For more than a decade, Groove Collective has been transcending categories with one goal in mind: to move listeners' minds and feet. This crew of New York City-based Jazz-Funk-Afrocuban-Electronic stylistic adventurers have been laying down grooves that buzz and always have the crowd on its feet and dancing. Jam? These guys helped shape the modern definition. It is appropriate that they are newly signed to the Savoy Jazz Worldwide imprint as 'People People Music Music' takes the listener on a musical journey around the globe beginning with the Afro-pop sound of "Forgotten Travelers," and continues into the Cuban jam "Tito" (a tribute to the legendary Mr. Puente) and onwards to the smoky NYC jazz lounge vibe of Herbie Hancock's "Speak Like A Child" and the club beats of "What If" and "Set Up."
Groove Collective are: Jonathan Maron (bass), Barney McAll (Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, piano), Fabio Morgera (trumpet, flugelhorn, effects), Jay Rodriquez (saxophones, flutes, bass clarinet), Genji Siraisi (drums, programming, vocals) and Chris "Ifatoye" Theberge (congas, bata drums, percussion). Special guests on the album include producer DJ Spinna, funk legend Fred Wesley, vocalists Eddie Bobé and DeLouie Avant, Jr., percussionist Tony Rodriguez, trombonist Reut Regev, guitarist Liberty Ellman and keyboardist Victor Axelrod.