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Back to the Groove by Patrick Yandall

"Back to the Groove" is San Diego guitarist Patrick Yandall's fourth album release. The 12-track album features the best jazz contributors, including Carl Evans Jr., Hollis Gentry III, James East, Richard Adkins, Michael Evans, Duncan Moore, Monette Marino, Kamau Kenyatta and Keni Yarbrough.

Fans may associate Yandall with his last two releases, which have received extensive airplay: "A Lasting Embrace" (1997) and "Of Two

Influenced by Larry Carlton, Wes Montgomery and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yandall incorporates melodies, rhythms and guitar groove that will inspire and move any listener. For example, "Your Move", features the talent of Carl Evans Jr. of Fattburger, along with James East and others. This selection makes you want to get up and dance. Nice.

Yandall infuses many of musical influences into his music--contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, hip-hop, pop, fusion and Latin. From the smooth "Yukiye" to the adult contemporary favorite "You're the Only Woman", Yandall leaves any listener anticipating the next album release.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Patrick Yandall
  • CD Title: Back to the Groove
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Zangi Records
  • Musicians: Patrick Yandall (guitars, keyboards, g/synth and programming) with guest musicians.
  • Rating: Four Stars
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