Savoy's Giants of Jazz: Groove collects various tracks of funk/soul or "groove"-oriented jazz. As such, the compilation focuses heavily on cuts from the 1970s, when such organ-friendly jazz influenced by the popular soul and R&B music of the day was in vogue. While these are by no means rare recordings, they are often overlooked in lieu of more mainstream fair. Included are stellar tracks by guitarist Pat Martino, trumpeter Woody Shaw, and Brazilian pianist João Donato.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar