Soul Groove

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Soul Groove
Soul Groove.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Griffin and Matthew Gee
Released 1964
Recorded May 14 & 16, 1963
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
Matthew Gee chronology
Jazz by Gee
(1956)Jazz by Gee1956
Soul Groove
Johnny Griffin chronology
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(1962) Grab This!1962
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Do Nothing 'til You Hear from Me
(1963) Do Nothing 'til You Hear from Me1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Soul Groove is an album by saxophonist Johnny Griffin and trombonist Matthew Gee recorded in 1963 and released on the Atlantic label.[2]


The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating "The music seldom reaches ignition point on this undistinguished 1965 session... Soul Groove disappoints in several areas, including the writing that seldom surpasses head-arrangement status... The co-leaders' contributions also pass in a blur. Tenor and trombone front lines can work, but here the tone of the two instruments is too similar; Griffin and Gee's solos tend to drift and smear over one another".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Matthew Gee except as indicated

  1. "Oh Gee" - 2:21
  2. "Here" - 5:10
  3. "At Sundown" (Lou Donaldson) - 4:51
  4. "The Swingers Get the Blues, Too" - 8:00
  5. "Twist City" - 5:22
  6. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) - 4:59
  7. "Mood for Cryin'" (Aaron Bell) - 4:42
  8. "Renee" - 5:18



  1. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review accessed October 25, 2012
  2. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed October 25, 2012