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Supergroovin'

by The Super Groovers

A musical cocktail of jazz/funk/Latin original instrumental songs with infectious grooves and memorable melodies that has a retro vibe created, performed and recorded by sax player Frank Villafranca and keyboard player Andrew D. Gordon.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Super Groover
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2. It Will Come Back To You
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3. Spiritual Seeker
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4. Past, Present and Future Expressway
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5. To Our Loved Ones
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6. Seaside Adventures In Hollypool
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7. To The T
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8. Groovin' With The In Crowd
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"The Super Groovers" consists of a core group of two super talented musicians Frank Villafranca playing tenor, alto and soprano saxophones and Andrew D. Gordon playing keyboards, guitar, bass, computer programming, creating modern jazz/funk/latin/blues tunes with a retro vibe, creating memorable melodies and irresistible grooves.

The single "Super Groover" made it to the "most added" in the Smooth Jazz genre of Radio & Records for the week of May 14th. 2007

Comments from radio stations:
Super Groovers -- is that a great name for a jazz unit, or what? Whoever these fellows are, their eponymous track is melodic, energetic, hook-laden and has a summer-y vibe ...
Carol Archer Smooth Jazz Editor Radio & Records magazine.

Andrew, Truth in namefyin'! This is truely a super groovin' cd! I'll be using all tracks on my show "COOL JOOLZ" You tread the perfect realm of groovey jazzy beatz and great musicianship that so pleases my sense of "Oh yeah" "SUPER GROOVER & SPIRITUAL SEEKER" are my faves so far. How'd you channel Jimmie Smith on them pipes man!!! Please keep me on your active promo list. I'm on air year round (NON STUDENT)and do multi shows. Thanks, MITCHELL MENDYS
WKNH KEENE STATE COLLEGE 229 MAIN ST KEENE N.H. 03435

This is a funky group which gets back to basics by providing music which is good to dance to and exciting to listen to - a heady mix. Tony Augarde BBC England

This Cd is very good. For all music lovers, no excuse to not have this CD right now on your CD player. Buy it, and you will have no regret and I'm sure like us, you will just love it. Gi Dussault Upper Room Radio Show Fairfield CT

Outstanding jazz project to have. The opening track just jumps out and grabs you shaking the musical daylights into you with a great mambo jazz style. After hearing all the tracks the music "will come back to you." A must have for your jazz collection, trust me! Leon Reyes KVMR Radio 89.5 FM Nevada City/Sacramento Ca Host: Leon's Jazz In A Box

You seem to have the slick production of smooth jazz but there is a certain hipness and rhythm to your music that makes it a cut above the rest. Sorta of LA "60 's groove meets Steely Dan... very cool. Stephen Rourke Singapore 365 radio

I make them know that I have received the CD thank you very much. I have liked the cd very much, am very interesting and of great quality and very advisable for the lovers of the good music. JOSEP PALMADA RED HOT BLUES RADIO VILAFANT SPAIN

Great Album. Fantastic stuff for our Radio Station. Alex Pijnen BRTO Radio The Netherlands

This is an aptly named Recording it is certainly Super and it also Grooves to an exceptionally high level. This is quite simply a terrific C.D.the mixture works very well and the Compositions and Arrangements vary the Tempo with a fair degree of skill while retaining sound harmonies from first to last. Without wishing to single out any specific tracks I was very impressed with the Bluesy feel on "To Our Loved Ones" , superbly done. The CD gets better with each playing. This is the kind of Music which goes down well on my Jazz Programmes on K.C.R. Full marks to ALL concerned. Best Wishes, John Reid, Keith Community Radio 102.8 FM Keith, Banffshire, SCOTLAND

The CD "Supergroovin" by your outfit The Supergroovers certainly left it's mark on us all and most certainly will receive some very good air-play on our leading Latin Jazz show "Fiesta Jazz" with Saul Zavarce Saturday 11am to 1pm. Peter Merritt PBS106.7FM Melbourne Australia

