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Grover Washington Jr

Grover Washington Jr

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Grover Washington Jr.

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 13 April 1973

GROVER WASHINGTON Jr. became one of Kudu's brightest lights by a complete one in a million accident. "I was called in to do a background ...

Grover's Bringing Jazz Back to the Charts

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, December 1973

"IT ALL HAPPENED so fast. One day people weren't listening to jazz — they'd look at an album and say 'This is jazz, this is ...

Grover Washington: Mister Magic

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 29 April 1975

IN JAZZ circles, Grover Washington Jr. is even unique because though he has been commercially successful in a big way, he still appeals to the ...

Grover Washington Jr.: Mister Magic (Kudu KU20)

Review by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 4 October 1975

POLYDOR HAVE been a little slow in putting this album from jazz-funk maestro sax-man Grover Washington into the marketplace. ...

George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr.: Paramount Theatre, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 January 1976

A concert of funk and syncopation ...

Blow for Love and Money: Crossover Jazz in the Seventies

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, March 1977

In the first part of a detailed investigation Davitt Sigerson chronicles how "jazz" found its way back to the commercial big league. ...

Blow for Love and Money part 2: Since The Explosion

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, April 1977

In part two of his analysis of crossover jazz, Davitt Sigerson looks at developments during the last three years. ...

Grover's Motown 'Seed' Is Bearing Fruit A Plenty

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, January 1979

ALTHOUGH on odd occasions they have varied their musical direction – notably into Country & Western for a minute and via the Rare Earth Rock-Pop ...

Grover Washington Jr: The Man

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, June 1979

By way of many fine recordings and countless live performances, Grover has become acknowledged as one of the decade's most talented musicians. But what of ...


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