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Euge Groove: Livin’ Large

Three albums featured in this month’s column include covers of James Taylor’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.” One interpretation that is actually successful is saxophonist Euge Groove’s rendition, which opens his third album, Livin’ Large (Narada). It’s a pretty, grooving version featuring multitracked harmonizing saxes. On the title track, “XXL” and “Silhouette,” Groove turns in muscular, catchy performances, while on “Take You Higher” his delivery is intimate, as his low-pitched saxophone almost whispers the melody.

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