The Super Groovers are a very tight-sounding group that makes the best use of the saxophones, keyboards, guitar, bass, computer programming, etc. to create an upbeat sounding jazz/funk/latin/blues that will compliment any Jazz collection. Your music definitely compliments my playlist. Whitester Radio-Smooth Jazz

It is a very nice CD combining elements of smooth and straight jazz. I will be giving some of the tracks airplay on my shows. Cheers George FM New Zealand Mark Robinson

The Super Groovers "Supergroovin is great. Currently, I have two tracks in rotation Past, Present & Future Expressway and It will Come Back To You. Will add to most desirable CD list asap. Dante Toussaint "The Flow" Your Urban Jazz Connection WTLZ FM Hot 107fm Saginaw Michigan

After playing a couple of cuts from the release, I like it as well as some of the listeners. It will definitely be in the rotation. A very big sound, keep up the work. Randy Love KAWC Radio Yuma Arizona

About Andrew D. Gordon

Andrew was born in London England and played all around England with different bands including the famed Marquee club. He moved to Los Angeles in 1979 where he has been able to create a successful music educational publishing company A.D.G. Productions with over 100 instructional books published with Andrew having written over 30 books.

Andrew is an exceptional all round experienced keyboard player as well as a guitarist, having played in a variety of musical situations throughout Europe, USA and Asia. Andrew has released two solo synthesizer albums which have received airplay on both Radio and TV world wide. His experience has enabled him to compose, produce and arrange music for many artists, TV Shows, film, theater, commercials, at his home studio.

Andrew began his musical training at the age of 7, studying classical piano for 12 years. He has studied Synthesizer Programming at UCLA and was chosen to participate, by B.M.I., in their film scoring workshop, instructed by world renowned TV and film composer EARL HAGEN. Andrew also studied Jazz piano for 6 years with top jazz pianist MIKE GARSON.

About Frank Villafranca

Frank Villafranca is originally from Buffalo, NY. He attended "Berklee College Of Music" majoring in jazz performance in the late 1970's. As a saxophonist, Frank’s musical career started as an arranger/performer in the Boston area where he performed with numerous top 40 bands including the pop group “Tavares” famous for their top 40 hit “Penny For Your Thoughts”. He also arranged and composed for local groups in the Boston area while recording with "Fresh Tracks" studio where he acquired many TV and radio credits.

Frank arrived on the L.A. scene in 1984 and has performed in many groups. He is an accomplished soloist and is the author of two instructional jazz books, "Outstanding Saxophone Solos" and "Blues Horn Ensemble Playing For Beginners" available throughout the world published by ADG Productions, Andrew's music educational publishing company.


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Manny LaGod

What a joy to listen to
I love this CD! It has a great feel for legit contemporay jazz which I love! You gotta have this CD in your collection! Enjoy!

Smoothjazz.com Review

Jazz with a capital "J!"
Make no mistake about it… when you check out this new disc, you’re going to hear Jazz with a capital “J.” L.A.-based keyboardist/guitarist Andrew D. Gordon and sax man Frank Villafranca, calling themselves The Super Groovers, have put together an exceedingly cool collection of original contemporary jazz tunes, expertly embellished with elements of blues, funk, and Latin grooves. SUPERGROOVIN’ draws from their vast experience as performers and authors. In fact, they’ve published a whole series of instructional guides with titles ranging from “60 of the Funkiest Keyboard Riffs Known to Mankind” to “100 Ultimate Blues Riffs for Saxophone” to “Rhythm Guitar Workout," available through their A.D.G. Productions. So, the question is, do they eat their own cooking? Absolutely! They feast on it, as a matter of fact. This album is filled with a compelling retro vibe that’ll remind you at times of Booker T and the MG’s (check out the bluesy “To Our Loved Ones”) and at other times has more of a fusion feel, like something from the Crusaders or Herbie Hancock songbooks. In addition to the lead-off track, “Super Groover,” with its lively, festive Latin pulse, I especially dig the fast-paced “Seaside Adventures in Hollypool” and the Latin-flavored “To the T.” SUPERGROOVIN’ from The Super Groovers is a fun, festive musical romp offering a whole lot to like! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN