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Groove For Thought

Groove For Thought

Mixed Vocal Jazz Sextet from Seattle, WA.

Infectious grooves, stunning arrangements, and electrifying solos are just some of the phrases used to describe Seattle based vocal group Groove For Thought. Since 1998, GFT has brought their unique brand of jazz and R&B infused tunes to festival, concert, school, and nightclub audiences throughout the United States and abroad.

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2005 - Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions
2005 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Audience Favorites
2005 - Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals Best Original Song - Kevin Kunz - Walk The Straighter Road
2003 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Arrangement - Groove for Thought
2003 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Audience Favorites
2003 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes 2nd Place Winners
2002 - Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Arrangement - Gotta Lotta Lemons

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Groove For Thought : Groove For Thought : 1 CD

Groove For Thought : Groove For Thought    Out of Print

All male Pacific Northwest sextet Groove for Thought's debut CD is here, not surprisingly titled "Groove for Thought." We last saw GFT at the 2005 Harmony Sweeps Finals, where they won both the Best Original Song award for group member Kevin Kunz' "Walk the Straighter Road" and the National Championship. "Groove" is an excellent, jazzy, beautifully arranged album, but we need to warn a cappella purists that there is a lot of accompaniment with these 14 songs. Our favorites are the two pure a cappella tunes, Kevin's wonderful arrangement of "Joy to the World," and Billy Joel's "And So It Goes." We also once again enjoyed "Walk the Straighter Road," which has some light piano accompaniment. Kevin's hot, jazzy originals "Lay It Back," "A Better Place," "Gotta Lotta Lemons," "My Perfect Day," all accompanied, are also very good; as is Chick Corea's "La Fiesta." The Kelly Kunz-arranged hymn "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" completes our favorites. GFT has some of the best original writing and arranging we've heard and a clean, pure sound that needs no accompaniment of any kind to blow us away!.

Songlist: Intro (Lay It Back), Lay It Back, A Better Place, Joy To The World, And So It Goes, Interlude 1, Gotta Lotta Lemons, My Perfect Day, Lean On Me, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Interlude 2, La Fiesta, Intro (Walk The Straighter Road), Walk The Straighter Road

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7501c | 1 CD | $14.98 ON SALE $ | Some a cappella

Groove For Thought : Inspired : 1 CD

Groove For Thought : Inspired    Out of Print

We were first blown away by Seattle's 7-voice (6 men, 1 woman) Groove for Thought when they stepped onto the stage at the Harmony Sweeps 2005 National Finals, where they won "Best Original Song" and the National Championship. Their amazing arrangements, hot leads, and an infectious, unique blend of jazz and R&B left little doubt in our minds and the judges' who was the best group on stage. The second time was in 2010 on NBC's The Sing-Off, when this talented group survived three intense rounds of tough competition with great performances, gaining millions of fans and joining an elite group-the best performing a cappella ensembles on the planet! "Inspired" is a tour de force collection of 11 cuts that only underline that perception, and is certainly one of our early favorites for best jazz album of the year (although we'd also listen to arguments that it's the best R&B album of the year!) Some favorites are a cappella winners, Michael Jackson's "Human Nature," Ray Charles' hit "Hallelujah, I Love Her So," a sublime arrangement of Lennon/McCartney's "Got to Get You Into My Life" and Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." Accompanied favorites are EWF's "Shining Star," Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" segued into Wilson Pickett's "Knock on Wood," Pickett's "Midnight Hour," Cyndi Lauper's "Who Let in the Rain," and Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet it Is." More accompaniment than we were expecting, but very cut is a gem here-don't miss "Inspired," a powerful album by one of America's best!

Songlist: Shining Star, Human Nature, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours / Knock on Wood, Got to Get You Into My Life, Straight to My Heart, In the Midnight Hour, Who Let In the Rain, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), True Colors

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2084c | 1 CD | $14.95 ON SALE $

Groove For Thought : Songs of Good Cheer : 1 CD

Groove For Thought : Songs of Good Cheer    Out of Print

Wow no wonder this fabulous vocal jazz group were National Champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes and finalists on the Sing-Off TV show! The listener is grabbed immediately by the amazing opening track Carol Of The Bells and the highly innovative arrangements and stellar vocals takes you on a Holiday harmony joy ride. It is so refreshing to hear fresh interpretations of these Christmas songs and there is never a dull moment. Mostly a cappella with occasional light accompaniment this is a recording that vocal jazz fans will play season after season.

Songlist: Carol of the Bells, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Holy Night, Christmas Time Is Here, We Three Kings / O Come, O Come Emmanuel, My Favorite Things, Breath of Heaven, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard on High

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