Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mike LeDonne and the Groover Quartet - From the Heart (SAVANT RECORDS 2018)

Joining Mike LeDonne and his Groover Quartet on 'From the Heart' is the great drummer Mike Clark. After collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton and others, Clark has influenced a generation of percussionists and brings his own unmistakable style to two of the tracks.

For three decades Mike LeDonne has been an exceptional avatar of the Hammond B3 organ. Forged by his impressive jazz apprenticeship, with the likes of Milt Jackson, George Coleman and Benny Golson, LeDonne comes from a long and distinguished line of masters of that instrument. And for eighteen years, he's lead the Groover Quartet his formidable foursome consisting of tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Joe Farnsworth.

1 Someday 5:41
2 From the Heart 8:22
3 You'll Never Know What You Mean to Me 6:58
4 Here Comes the Doctor 7:34
5 Come Back Baby 9:04
6 Fun Day 6:29
7 You Send Me 6:06
8 Then Came You 6:24

Mike LeDonne (Hammond B-3 organ)
Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone)
Peter Bernstein (guitar)
Joe Farnsworth (drums)
Mike Clark (drums on "From the Heart" and "Here Comes the Doctor")