Friday, July 21, 2017

Grover Washington, Jr. – It Feels So Good (Kudu)

Buffalo, NY-born Grover Washington, Jr. whom we managed to have a chat with back in 1989, set the path for a whole generation of musicians who would compete for supremacy in the Smooth Jazz scene, with the highly memorable ‘Just The Two Of Us’ along with Bill Withers back in 1980.
He, along with Bob James (piano, synths), Louis Johnson (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Eric Gale (guitar) and producer Ralph McDonald (percussion), played a quintessential role in the establishment of Jazz/Funk in the mid-70’s, reachin’ his absolute peak on Creed Taylor‘s Kudu Records label with his albums – ‘Mr. Magic’ and ‘Feels So Good’ both released in 1975.
One of the highlights of the latter, along with ‘Knucklehead’ and ‘Hydra’, ‘It Feels So Good’ delivers an undeniable cinematic feel…

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