Zachary Breaux – Groovin'. Label: Ronnie Scott's Jazz House – JHRT 404. Format: CD, Album. Country: UK. Released: 1992. Written-By – Zachary Breaux. 8. Thinking Of Alexis. Companies, etc. Recorded At – Ronnie Scott's. Drums, Percussion – Dennis Davis.
Mike Mainieri - Liner Notes Donald Nicks - Bass Rex Rideout - Keyboards Zachary Breaux - Guitar, Liner Notes, Mastering, Producer Dennis Davis - Percussion, Drums Roy Ayers - Marimba, Vocals, Liner Notes.
Undeniably Zachary Breaux's best album, Groovin' finds the guitarist performing live at Ronnie Scott's Club – a London venue that many British jazz fans consider England's equivalent of New York's Village Vanguard. Some of Breaux's studio material was smothered by excessive production and didn't fully demonstrate what a talented soloist he was, but on these soul-jazz, post-bop, and pop-jazz performances, he isn't worried about fitting into oppressive commercial radio formats. Meanwhile, those who want to hear pop-jazz/NAC music that is soulful instead of boring, contrived, and robotic should check out Breaux's interpretation of the Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway hit "Where Is the Love. The only song on the CD that has nothing to do with jazz is "Red Black and Green," a lively funk tune that finds singer/vibist Roy Ayers joining Breaux's quartet.
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Guitarist Zachary Breaux, who tragically died just a few months after recording this CD (his debut), was a potentially great guitarist with a style coming from George Benson. In fact, his solos are generally more memorable than the purposely commercial material on this set, which largely consists of melodic, jazzy funk jams, usually with rather basic electronic rhythms.
Zachary Charles Breaux (June 26, 1960 – February 20, 1997) was an American jazz guitarist who was influenced by George Benson and Wes Montgomery He played with Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Donald Byrd, Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and Lonnie Liston Smith. Zachary Breaux was born on June 26, 1960 in Port Arthur, Texas
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A classic album for any collection. Disc: 1. 1. Breakfast At The Epiphany. 3. I Told You. 4. Never Can Say Goodbye. The product arrived earlier than promised and worked perfectly. The Thrill is gone is a perfect foil to BB King's universal performances. BB King's popularity makes this version work. I loved "All Blues" almost as much as "Cafe Reggio". Uptown Groove" has great energy, it pulled me in and the performance is laudable, but it is upstaged by "All Blues" and " Cafe Reggio". This was my introduction to "I Love This Life"
|1||Coming Home Baby||6:24|
|4||Alice (Down In Parks Louisiana August1906 -August 1991)||5:47|
|5||Where Is The Love||6:09|
|6||Red Black And Green||5:59|
|8||Thinking Of Alexis||2:50|
- Bass – Donald Nicks
- Drums, Percussion – Dennis Davis
- Guitar – Zachary Breaux
- Keyboards – Rex Rideout
- Vocals, Marimba – Roy Ayers (tracks: 6)
NotesLive at Ronnie Scotts, London
|NYC 6003 2||Zachary Breaux||Groovin' (CD, Album)||NYC Records, Ronnie Scott's Jazz House||NYC 6003 2||US||1993|
|JHMC 023||Zachary Breaux||Groovin' (Cass)||Ronnie Scott's Jazz House||JHMC 023||UK||1992|
|JHR 023||Zachary Breaux||Groovin' (LP, Album)||Ronnie Scott's Jazz House||JHR 023||UK||1992|
|JHCD 023||Zachary Breaux||Groovin' (CD, Album)||Ronnie Scott's Jazz House||JHCD 023||UK||1992|
|JHRT 404||Zachary Breaux||Groovin' (CD, Album)||Ronnie Scott's Jazz House||JHRT 404||UK||1992|