Richard "Groove" Holmes

New Groove

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New Groove is an enjoyable if minor early-'70s soul-jazz outing from organist Richard "Groove" Holmes. Featuring a mix of originals, standards, and pop tunes, the album revolves around Holmes' funky organ chops. Holmes makes the most out of the groove-oriented leadoff track, "Red Onion," with its insistent bassline. Similarly engaging is Antonio Carlos Jobim's "How Insensitive," which gets a laid-back treatment that manages to be kitschy and hip at the same time.

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