Michael Musillami featuring Thomas Chapin
Groove Teacher

Michael Musillami, guitar/composer
Thomas Chapin, flute and alto saxophone
Claudio Roditi, trumpet
Ralph Moore, tenor saxophone
Kent Hewitt, piano
Charles "Chip" Jackson, bass
Steve Johns, drums

1. Seven Blend
2. The Gift
3. Open Ended
4. Off The Glass
5. Groove Teacher
6. Today The Angels Cry
7. Keko Smile
8. Big Ears And The Blues
9. Peninsula


“Hewitt and Chapin are particularly brilliant on this record, having had ample opportunity to absorb Musillami's concept as a composer and bandleader. But, not to be outdone, newcomer Jackson plays a number of show-stopping solos during the course of the program. There are quite a few unexpected twists in this batch of original compositions, including the reggae groove of the title track and the shifting meter (6/8 to 4/4) of the high-intensity modal piece ‘Today the Angels Cry.’”—All Music Guide

“A credit to his leadership capabilities, this is a creative team effort and the whole they achieve together, enhanced by solo improvs from Musillami and other fronting musicians (especially Chapin, to whom the album is dedicated), provide stimulating listening. This outing is everything you'd expect from such high-caliber musicians.”—JazzTimes

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