Gerald Albright – “Groovology”

Gerald Albright
On his first release in five years, saxaphonist Gerald Albright returns with a solid funk groove. This is also his first release on Verve/GRP. You may remember Gerald for his funky smooth jazz and quiet storm grooves in the 90’s. He also did the outstanding “Pleasures of the Night” album with vocalist Will Downing. He is described as a “multi-instrumentalist” and takes on the duties of sax, flute, keyboards, drum programming and bass guitar in addition to contributing to the background vocals on this project. Tracks included are “Old School Jam” which is a throwback to the 70’s R&B jams with a new flavor, “Groovology”, “Ain’t No Stoppin'”, and “Don’t Look Back” which pays tribute to “Soul Brother #1” James Brown. He also covers Eric Clapton’s “Change The World” which was inspired by 9-11 and closes the album on an uplifting note with Donnie McClurkin’s “We Fall Down.” Also featured are some great musicians including Sheila “E”, Jeff Lorber, Chuckii Booker (remember him!!!), and Paul Jackson, Jr. You will definitely enjoy the grooves on this album. Welcome back Gerald!!
Read more about Gerald on the Verve/GRP website and his personal website,
P.S. He will be playing at Kimball’s East in Emeryville, Ca. February 7-9. Check Gerald’s website for other tour dates.

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