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Brazilian Groove Band Leo Gandleman

Brazilian Groove Band

The Brazilian Groove Band grew out of the ‘Masters of Groove’ band, which was led by legendary New York jazz artists Bernard Purdie, Grant Green Jr and Tarus Mateen; originally formed by Reuben Wilson, Purdie and Green Jr. Folowing Leo Gandelman's special guest spot playing on their 2001 recording ‘Jazzateria’, Gandelman was inpsired to set up the Brazilian equivalent, using the very best up and coming Brazilian jazz players, together with the ‘Masters of Groove’. During the winter of 1999 the band recorded their debut album in a basement in Brooklyn, New York. Leo Gandelman directed his musicians towards original Brazilian swing-heavy grooves and ‘Anatomy of Groove’ was born: the perfect North American–Latin cross over jazz record.