"Just when you think you may have heard the 'best',
a vocal group completes a long-standing effort to achieve perfection and
the marker is moved up. From the opening tune, 'Oye Como Va' through the
last ballad 'When October Goes', the stylish rhythms and phrasings, the
impeccable harmonies and stunning solos, and the driving blend that never
falters, all tell you this is a unique effort by a very talented
ensemble... the best I could imagine placing before the world stage. It's
golden. Acquire it any way you can!"
“They certainly got the name right. If there were ever a society
that knew how to groove, these kids are that utopia."
~Sean Dargie –
Recorded A Cappella Review Board
impressive new sound in vocal jazz is here, a collection of head-turning
solo talents in the service of a larger groove. They call Colorado home,
but the spirit of Brazil, the South American and Latin rhythms — these
have been imported in bulk for Groove Society's eponymous release. The
arrangements, penned almost entirely by the uber-talented Joe Herbert,
swim leisurely in the silky, pitch-perfect chromaticisms of an often
smokey jazz idiom. But unlike much vocal jazz, Groove Society wisely
allows bass and percussion the prominence of more pop-influenced music.
And most importantly, the impressive young voices have room to shine, room
to riff, and room to lead the group through both their well-worn classic
selections and a few songs that rarely receive the attentions of the jazz
community. Vocal jazz enthusiasts are advised to buy this CD early and
~Jonathan Minkoff, Recorded A Cappella Review Board
"These guys and girls certainly have the soul and rhythm to offer your
listening desires a trip to the moon."
~Season Purcell, The Scroll