Thursday, 3 September 2009

Richard ”Groove” Holmes ”Blue Groove”

Richard ”Groove” Holmes

Blue Groove
( Re-issue of Get Up & Get It and Soul Mist albums )
–Thanks to Big One for the info!–

Richard “Groove” Holmes (Organ)
Blue Mitchell (Trumpet)
Harold Vick, Teddy Edwards (Tenor Sax)
Gene Edwards, Pat Martino (Guitar)
Paul Chambers (Bass)
George Randell, Freddie Waits, Billy Higgins (Drums)

01 Get Up and Get It
02 Lee Ann
03 Body and Soul
04 Broadway
05 Groove’s Blues Groove
06 Pennies from Heaven
07 Autumn Leaves
08 There Is No Greater Love
09 Denise
10 Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
11 Up Jumped Spring

Add Note:
Ubu said…
Here’s some more complete information:

Richard “Groove” Holmes – Blue Groove
Richard “Groove” Holmes – organ
Teddy Edwards – tenor sax
Pat Martino – guitar
Paul Chambers – bass
Billy Higgins – drums
Gene Edwards – guitar
Freddie Waits – drums
Blue Mitchell – trumpet (#7,8)
Harold Vick – tenor sax (#7,8)
Gene Edwards – guitar
George Randall – drums

1. Get Up and Get It
2. Lee Ann
3. Body and Soul
4. Broadway
5. Groove’s Blues Groove
6. Pennies from Heaven
7. Autumn Leaves
8. There Is No Greater Love
9. Denise
10. Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
11. Up Jumped Spring

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
May 29, 1967 (#1-6) and March 15 (#9,11) & July 7 (#7,8,10), 1966
#1-6: GET UP AND GET IT! (Prestige PR 7514)
#7-11: SOUL MIST (Prestige PR 7741)

One additional track was recorded at the first 1966 session:
“Later”, released on the various artists compilation THE SOUL GIANTS (Prestige PR 7791)
Three additional tracks were recorded at the second 1966 session:
“What Now, My Love?” and “The More I See You”, “The Shadow of Your Smile”, released on MISTY (Prestige PR 7485)
All three titles were also either on singles and/or on Groove Holmes compilations.

Thank Ubu, as ever!

Added note:
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “Richard ”Groove” Holmes ”Blue Groove””:
I had the honor of actually meeting Mr. Holmes some time back. Not only was he a great organist, he was also a very cool guy, very down to earth. My Dad (another organist) was good friends with him and often spoke highly of Mr. Holmes’s unique style of playing (i. e. not just another copy of Jimmy Smith).
I have this album. Yup, that’s “Groovy Groove”, all right! What a great sound.
It’s so unfortunate that he didn’t take better care of himself and eat right, ’cause he might still be with us today. All that high-fatty, cholesterol-laden intake finally took its toll…. Even so, the world of music has benefited largely from his time here on Earth. I sure with I could’ve played with him, just once!

Note by Anixamandoros:
This record, which reissues two former LPs by Richard “Groove” Holmes (Get Up & Get It and Soul Mist), showcases the organist in a quintet featuring the tenor of Teddy Edwards and guitarist Pat Martino, with his trio, and (on two standards) with trumpeter Blue Mitchell and tenor saxophonist Harold Vick. Overall, this 73-minute set has many fine solos, spirited ensembles, and two well-rounded programs.

Courtesy of Anixamandoros

1 comment:

big one said...


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