Allegro, 2009, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O’s Notes: The Godfathers of Groove are Bernard Purdie (d), Grant Green, Jr. (g) and Reuben Wilson (B3). They play funky cool jazz and blues that is easily enjoyed by a wide audience. On this release they include special guest saxophonist Bill Easley to the mix. They play tried and true standards along with five originals, two each from Green and Wilson plus one from Easley. Among the best are “No Blues”, “Autumn Leaves”, “Monkey Milk” and “The Funkster”. They also sound good when they take down a notch for ballads like “You Send Me” and “What’s Going On” one of two vocal tracks. If you want to hear some sweet cool jazz, the Godfathers of Groove deliver!