11 Songs, 54 Minutes

Mastered for iTunes
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5 out of 5

20 Ratings

20 Ratings

SmoothJazz.com Review


Ten albums into one of Smooth Jazz’s most inspiring and compelling careers, Euge Groove reminds us on his latest infectious, infinitely melodic and easy grooving gem that he’s still cool…still sexy…still unafraid to embrace his soul music ancestors…and yes, STILL EUGE! The multi-saxophonist taps into his passion for blues and gospel while stirring up a fresh batch of danceable jams and steamy ballads, including one featuring the dreamy acoustic guitar of Peter White. Euge complements these core tunes with deeply soulful vocal tracks featuring two of R&B’s greatest, Rahsaan Patterson and Oleta Adams. After 16 years of mesmerizing his fans with some of the genre’s greatest hits, it’s refreshing to know that he’s STILL EUGE! ~ Jonathan Widran



I said delicious!



Wow.........still Groving it my friend, thank You so much for your Music,being so real , and for sharing it with me, u is the Bomb!!!!...

About Euge Groove

Euge Groove -- a pseudonym for saxophone journeyman Steven Eugene Grove -- began playing piano in the second grade and turned to the saxophone at the age of nine or ten. His teacher gave him a classical education on the instrument, which he continued at the University of Miami's School of Music, where he became interested in jazz. Upon graduation, he initially remained in Miami doing sessions and playing in bands such as Expose, where he can be heard on the group's 1987 number one single "Seasons Change."

He then moved to Los Angeles and joined Tower of Power, remaining with the group for about four years. Following this experience, he freelanced, doing sessions and working in backup bands, his clients included Joe Cocker, Eurythmics, the Gap Band, Huey Lewis & the News, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Eros Ramazotti, and Richard Marx. His saxophone appeared on Marx's Top 20 pop and number one AC hit "Keep Coming Back" in 1991.

At the end of the '90s, Grove developed the persona of Euge Groove, a reworking of his real name, and recorded a demo that attracted the attention of various labels. This demo soon landed him with Warner Bros. Euge Groove, his debut album, was released in May 2000. At the time, the saxophonist was touring in Tina Turner's backup band. He followed up with 2002's Play Date, featuring the singles "Slam Dunk" and "Rewind." In 2004, Grove moved to Narada for the '70s pop-soul-inflected Livin' Large. Grove stuck with the '70s vibe for 2005's Just Feels Right, and then incorporated a more gospel approach for 2007's Born 2 Groove.

He moved to Shanachie for 2009's Sunday Morning. In 2011, Grove returned with his seventh studio effort, the fittingly titled Seven Large on Shanachie, with two more releases following for the label, 2012's House of Groove and 2014's Got 2 B Groovin. In 2016 he delivered Still Euge, featuring guest appearances from Chuck Loeb, Peter White, and others. The similarly funky Groove On! followed on Shanachie in 2017. ~ William Ruhlmann

    Hagerstown, MD
  • BORN
    November 27, 1962



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