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Maximum Grooves: Coast to Coast

Maximum Grooves’ Coast to Coast recalls the best CTI records from the ’70s, a period when first-rate jazz soloists such as Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine and George Benson among others were able to cut records that were unquestionably pop-based yet still had musical integrity.

Producer/keyboardist/composer Jason Miles enlisted two sharp rhythm sections for this project, opting for a great R&B drummer (Steve Ferrone) and fine pop and smooth-jazz percussionist (Gene Lake) matched with an excellent groove bassist (Will Lee) and one better known for mainstream and hard-bop fare (James Genus). Then he brought in the all-star horn men, guitarists and assorted extras and began mixing and matching.

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