Groove Frequencies is a project by bassist, keyboardist and writer
Johnny E. Stewart. He follows the concept to write smooth jazz
music with a groove and bring in musicians that he has met through
the years. All started with In The Groove in 2017,
followed by Groove Frequencies (2018). Back To The
Groove is the third album, available August 2, 2019.
The current live performance lineup consists of Jimmy Reid
(saxophone), Clay Benjamin ( guitar), Vince Wiley (keyboards),
Jason Meekins (drums) and Johnny E. Stewart (bass & keyboards).
Guest musicians on selected tracks are Ryan Haynesworth (guitar),
Dawoud Said (acoustic piano), and Sherree Patrice (vocals).
Johnny E. Stewart has written all songs with the exception of
Happy Feelings, which was written by Frankie Beverly (Maze).
"There’s a vibe Groove Frequencies’ music transmits and I write
the music to ensure it doesn’t change", comments Johnny.
Jump right into the groove with the title song. Crystal clear
sonic sound in a funky environment. If you like to listen to the
saxophone, Jimmy Reid is the perfect choice for you. Forming
several melody lines into a harmony at the same time is no easy
Just after the first notes you know The Beauty Of Love is
a radio hit. The appealing melody lead by Jimmy's sax in combination
with Clay's uplifting guitar pulls the spot-on trigger. My
Renee conveys heartfelt romantic feelings, as only a love
ballade can do. Jimmy is the messenger with Armor's arrows in
Latin Loose has something of a relaxed liberation, with
Jimmy and Clay on their instruments emulating the state of
ecstatic ecstasy. Smile For Me features Dawoud Said on acoustic
piano. His performance is tight and has this loveable groovy
The bass powered Funky "J" awakes associations to bass
albums of Wayman Lawrence Tisdale or Julian Vaughn. The song
Happy Feelings was originally performed by Frankie Beverly and
Maze for their groundbreaking album Maze in 1977. Their
first album after the group changed the name and signed to Capitol
Records. Sherree Patrice is the featured vocalist of this
rendition, a singer with an impressive history only surpass by her
40 To Memphis is an homage to the interstate 40
connecting Tennessee's three largest cities Memphis, Nashville,
and Knoxville. The principle of playing together is lightened with
small solo parts to a vibrant event. When You Believe
shows the roots of the group with an instrumental hymn in gospel
style. The reprise of My
Renee sets the end point with a soft melody highlight.
With Back To The
Groove Johnny E. Stewart keeps his promise and accomplishes
his mission to bring the groove to the people. These hooked laden
vibes will not miss their mark.
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Title: Back To The Groove
Artist: Groove Frequencies
Genre: Smooth Jazz
1) Back To The Groove feat. Jimmy Reid & Ryan Haynesworth (4:13)
2) The Beauty Of Love feat. Clay Benjamin & Jimmy Reid (4:46)
3) My Renee feat.
Jimmy Reid (4:51)
4) Latin Loose feat. Clay Benjamin & Jimmy
5) Smile For Me feat. Dawoud Said (4:27)
6) Funky "J" feat. Jimmy Reid (4:45)
Feelings feat. Clay Benjamin & Sherree Patrice (5:29)
To Memphis feat. Jimmy Reid & Clay Benjamin (4:22)
You Believe feat. Jimmy Reid (4:47)
10) My Renee (Reprise)