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Born 2 Groove

Euge GrooveAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 19, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Narada
  • ASIN: B000QCU9UI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,767 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Writing, arranging, and programming nearly every track himself, Euge set out to create his most personal statement yet as an artist. The new 10-song set, recorded entirely in hi-definition, features 8 original instrumentals, a writing & performance collaboration from Jeffery Osborne, and a jaw-dropping vocal performance from Ali Ollie Woodson on a neo-soul'd cover of Donny Hathaway's I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know. The CD opens with the laid-back, playful A Summer Night's Dream, reminiscent of Euge's first big instrumental hit, Romeo & Juliet, with his trademark texturing and gentle soprano lead voice. The saxman hooks into a deeply soulful approach on the vibrant, funky Mr. Groove, which flows into the vivid image of an Italian piazza on the wistfully haunting Caf‚ del Soul. The simmering, sensual fire of Slow Jam features some of the collection's most expressive playing and improvisations. The title track keeps that searing, just-about-to-blow energy going with a true ensemble jam featuring touches of retro-soul ambience via wah-wah guitar clicks and Fender Rhodes & Wurlitzer keyboard stylings

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoothjazz.com Review June 19, 2007
Format:Audio CD
What a great album this is! It's Euge at his absolute best, rising still another notch on the groove meter and totally nailing this one. It's Paul Brown, with his fifth successful collaboration with Euge Groove in seven years, demonstrating beyond any doubt that he is the Smooth Jazz producer par excellence. As for the music, the title track (and first radio single) says it all... top 10 and still rising. What strikes me as I listen to BORN 2 GROOVE is that not only is it soulful, and not only does it display groove, panache and, yes, Euge's trademark funk, but it has more of... an indefinable vibe to it that is a reflection of the soul of the musician. I hesitate to say spiritual, but I think that's really what's going on here. Euge Groove is fulfilling his purpose in a really powerful, positive way. He's communicating with us like he was meant to, providing yet another collection of pure joy and good feelings, delivered in a classy, uplifting package that will become one of this genre's forever classics. Euge believes strongly that everyone comes into this world with unique abilities and special gifts. "If we are fortunate enough to have great people around us, those natural abilities can be nurtured along," he says. Euge Groove has the gifts, has surrounded himself with professionals who have the passion for using their gifts, and together they have created a truly outstanding collection of sax-driven Smooth Jazz. BORN 2 GROOVE rocks! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tasteful and unaffected. June 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD
With a pleasingly unaffected, natural-sounding delivery and a considerable talent for writing original songs ranging from soulful ballads to funky shuffles or relatively conventional standard-influenced material, Euge Groove has made another great recording with "Born 2 Groove".
The aforementioned range of his material is what immediately impresses ­but this eclecticism is entirely unforced, enabling him to express straightforward heart-on-sleeve emotion one minute ("I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know") and emulate the penchant for "gospel/R&B" songs the next ("Café del Soul" and "Religify") without any undue abruptness of transition.
The neat tastefulness of his bandmates and the controlled power of his arrangements help in this process. But overall it is the clear commitment and patent sincerity of Euge himself ("Baby If You Only New"), for instance, contains some of the most unaffected passages you're ever likely to hear in the current saccharine Smooth Jazz trend ), not to mention his sheer musicality and ability to deliver a song in a variety of modes and moods, that make this album so attractive.
Throughout, Euge's emotional saxophones (he is one of the surest-toned sax players currently operating and his playing is both subtle and assured) are artfully blended with striking, alternately delicate and robust orchestral colours and vocals ( the great Jeffrey Osborne and the former Temptations lead singer Ali "Ollie" Woodson perform on two tracks) so that each piece becomes an organic whole rather than (as too often in such projects) a too easy, sugary confection in which shimmering strings are the icing on a relatively bland jazz cake.
Intelligently paced like a well-arranged club set, this is his most personal statement to date as an artist and an assured recording from a musician to watch.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! June 27, 2007
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LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! describes my review of "Born 2 Groove". There isn't one song on the CD that I don't like. The order of the songs is perfect for listening too. I think Euge Groove outdid himself on this album, as impossible as that may seem, in light of the quality of his other albums. We have all of Euge Groove's music, enjoy it all, and it just depends what mood we are in as to which CD gets put into the player. We haven't stopped playing "Born 2 Groove" though since it was released. One other suggestion would be to go see Euge Groove live in concert if you get the opportunity. In addition to being a wonderful musician, he is clever and witty and a definite crowd pleaser. If you want to get up and dance at his concert, you won't be out of place. He is a phenomenal entertainer!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Euge has done it again! June 20, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Quite simply, another masterpiece. Euge has the proven formula for producing hit, after hit, after hit. His style is smooth, his songs are tight, and his concerts are awesome. This is yet another stellar CD. Thanks for giving your all, with every project Euge. Hurry and make it back to Houston for another live concert!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! October 9, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've never heard of him before and a friend just told me to pick this one up. Man, I'm glad I did! The album is literally filled with soul, seduction, and wonderful smooth jazz. A totally moving piece. Take a close listen!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Euge hits this one out of the park August 26, 2007
By Reggie
Format:Audio CD
After being mildly disappointed with his last release I was hoping Euge would not lose my interest. Well folks he hit this one out of the park. There is not a song on this CD that I do not enjoy. His work with Paul Brown always produces fiyah. I typically hate when vocals are allowed to muddy the CD but Ollie Woodson and Jeffery Osborne vocals with Euges sax is match made in heaven. I have played this CD over and over and I would have to put it right there with Living Large as my second best CD by Euge (his first is still my alltime favorite). I highly recommend this offering and look forward to his sweet sound in the future.

Reggie
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good to go!!
Published 17 days ago by Gregory Fletcher
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I really is enjoying the Jazz CD.
Published 2 months ago by Carrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner!
I love this artist and there is nothing to say except that it is great like all his other CDs.
Published 5 months ago by Sheryl J.Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Born to Groove
Really great CD> I have listened to it over and over again. Some songs are so so good!! Get it.
Published 5 months ago by Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD
Good kick back music, when you want to invite friends over for dinner, to chat about old times and relax.
Published 9 months ago by John Waller
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Huge Grove!
One of my favorite albums. He is a very talented musician and this is my favorite album that he has put out.
Published 9 months ago by E. Marcoux
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, Very Good
This is an excellent cd.He got this one "right". It is the signature sound of Euge Groove. I can recomment this cd to others who enjoy his sound.
Published 17 months ago by DAVID E. BERRY
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
I really like this CD, love putting it on while i have dinner guests for after for drinks, and enjoy listening to in the car as well. Very soft and gentle on the soul.
Published 17 months ago by A. Baron
4.0 out of 5 stars suprisingly enjoyable
Have always liked Euge Groove. Didn't know what to expect. Took a chance and enjoy it a lot. Nice mix of songs.
Published 20 months ago by susan
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it
If you love jazz, you'll love this great artist and fabulous CD! You'll want to turn up the volume on these tracks...
Published 20 months ago by Bev L.
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