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An image still from Groove LTD's promo video for First Class, their debut album

Groove LTD’s Debut Album Getting Rave Reviews!

First of all, I’d like to share that our new album, “First Class” as Groove LTD has remained #1 on the Amazon Best Sellers list for several weeks in a row in several genres. So thank you all so very, very much for your support of our latest project!

The album has also been on the SmoothJazz.com “Most Added” charts as well as Billboard’s “Most Added”.

We have several interviews coming up to celebrate the release of “First Class” so be sure to check out my events page to find out when and where we’ll be!

In the meantime, I’d like to share a few of the reviews we’ve received for the album!


 

First View by Hans-Bernd Hulsmann // “When two musical elemental forces come together, something extraordinary is created. […] Groove LTD. opens the album with First Class and covers its name with glory. The song shimmers in Benson like guitar style with Shannon’s extra sax appeal fully equipped with a string orchestra. Uprising turns up the volume with a disco beat with Shannon completely unleashed and an exceptionally disposed Jonathan Fritzen on piano. […] Music lovers will be fascinated by how casually Shannon weaves famous sequences in her presentation.” Read More…

Groove LTD by JMS on Sonic Soul Reviews // “Der geölte Blitz! U-Nam spielt die Gitarre in Sinn und Stil der Smooth-Fusion-Soul-Pop-Jazz Größen – George Benson kommt unvermittelt vorbei, aber nur um freundlich grüßend um die nächste Kurve abzubiegen und die Show dem Saiten-Mann aus Frankreich zu überlassen. Für sein neues Album braucht´s zudem Platz auf der Bühne, auf der sich im Schlaglicht auch die Shannon Kennedy und ihr hochglanz-poliertes Saxofon breit macht.” Read More…

Groove LTD by Denis Poole on Smooth Jazz Therapy // “Another choice re-imagining comes in the form of ‘Pheromones’ […] which here (courtesy of Shannon Kennedy’s picture perfect playing) is quite simply an easy grooving gem. Much the same can be said of Kennedy’s astute interplay with U-Nam for the Womack and Womack classic ‘Teardrops’ […] The wonderfully shuffling beat of ‘Summer Nights’ finds Kennedy delivering a performance that marks out the song as one of the album’s standouts while elsewhere her tender interpretation of ‘Lovedrive’ produces something akin to instrumental quiet storm. However the mood never stays relaxed for too long and this is evidenced by the mid-tempo ‘Coastline’ where velvety horn arrangements complement fiery sax from Kennedy […] Highly recommended.” Read More…

Groove LTD by Ronald Jackson on The Smooth Jazz Ride // “Packed with funk, lots of snap, and soulful rhythms, the album touches that smooooth nerve that resides in c-jazzers. Tracks like the infectious head-boppin’ and busy lead and title track, as well as the catchy up-tempo “Uprising” — which features keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen – show off U-Nam at his usual top-tier best and allows Kennedy to shine ever so brightly on sax. Speaking of Kennedy, her gritty tenor sax offering on “Pheromones,” truly one of my faves here, gets down into the very depths of one’s soul and really moves things around in there.” Read More…

Groove LTD by Ken Powell on The Doughnut // “Shannon Kennedy, however, is the personification of that sexiness and clearly the marketing guys for her new album ‘First Class’ think the same […] With five previous albums and various solo projects under her belt Kennedy’s experience shows through with her slick, well-crafted lines knowing just when to growl,when to purr and when to claw. […] I find it hard to pick out a track to recommend as a favourite because they’re all so good. Perhaps ‘Lovedrive’ would be contender with both sax and guitar, at times, racing through some cool funky lines during their solos?” Read More…