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Soul Groove

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Released  1964
Label  Rhino Atlantic
Release date  1964
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  May 14 & 16, 1963 New York City
Soul Groove (1963)  Do Nothing 'til You Hear from Me (1963)
Artists  Johnny Griffin, Matthew Gee
Jazz albums  Grab This!, Do Nothing 'til You Hear from, Change of Pace, Blues for Harvey, The Midnight Show

Johnny griffin matthew gee soul groove

Soul Groove is an album by saxophonist Johnny Griffin and trombonist Matthew Gee recorded in 1963 and released on the Atlantic label.


Johnny griffin and matthew gee renee from lp soul groove 1965


The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating "The music seldom reaches ignition point on this undistinguished 1965 session... Soul Groove disappoints in several areas, including the writing that seldom surpasses head-arrangement status... The co-leaders' contributions also pass in a blur. Tenor and trombone front lines can work, but here the tone of the two instruments is too similar; Griffin and Gee's solos tend to drift and smear over one another".

Track listing

All compositions by Matthew Gee except as indicated

  1. "Oh Gee" - 2:21
  2. "Here" - 5:10
  3. "At Sundown" (Lou Donaldson) - 4:51
  4. "The Swingers Get the Blues, Too" - 8:00
  5. "Twist City" - 5:22
  6. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) - 4:59
  7. "Mood for Cryin'" (Aaron Bell) - 4:42
  8. "Renee" - 5:18


  • Johnny Griffin - tenor saxophone
  • Matthew Gee - trombone
  • "Big" John Patton - organ (tracks 1, 5 & 8)
  • Hank Jones - piano, organ (tracks 2-4, 6 & 7)
  • Aaron Bell - bass, tuba
  • Art Taylor - drums
  • Carlos "Patato" Valdes - congas, bongos
  • Songs

    1Oh Gee!Johnny Griffin & Matthew Gee2:21
    2HereJohnny Griffin & Matthew Gee5:10
    3At SundownJohnny Griffin & Matthew Gee4:52


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