Supergroovin audio CD by The Super Groovers
Jazz/Blues/Funk/Latin styles: Great grooves, catchy melodies and plenty of atmosphere.
The CD has now been played on close to 200 radio stations world wide and has featured on radio station playslists with such great jazz & pop artists as Herbie Hancock, Larry Carlton, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Jeff Lorber, George Duke, George Benson, Bob James, Spyro Gyra, Ramsey Lewis, The Crusaaders, Brian Auger, Eric Marienthal, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Sade, James Brown, Joss Stone, Kenny Burrell, Dave Koz, Herb Alpert, Billy Cobham, Maceo Parker,
Chet Baker, Rippingtons, Al Jarreau to name a few.
Frank & Andrew's main influences include: Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn, The Crusaders, Grover Washington, James Brown, The Beatles, Michael Brecker, Jimmy Smith, Santana, Booker T & the MG's, Sly Stone.
Make no mistake about it... when you check out this new disc, you're going to hear Jazz with a capital "J." L.A.-based keyboardist/guitarist Andrew D. Gordon and sax man Frank Villafranca, calling themselves The Super Groovers, have put together an exceedingly cool collection of original contemporary jazz tunes, expertly embellished with elements of blues, funk, and Latin grooves. SUPERGROOVIN' draws from their vast experience as performers and authors. In fact, they've published a whole series of instructional guides with titles ranging from "60 of the Funkiest Keyboard Riffs Known to Mankind" to "100 Ultimate Blues Riffs for Saxophone" to "Rhythm Guitar Workout," available through their A.D.G. Productions. So, the question is, do they eat their own cooking? Absolutely! They feast on it, as a matter of fact. This album is filled with a compelling retro vibe that'll remind you at times of Booker T and the MG's (check out the bluesy "To Our Loved Ones") and at other times has more of a fusion feel, like something from the Crusaders or Herbie Hancock songbooks. In addition to the lead-off track, "Super Groover," with its lively, festive Latin pulse, I especially dig the fast-paced "Seaside Adventures in Hollypool" and the Latin-flavored "To the T." SUPERGROOVIN' from The Super Groovers is a fun, festive musical romp offering a whole lot to like! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN
Truth in namefyin'! This is truely a super groovin' cd! I'll be using all tracks on my show "COOL JOOLZ" You tread the perfect realm of groovey jazzy beatz and great musicianship that so pleases my sense of "Oh yeah" "SUPER GROOVER & SPIRITUAL SEEKER" are my faves so far. How'd you channel Jimmy Smith on them pipes man!!! Please keep me on your active promo list. I'm on air year round and do multi shows. Thanks, --MITCHELL MENDYS WKNH KEENE STATE COLLEGE 229 MAIN ST KEENE N.H. 03435
This is an aptly named Recording it is certainly Super and it also Grooves to an exceptionally high level. This is quite simply a terrific C.D.the mixture works very well and the Compositions and Arrangements vary the Tempo with a fair degree of skill while retainThis is an aptly named Recording it is certainly Super and it also Grooves to an exceptionally high level. This is quite simply a terrific C.D.the mixture works very well and the Compositions and Arrangements vary the Tempo with a fair degree of skill while retaining sound harmonies from first to last. Without wishing to single out any specific tracks I was very impressed with the Bluesy feel on "To Our Loved Ones" , superbly done. This is the kind of Music which goes down well on my Jazz Programmes on K.C.R. Full marks to ALL concerned. Best Wishes.ing sound harmonies from first to last. Without wishing to single out any specific tracks I was very impressed with the Bluesy feel on "To Our Loved Ones" , superbly done. This is the kind of Music which goes down well on my Jazz Programmes on K.C.R. Full marks to ALL concerned. Best Wishes. --John Reid, Keith Community Radio 102.8 Scotland
The CD "Supergroovin" by your outfit The Supergroovers certainly left it's mark on us all and most certainly will receive some very good air-play on our leading Latin Jazz show "Fiesta Jazz" with Saul Zavarce Saturday 11am to 1pm. --Peter Merritt PBS106.7FM Melbourne Australia