Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes – The Groover (Full Album)

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The Groover! is an album by jazz organist Richard “Groove” Holmes which was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.

“Holmes acquits himself well, if with few surprises, on this trio session with Billy Jackson on drums and either George Freeman or Earl Maddox on guitar. The organist shows his hundred-miles-per-hour capabilities on the frantic opener “Speak Low,” but hits a more sensitive groove for “Blue Moon,” and gets close to an R&B mood on the longest cut, the eight-minute “The Walrus.” This has been reissued with another 1968 session, That Healin’ Feelin’, on the single-disc Prestige CD Legends of Acid Jazz.” – Richie Unterberger/AllMusic.

Track listing:
A1 Speak Low (Nash, Weill)
A2 Blue Moon (Rodgers, Hart) 7:05
A3 I’ll Remember April (De Paul, Johnston, Raye) 12:10
B1 The Walrus (George Freeman) 18:22
B2 Just Friends” (Klenner, Lewis) 26:48
B3 My Scenery (Freeman) 32:26

Richard Groove Holmes – organ
George Freeman  – guitar (A1, A2, B1 & B3)
Earl Maddox – guitar (A3 & B2)
Billy Jackson – drums


Released: 1968
Recorded: February 14, 1968
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Length: 36:22
Label: Prestige
PR 7570
Producer Cal Lampley