Feels So Good

Feels So Good

by Grover Washington Jr.


The aptly titled and much-sampled Feels So Good represents the creative apex of Grover Washington, Jr.'s sublime electric funk sound. Its shimmering, soulful grooves refute the argument that smooth jazz is little more than mere ambience, combining expert playing and intricate songwriting to create music that is both compelling and comforting. Arranger Bob James is in top form here, creating the spacious, rich milieus that are his trademark, but regardless of the name above the title, bassist Louis Johnson is the real star of the show. His supple rhythms percolate like coffee, adding oomph to the bottom of highlights "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" while Washington's cream-and-sugar soprano sax solos soar over the top.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602517910492
catalogNumber: 5003291

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grover Washington   Primary Artist
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Brown   Viola
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
David Nadien   Violin
Seymour Barab   Cello
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Lewis Eley   Violin
Max Ellen   Violin
Barry Finclair   Violin
John Frosk   Trumpet
Steve Gadd   Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar
Emanuel Green   Violin
Harry Lookofsky   Violin
Louis Johnson   Bass Guitar
Gary King   Bass Guitar
Harold Kohon   Violin
Guy Lumia   Violin
Charles McCracken   Cello
Bob Millikan   Trumpet
Raoul Poliakin   Violin
Alan Raph   Bass Trombone
Barry Rogers   Trombone
Jimmy Madison   Drums
Dave Taylor   Bass Trombone
Sid Weinberg   Oboe
Kenneth "Spider Webb" Rice   Drums
Manny Vardi   Viola

Technical Credits

Bob James   Arranger
Todd Barkan   Liner Notes
Ralph McDonald   Composer

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Feels So Good 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most beautiful album I've ever heard, and I attribute its beauty and grace to Grover, Bob James and the musicians they congregrate with. I've listened to it for more than thirty years now, and I'll be having it played at my funeral as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
caragious stimulating not afraid viscous hard sax that opened doors for those that were not full of courage and not stimulating like grover in the 1970 era they know who they are a aragious hardcore not afraid stimulating