Mike LeDonne

July 16, 2010 / No Comments

The Groover
(Savant Records)

The Groover, the latest from Hammond B-3 organist Mike LeDonne, truly lives up to its name, with plenty of swinging grooves from start to finish. The project is a showcase for some truly exquisite musicianship, as provided by LeDonne and his cohorts, Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone, Peter Bernstein on guitar and Joe Farnsworth on drums. The sound here is big and rich and every solo from each member of the quartet is outstanding. LeDonne’s excellent compostions comprise the bulk of the recording, with covers of tunes made famous by Learner and Lowe, Michael Jackson and The Temptations given a complete groove makeover. The Groover is truly one for the collection.

Click here to listen to a clip of “The Groover”.

Tracks: Rock With You, Blues For McCoy, Little Mary, I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, Deep Blue, Sunday In New York, Bopsolete, The Groover, On The Street Where You Live.