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Ameen Saleem Grooves on New Album

Ameen Saleem: The Groove LabJazz bassist Ameen Saleem has released a genre-mixing album, The Groove Lab.

Saleem (Roy Hargrove Quintet and the Roy Hargrove Big Band — Hargrove plays trumpet and flugelhorn on The Groove Lab) says only plays jazz, but also funk. Really, if a bass is available, he’ll play it.

However, the sound of the album, and the thought process behind it, is best expressed by Saleem and the other musicians who appear on the album, including Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and organ; Jeremy Clemons handling drums and percussion; Stacy Dillard on tenor and soprano sax; Gregory Hutchinson, also on drums; Craig Magnano on guitar, and Mavis Swan Poole and Ramona Dunlop on vocals. “Some music is timeless,” Saleem says. “And hopefully this is, also.”

The Groove Lab is available on CD and for download at iTunes.

The Groove Lab Track List:

  1. Korinthis
  2. Epiphany
  3. Don’t Walk Away
  4. I.L.Y.T.
  5. Love Don’t
  6. Neo
  7. For My Baby
  8. “A” Theme
  9. Best Kept Secret
  10. Baby It’ll Be Alright
  11. So Glad
  12. Possibilities
  13. For Tamisha