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Groove Station

Label: Short Notice Music
Released: 2005
Track listing: Groove Station, You Better Believe It, Time Out, Chaotica, Young Dan, Sertao, Long time Comin', Old School

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Jim Cifelli: Groove Station

Read "Groove Station" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


I'm not quite sure if I could label Groove Station as a jazz album without an asterisk. If we're talking about the Paul Shaffer Band on CBS or the Max Weinberg Band on NBC servicing the musical needs of the Letterman/Conan O'Brien shows, then you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Jim ...

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Jim Cifelli: Groove Station

Read "Groove Station" reviewed by Jim Santella


Oh yeah. Just let yourself go. This one carries you away with a solid rhythmic groove that flows naturally from ancient springs somewhere up above. Drinking from these waters will definitely extend your life far beyond the family doctor's expectations. With Groove Station, trumpeter Cifelli brings his mellow sound around for a ...

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Jim Cifelli: Groove Station

Read "Groove Station" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


After three nonet albums, Jim Cifelli has moved away from his “little big band" in order to get into another groove. He does this on Groove Station with a septet, a change of instrumentation, and a clear idea of the direction he is headed. That direction is funk, and while the grooves reverberate with the pulse, ...

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Jim Cifelli: Groove Station

Read "Groove Station" reviewed by John Kelman


With three highly-acclaimed nonet albums to his name, trumpeter Jim Cifelli switches gears for his fourth album, the aptly-titled Groove Station. While soul and R&B grooves suffuse the disc, there is no doubt that Cifelli and his sextet come from a jazz sensibility. With a collective résumé that includes work with Wilson Pickett, Spencer Davis, James ...

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Jim Cifelli: Groove Station

Read "Groove Station" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The funk/groove sound: it seems like you shouldn't have to say too much about it. It's tight, in the pocket; it's good time music, not falling into the “cerebral listening" category; done well, it's a hell of a lot of fun...It's done exceptionally well on Groove Station , where trumpeter Jim Cifelli tries on ...


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