Tune after tune we experienced fiery solos from Tenor Sax-man Marcus Ali and fellow Alto Saxophone-Samurai Ashot Grigorian. Eric Bouchers keyboard solos were so intense that we kept wondering if he was going to spontaneously combust!
One thing we would have liked to hear from this band would have some more dynamics in the pacing of their tunes. A few more slow-funk grooves and even a little change up in the amount of musicians playing at one time. Firing on all cylinders all the time detracts slightly from the essence of the style of music they are performing.
Whether you like John Scofield, Medeski Martin & Wood, Weather Report or even Return to Forever, its safe to say that Grüvoria are carrying the Jazz-Funk torch. Lets hope its for a long long time