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Brazilian Groove Band - Anatomy of Groove - out on Far Out Recordings



Brazilian Groove Band Anatomy of Groove
Brazilian Groove Band - Anatomy of Groove
(CD) Far Out Recordings FARO144CD, 2009-11-02

'Anatomy of Groove' is the previously unreleased Leo Gandelman studio band project that brings together renowned musicians including Reuben Wilson and Grant Green Jr. Far Out Recordings have rescued this swinging instrumental jazz funk record, which blends vintage New York brass and smoky jazz with the deep bass, heavy drums and 70s jazz funk organs of Brazil to create big textures and drip realism into these funky, cinematic nuggets. This is old school 70s cool that sounds as if it should sound track a classic American cop drama.

Brazilian Groove Band Anatomy of Groove
Brazilian Groove Band - Anatomy of Groove
(CD) Far Out Recordings FARO144CD, 2009-11-02

Tracklisting :
01. Safari
02. Pirulito
03. Charlie 1
04. Pau Grande
05. April 7th
06. Dance
07. Prince Samba
08. Groove in the Head
09. Bananeira
10. Hip Baião

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leogandelman.com.br
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faroutrecordings.com
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twitter.com/faroutrecs
soundcloud.com/far-out-recordings
facebook.com/pages/Far-Out-Recordings/51130836980 vimeo.com/user2162594

Press Release :
"Why did it take so long for this gem to be released? There's no fat, just lean and mean groove. Friday night records don't get any funkier than this." Clash Magazine

'Anatomy of Groove' is the previously unreleased Leo Gandelman studio band project that brings together renowned musicians including Reuben Wilson and Grant Green Jr. Far Out Recordings have rescued this swinging instrumental jazz funk record, which blends vintage New York brass and smoky jazz with the deep bass, heavy drums and 70s jazz funk organs of Brazil to create big textures and drip realism into these funky, cinematic nuggets. This is old school 70s cool that sounds as if it should sound track a classic American cop drama.

Recorded during winter 1999 in a basement in Brooklyn, New York, Leo Gandelman's idea was to put together a group of his finest musician friends and over solid Brazilian grooves create original music with lots of swing and fun."We decided to start the sessions late in order to have a little silence for the recordings. Leaving the studio at four in the morning, during NYC's winter, was quite an adventure. But the garage sound of the recording reflects the atmosphere," says Leo of the BGB sessions.

A classic yet original album of jazz scores, 'Anatomy of Groove' draws upon Gandelman's decades of experience and showcases his epic career as an icon of his genre. Gandelman - saxophonist, producer, composer and arranger - blends the classic American jazz sound, funky brass post Curtis Mayfield, warm horn funk pre Dap Kings and Menahan Street Band, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), and influences that tend towards the legends of jazz funk such as Brazil's Azymuth and the special guest here, Reuben Wilson -"the Godfather of jazz funk". 'Anatomy of Groove' is the perfect North American - Latin cross over soulful jazz record with the funkiest of edges.

The Brazilian Groove Band grew out of the 'Masters of Groove' band, which was led by legendary New York jazz artists Bernard Purdie, Grant Green Jr., Tarus Mateen and originally formed by Reuben Wilson, Purdie and Green Jr. Leo Gandelman was the special guest on their 2001 recording 'Jazzateria' and the idea to form the BGB with the very best up-and-coming Brazilian musicians together with the 'Master of Groove' emerged.

"In 1999 there was quite a scene with Jam Bands and Groove Jazz in NYC. Masters of Groove represented the original thing, and to give some authenticity, we're invited as opening act to their shows. Then I thought about putting together Brazilian beats with the feeling of a Jam Band and that's how BGB's project got started. The album was entirely recorded and mixed by me and my co-producer Juliano Zanoni at our studio located at a basement in Brooklyn. We wrote all the parts but at the same time we left a lot of space for improvisation from the musicians. The nice thing about a Jam Band is that the biggest compromise is to have fun with music. With BGB there was a lot of freedom and lots of groove." Leo Gandelman on BGB 'Anatomy of Groove', 2009

Leo Gandelman and Far Out Recordings can finally release these ten beautiful and refreshingly old school compositions a decade after they were lovingly pieced together in to this killer groove.
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