John Scofield ‎– Groove Elation

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Lazy 4:46
Peculiar 6:33
Let The Cat Out 5:35
Kool 4:49
Old Soul 5:21
Groove Elation 6:50
Carlos 7:28
Soft Shoe 6:06
Let It Shine 6:04
Bigtop 6:33

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 John Scofield Groove Elation(CD, Album) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 US 1995 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 John Scofield Groove Elation !(CD, Album) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 John Scofield Groove Elation(CD, Album, Club) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 32801 2 4 John Scofield Groove Elation(CD, Album, Club) Blue Note 7243 8 32801 2 4 US 1995 Sell This Version
CDP532801, CDP-532801 John Scofield Groove Elation(CD, Album, Club, Col) Blue Note, Blue Note CDP532801, CDP-532801 US 1995 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 John Scofield Groove Elation(CD, Album, Promo) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 US 1995 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 John Scofield Groove Elation(CD, Album) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 John Scofield Groove Elation !(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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JeeMalone

JeeMalone

January 26, 2014
referencing Groove Elation, CD, Album, CDP 7243 8 32801 2 4
Galloping between the steppes of the terrific "Hand jive" (Blue Note, 1994) and "A go go" (Verve, 1998), the funkier stage of Scofield's music in the mid-90's visited the lands of "Groove elation" with the company of the late Dennis Irwin and Larry Goldings -the core of his band-, the collaboration of Idris Muhammad (in lieu of Bill Stewart) and the absence of a tenor sax co-leading the front line. This album is the natural continuation of the Hand Jive Band, which left behind the conventional jazz-quartet aromas (with Joe Lovano) in favor of a more colorful orchestration (call it organ, brass and woodwinds which would be central in "Quiet" (Verve, 1996)), less traditional rhythms and different grooves described as soul-jazz and already heard in his previous album.
Given the fact that Goldings had already made a name on his own, with Sco at his best, this set of mid-tempo tunes (all originals) doesn't suffer from the apparent lack of soloists and marks the end of Scofield's relationship with Blue Note, Dennis Irwin and soul-jazz. Very good sequel. Take it to that island along with Hand Jive!