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Mike LeDonne & the Groover Quartet: That Feelin’

Organist Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet makes a soulful noise on That Feelin’. LeDonne, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Joe Farnsworth have been doing their thing together since 2004, and this album displays their seasoned chemistry, with a brash, full-bodied sound that wouldn’t be out of place on a late-’50s Blue Note … Read More “Mike LeDonne & the Groover Quartet: That Feelin’”

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Mike LeDonne: Awwlright!

Fans of vintage soul-jazz organ combos are not only likely to concur with the title of keyboardist Mike LeDonne’s latest release, they may even find the album worthy of an additional exclamation point or two. It’s soulful, Hammond B-3 stuff, all right, from top to bottom and chorus to chorus, with plenty of thoroughly evocative … Read More “Mike LeDonne: Awwlright!”

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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 … Read More “Mike LeDonne: I Love Music”

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