Soulful Strut (album)

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Soulful Strut
Soulful Strut GWJ.jpg
Studio album by
Released1996
StudioVarious
GenreJazz, R&B
Length51:04
LabelColumbia CK 57505
ProducerGrover Washington Jr., Gary Haase, Donald Robinson, Dan Shea
Grover Washington Jr. chronology
All My Tomorrows
(1994)
Soulful Strut
(1996)
Breath of Heaven: A Holiday Collection
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]

Soulful Strut is a studio album by American saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. The album was released in 1996 on Columbia Records label.[2]

Reception[edit]

Leo Stanley of AllMusic wrote "Soulful Strut is a typically smooth and swinging date from Grover Washington, Jr. Occasionally, the production by Walter Afanasieff is too slick and commercial, diluting the impact of Washington's subtle, relaxed groove. Fortunately, Washington's instrumental skills cut through the gloss, making Soulful Strut another worthy record for mainstream soul-jazz fans".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Soulful Strut"Eugene Record, Sonny Sanders4:18
2."Can You Stop the Rain"Walter Afanasieff, John Bettis6:37
3."Play That Groove for Me"Gary Haase5:02
4."Bordertown"Gary Haase, Grover Washington, Jr.4:21
5."I Can Count the Times"Grover Washington, Jr., Donald Robinson5:13
6."Village Groove"Gary Haase, Grover Washington, Jr.5:07
7."Headman's Haunt"Gary Haase4:41
8."Poacher Man"Gary Haase5:07
9."Mystical Force"Grover Washington, Jr., Donald Robinson5:01
10."Uptown"Gary Haase, Barry Mann, Bob Ward, Barbara Ware5:38
Total length:51:04

Personnel[edit]

Partial list

  • Grover Washington, Jr. – sax (alto, soprano, tenor)
  • Cyro Baptista – percussion
  • Steve Bargonetti – guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Pablo Batista – congas, percussion
  • Joe Bonadio – congas
  • Randy Bowland – guitar
  • Rick DePofi – sax (tenor)
  • Charlie Ernst – synthesizer
  • Mac Gallohon – trumpet
  • Norberto Goldberg – percussion
  • Andy Gravish – trumpet
  • Gary Haase – bass, drums, producer
  • Aaron Heick – flute, saxophone
  • Dann Huff – guitar
  • Dale Kelps – clarinet, flute, sax
  • Bakithi Kumalo – vocals
  • Dan Shea – bass, drums, keyboards, producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Albums[3] 187

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. "Grover Washington, Jr.: Soulful Strut". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Grover Washington, Jr. – Soulful Strut". Discogs. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Soulful Strut". Billboard. Retrieved 29 December 2018.