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Mike LeDonne: I Love Music

Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet has a talent for finding the jazz groove in pop tunes as well as for striking up a righteous groove on jazz tunes. Together 14 years, the band resembles the classic, soulful Blue Note organ combos of yore with a more recent repertoire-especially hits from the ’70s. Organist-leader LeDonne, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Joe Farnsworth project a committed, appealing and identifiable ensemble sound, and they cut loose with blistering solos.

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