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Grover Washington Jr. - Feels So Good (Album Version)

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Feels So Good (Album Version)

Grover Washington, Jr. - Arranged by Bob James

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The aptly titled and much-sampled Feels So Good represents the creative apex of Grover Washington, Jr.'s sublime electric funk sound. Its shimmering, soulful grooves refute the argument that smooth jazz is little more than mere ambience, combining expert playing and intricate songwriting to create music that is both compelling and comforting. Arranger Bob James is in top form here, creating the spacious, rich milieus that are his trademark, but regardless of the name above the title, bassist Louis Johnson is the real star of the show. His supple rhythms percolate like coffee, adding oomph to the bottom of highlights "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" while Washington's cream-and-sugar soprano sax solos soar over the top.
© Jason Ankeny /TiVo

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1
The Sea Lion
00:05:57

Grover Washington, Jr., Main Artist - Bob James, Composer, Lyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1975 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Moonstreams
00:05:55

Grover Washington, Jr., Main Artist, Composer, Lyricist - Bob James, Recording Arranger - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1975 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Knucklehead
00:07:59

Grover Washington, Jr., Main Artist, Composer, Lyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1975 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
It Feels So Good
00:08:19

William Salter, Composer, Lyricist - Grover Washington, Jr., Main Artist - Ralph McDonald, Composer, Lyricist - Bob James, Recording Arranger, - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1975 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Hydra
00:09:09

Grover Washington, Jr., Main Artist, Composer, Lyricist - Brandon Barnes, Composer, Lyricist - Brian McKnight, Composer, Lyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1975 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The aptly titled and much-sampled Feels So Good represents the creative apex of Grover Washington, Jr.'s sublime electric funk sound. Its shimmering, soulful grooves refute the argument that smooth jazz is little more than mere ambience, combining expert playing and intricate songwriting to create music that is both compelling and comforting. Arranger Bob James is in top form here, creating the spacious, rich milieus that are his trademark, but regardless of the name above the title, bassist Louis Johnson is the real star of the show. His supple rhythms percolate like coffee, adding oomph to the bottom of highlights "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" while Washington's cream-and-sugar soprano sax solos soar over the top.
© Jason Ankeny /TiVo

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