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Vince Seneri: The Prince's Groove

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A masterful keyboardist who has been performing for over twenty years, Vince “The Prince" Seneri releases a scorcher of an album with The Prince's Groove, definitely one of the best jazz organ recordings around. Seneri, who was given the nickname by his peers, plays the Hammond B3 organ with a unique sound and style, making him one of the top B3 players of his generation. Influenced by many other great organists, it was Jimmy Smith who left the biggest mark on Seneri's music.

Seneri selects a repertoire of classic standards and originals designed to showcase the talented cast ...

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Vince Seneri: Street Talk

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This one's on the lightweight side, and devalued by an excess of percussion, probably mostly from poor balance during engineering.

“Steamrollin" is described as “dedicated and written for Jimmy Smith by Vince Seneri," but where Smith swung like “. . ." (quoting the three dots from somebody else's album title of long ago), the bad balance of boom chicka, boom-chick, etc., doesn't contribute drive but loads on needless emphases, like an excess of punctuation. It's not a natural balance, the super-clarity and over-crispness of drum sound sounding like a result of silly over-boosting. Or is it an electronic drum kit ...



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