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Smilin' in Paradise

by Catch the Groove

Contemporary Jazz with High Energy, Sensual and Soulful Magic.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shaken Not Stirred
4:19 $0.99
2. She's My Groove
4:19 $0.99
3. When I See Your Smile
4:24 $0.99
4. Paradise
4:01 $0.99
5. Bolero De Funk
3:10 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
A few years ago, as a funked-up, multi-faceted smooth urban jazz vibe was taking hold of his emerging Jacksonville, FL ensemble, guitarist and group founder, Ellis White, and his band mates were working on tunes to incorporate into their live set. One day during rehearsal, White called out, “Hey, did you catch that groove I just did?” That phrase became the perfect moniker for the freewheeling, high octane, rhythm driven band. Catch The Groove’s debut EP Smilin’ In Paradise, is full of cherry-picked tracks that the band recorded to reflect all the high energy, sensual and soulful magic they’re known for
on stage. Guitarist/Producer, Nils wrote and produced their first single, “Shaken Not Stirred” - an infectious old school soul-jazz tune which features funky old school horns (creating a buoyant, classic Stevie Wonder-like vibe) and crisp, tight
electric guitar.

Dig a little deeper and Catch The Groove turns on the candlelight for “When I See Your Smile”, an elegant and atmospheric keyboard and passionate sax driven ballad with an easy crunching groove. “She’s My Groove” eases from a raw distorted
percussive industrial vibe with dark toned moodiness into a bright blast of bass fired fusion. The groove intensive “Paradise” is a whimsical musical joy showcasing the powerhouse playing of each member with the flavor of the Islands and
features alternating lead melody horn lines from Michael’s sax and Max’s Trumpet along with cool injections by White’s guitar. Beginning life as an older piece “Bolero De Funk” is a lively, tight funk jam with Latin overtones – including a tasteful
electric guitar solo. “The fun part of this band,” says Ellis “is getting to play, perform and now write and record with an amazingly talented and diverse group of musicians. I have a tremendous amount of respect for these fabulous guys. We work well together because everyone brings a uniquely creative spirit and musical voice to the mix.”

“While most emerging bands in the smooth urban jazz realm, thinking “simpler” will translate to more immediate airplay, play it close to the vest and in the pocket with a singular identifiable sound, Jacksonville’s wild and freewheeling Catch The Groove spreads the jamming melodic joy around. Refreshingly, each member gets ample lead time and solo spotlights,
creating a diverse, high-octane vibe that draws from the many genres comprising the members’ musical backgrounds.
The result is an exciting fusion of urban, rock, funk, R&B and blues that transcends the predictable nature of so much of the genre’s music. With Nils in their camp now, and some spectacular composing and production of their own, they will soon be more than a North Florida phenomenon. Everybody needs to Catch the Groove!”
- Jonathan Widran



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