Groove LegacyFebruary 19, 2016 / No Comments / Tags: Andrew Lippman, Bill Steinway, Kirk Fletcher, Larry Carlton, Lemar Carter, Paul Cerra, robben ford, Sam Meek, thejazzpage.com, Travis Carlton
Groove Legacy is the fantastic aptly named LA-based band that is pushing great jazz-funk forward. Their eponymous debut CD is a blend of the tried-and-true in the genre with a contemporary spirit. The band is the construct of bassist Travis Carlton, keyboardist Bill Steinway and saxophonist Paul Cerra. Also essential to the sound is the inclusion of trombonist Andrew Lippman, guitarists Kirk Fletcher and Sam Meek, as well as drummer Lemar Carter. The unit has a fantastic sound that is very much power horns and bass-driven that fuses jazz with blues, rock and funk in a set comprised of original tunes. Adding to the depth and quality of the production are legendary guitarists Larry Carlton and Robben Ford as guests on various tracks. This is an outstanding collective and production that definitely lives up to its name.
Click to listen to a clip of “Odd Couple”:
Tracks: Sweetness (For Walter Payton), Odd Couple, Cornell, The Know It All, Moneybags, Lolly’s Dream, Memphis 40oz Hang, 47 Degree Angle, My Someday Girl, H-Town Hipster .