Saturday, October 04, 2008

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase:
Meet the Godfathers of Groove

This week, we've got four very short video clips featuring the Godfathers of Groove, who are coming to St. Louis to appear at Jazz at The Bistro starting next Wednesday, October 8 through Saturday, October 11. With the well-seasoned veteran Reuben Wilson on organ, legendary session man Bernard "Pretty" Purdie playing drums and Grant Green, Jr., son of legendary guitarist and St. Louis native Grant Green, on guitar, the Godfathers might be thought of as a sort of soul-jazz supergroup, with deep roots in the old-school organ-trio sound.

Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot of video of them online, so we'll have to make do with some brief teaser-type clips. All together, these four excerpts from a performance last December at the Jazz Cafe in London total less than six minutes of running time, but they should provide at least a general idea of the group's vibe and what to expect next week at the Bistro.

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