Groove, Euge

Narada, 2005CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 11.3

Jazz Ruler Type: funk
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Euge plays contemporary jazz sax and this release hit us late in the summer extending the heat into the fall. The music is mostly smooth funky originals with a tight deep bass line like on “Chillaxin'”. Three extra funky interludes (generally less than 1 minute) allow the musicians the stretch out. There’s also a cover of “Just My Imagination” where Groove’s smoky sax fits right in on the 1970’s hit. The swinging funk of “Straight Up” and complementary relaxers like “This Must Be For Real” make this a worthy addition to your smooth jazz collection.