Groove Merchant

Jimmy McGriff - The Mean Machine (1976) {Groove Merchant GM-3311 rem 2007}

Jimmy McGriff - The Mean Machine (1976) {Groove Merchant GM-3311 rem 2007}
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© 1976, 2007 Groove Merchant | GM-3311
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Keyboards

Between 1976 and 1979, Jimmy McGriff was often featured in the disco-style productions of Groove Merchant house arranger Brad Baker. The records usually surrounded the great organist with a huge army of studio musicians, big horn sections, string parts and often heard McGriff playing keyboards other than organ. THE MEAN MACHINE, from 1976, was the first of these productions and McGriff doesn't even play organ here.

Buddy Rich – Transition (1974) (Groove Merchant)  

Posted by janwal46 at Aug. 18, 2009
Buddy Rich – Transition (1974) (Groove Merchant)

Buddy Rich – Transition (1974) (Groove Merchant)
1974 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 234Mb+8Mb

On four songs (three swing standards plus Lionel Hampton's "Ham Hock Blues"), drummer Buddy Rich has fun jamming with vibraphonist Hampton, pianist Teddy Wilson, tenor-saxophonist Zoot Sims and bassist George Duvivier. Nothing all that significant occurs but these versions of "Avalon," "Airmail Special" and "Ring Dem Bells" are real fun. However the second session, which has Rich and Hampton playing two forgettable funk originals with a larger group featuring Sal Nistico on tenor, guitarist Jack Wilkins and Joe Romano's soprano, is much less interesting, making this album definitely a mixed bag.

Buddy Rich – Big Band Machine (1975) (Groove Merchant)  

Posted by janwal46 at Aug. 18, 2009
Buddy Rich – Big Band Machine (1975) (Groove Merchant)

Buddy Rich – Big Band Machine (1975) (Groove Merchant)
1975 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 228Mb+14Mb

Recorded in 1975, this is the original Groove Merchant recording of a jazz-funk orchestra loaded with heavyweight soloists. Indeed, it is as fine a modern band as Rich ever dished out. The disc is not as good as the Japanese P-Vine version which has two bonus tracks and the original artwork. If this more in your budget range, get it, but be aware the import has the complete session.
Reuben Wilson - The Sweet Life (1972) {Groove Merchant GM-511 rel 2006}

Reuben Wilson - The Sweet Life (1974) {Groove Merchant GM-511 rel 2006}
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© 1972, 2006 Groove Merchant | GM-511
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ

After a series of sugary soul-jazz dates for Blue Note, Reuben Wilson resurfaced on Groove Merchant with The Sweet Life. The title notwithstanding, the session is his darkest and hardest-edged to date, complete with a physicality missing from previous efforts. Credit tenor saxophonist Ramon Morris, trumpeter Bill Hardman, guitarist Lloyd Davis, bassist Mickey Bass, and drummer Thomas Derrick, whose skin-tight grooves sand away the polished contours of Wilson's organ solos to reveal their diamond-sharp corners. The material, while predictable (i.e., standbys like "Inner City Blues" and "Never Can Say Goodbye"), is nevertheless well suited to the set's righteous funk sound.
VA - Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk (2008)

VA - Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk (2008)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk, jazz

Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk is a 2008 compilation CD highlighting the funk and soul of the Groove Merchant label. These songs will make you shake your moves and bounce those cups.

Buddy Rich – The Roar Of ‘74 (1974) (Groove Merchant)  

Posted by janwal46 at Aug. 18, 2009
Buddy Rich – The Roar Of ‘74 (1974) (Groove Merchant)

Buddy Rich – The Roar Of ‘74 (1974) (Groove Merchant)
1974 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 292Mb+15Mb

If you're looking for an especially high energy Buddy Rich recording, then you've found it. I especially enjoy the trumpet section of this band. LA trumpet player Charley Davis is heard here on lead, soon after leaving Indiana University. He remains one of the top lead trumpet players in the business. Another top LA studio trumpet player and IU grad Larry Hall is also in the trumpet section on this recording. I only wish that this recording included a Charley Davis rendition of "Something", heard on the "Stick It" album, performed by Lin Biviano. "Time Check", "Backwoods Sideman" and "Nutville" are my favorites. Also great work by current Berklee faculty member Greg Hopkins and Toronto's tenor legend Pat LaBarbera.
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Groovin' With Groove (1972-74) {LRC Ltd 29084 rel 2003}

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Groovin' With Groove (1972-74) {LRC Ltd 29084 rel 2003}
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© 1972-74, 2003 Groove Merchant / LRC Ltd. | 29084
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

This killer little Groove Holmes date was produced by the mighty Sonny Lester, and features a big band arranged and conducted by Manny Albam. Other than Holmes, the only other soloist credited here is Eddie Daniels on tenor and flute. The material here is curious upon first glance, with covers of Gerry Goffin's "Go Away Little Girl," Stevie Wonder's "You've Got It Bad," and Carole King's "It's Going to Take Some Time" situated around some hard soul-jazz numbers by the organist, including "Groove's Groove," along with Norman Gimbel's sweet ballad "How Insensitive" and slippery little soul tune "Meditation."
Reuben Wilson - Got To Get Your Own (1975) {Cadet-Dusty Groove DGA3013}

Reuben Wilson - Got To Get Your Own (1975) {Cadet-Dusty Groove DGA3013}
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© 1975, 2008 Cadet / Geffen / Dusty Groove / Universal | DGA3013
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Funk / Soul Jazz / Uptown Soul / Organ

Monster funk from Hammond hero Reuben Wilson – an album of hard-burning, bad-walking tunes that are a fair bit different than most of his other work! Although Wilson recorded some pretty traditional organ jazz for the Blue Note and Groove Merchant labels, this album has him working with his "Cost Of Living" group – a combo who only recorded this one album, and which includes Richard Tee on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, and both Houston Person and Pee Wee Ellis on tenor sax! Most cuts have some sort of vocals – sung by either Sammy Turner or Kenny Williams, both of whom really fit the badass spirit of the record, and bring in a nice range of deeper themes from the 70s.

The Merchant Of Menace - Outside Looking Out (2001/2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at May 21, 2017
The Merchant Of Menace - Outside Looking Out (2001/2017)

The Merchant Of Menace - Outside Looking Out (2017)
Acid Jazz, Trip Hop | 1:08:39 | MP3, 320 kbps | 157 MB
Label: Acid Jazz

Acid Jazz is a record label based in east London. It takes its name from acid jazz, a genre of jazz music. Alternative version states that the genre itself was named after the record label. Radio and club DJ Chris Bangs is credited with coining the phrase acid jazz in the late 1980s. Batch of old Acid Jazz albums are now back. This week we’ve got some fantastic album from The Merchant Of Menace - Outside Looking Out.

LTJ Xperience - Beggar Groove (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at March 10, 2017
LTJ Xperience - Beggar Groove (2017)

LTJ Xperience - Beggar Groove (2017)
Funk, Electronic, Downtempo, Disco, Nu-Disco | 1:18:40 | MP3, 320 kbps | 182 MB
Label: Irma Records | Year Of Release: 2017

Luca LTJ Trevisi (LTJ Xperience) began his dj/producer career in the 80s. As resident dj in two of the most famous Italian clubs of the time, Kinky in Bologna and Cap Creus in Imola, he was one of the first Italian jocks to spin House and to re-propose those black music, jazz and latin-bossa classics from the 70s that at the end of the same decade would have given birth to the Acid Jazz and Rare Groove movements. His first single release in 1988, titled First Job, together with Kekkotronics, was also the first release ever on Bologna based Irma Records.