Groove (album)

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"Groove"
Groove (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1961
RecordedMarch, 1961
Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA
GenreJazz
Length33:17
LabelPacific Jazz
PJ 23
ProducerRichard Bock
Richard "Groove" Holmes chronology
"Groove"
(1961)
Groovin' with Jug
(1961)
Les McCann chronology
From the Top of the Barrel
(1960)
Groove
(1961)
Pretty Lady
(1961)

"Groove" (full title Les McCann Presents the Dynamid Jazz Organ of Richard "Groove" Holmes with Ben Webster, Les McCann, Tricky Lofton, Ron Jefferson & George Freeman) is the debut led by organist Richard "Groove" Holmes recorded in 1961 and released on the Pacific Jazz label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "the result is a loose, enjoyable jam session. In addition to Holmes' appealing organ and McCann's typically funky piano, a major bonus is the brilliant playing of tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, whose tone was at its most gorgeous during this period".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Them That's Got" (Ricci Harper) - 6:20
  2. "That Healin' Feelin'" (Les MCCann) - 5:35
  3. "Seven Come Eleven" (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman) – 4:03
  4. "Deep Purple" (Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish) - 9:09
  5. "Good Groove" (Richard Holmes) - 8:10

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 10000/20000 series accessed January 12, 2016
  2. ^ Freed., R. Les McCann Discography accessed January 12, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Groove" – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 12, 2016.