, suggesting a more nuanced and restrained interpretation of the organ/electric piano formula that energizes Holmes' Blue Note classic Comin' on Home ... Holmes and Willis weave a mellow, stoned-soul groove that twists and turns with lazy precision – although the material derives from sources spanning from Don McLean to Anthony Newley to Holmes himself ... the mood and tenor of the set never wavers, but the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Richard "Groove" Holmes except where noted

  1. "American Pie" (Don McLean) – 2:56
  2. "St. Thomas" (Sonny Rollins) – 4:35
  3. "Catherine" – 6:02
  4. "Fingers" – 5:35
  5. "It's Impossible" (Armando Manzanero) – 4:54
  6. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 6:11
  7. "Who Can I Turn To?" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 6:48



  1. ^ Jazzlists: Richard "Groove" Holmes discography, accessed March 29, 2018
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Groove Merchant Records 500 Series, accessed March 29, 2018
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Album details, accessed March 26, 2018
  4. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. American Pie – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 29, 2018.