Euge Groove – Play Date

Euge Groove-Play Date


Artist: Euge Groove
Album: Play Date
Song: Belle Maria featuring Peter White, With You I’d Believe
Produced, keyboards, arranging, programming by: Mark Portmann
Writers:Steve Grove
Label: Warner Bros.
Year: 2002

The discography of the American jazz artist Euge Groove consists of eight studio albums and eleven promo singles. Listed are also several appearances in records where he appeared as a sideman, but not the re-issues, unless they are counted separately from the original works in the charts. The discography shows the peak weekly chart positions in the United States for jazz[a] and heatseekers charts.[b]

Euge Groove made his debut as professional musician in 1987 as sideman, collecting since the beginning good results on mainstream, such as the Expos√©’s No. 1 hit, “Seasons Change”. His reputation went very quickly to high levels, arriving to collaborate with several music icons, like Joe Cocker, Elton John, Eros Ramazzotti and Richard Marx. Finally in the late 1990s, he decided to begin a solo career and he published his first solo studio album, Euge Groove (2000) for Warner Bros. Records. The album was a low seller and peaked at No. 25 on the Top Contemporary Jazz Albums. The follower, Play Date (2002), peaked at No. 10 on the same chart and introduced Groove to the contemporary jazz audience. After this result, Euge Groove left Warner Bros. for Narada Jazz and released Livin’ Large (2004), which peaked at No. 4 on the contemporary jazz chart. The follower, Just Feels Right (2005), done better, peaking at No. 3 and spawning his first jazz hit, “Chillaxin” (2006), No. 3 on Smooth Jazz Songs.

In 2007, Groove reached the commercial peak publishing Born 2 Groove. It was No. 1 on the Top Contemporary Jazz Albums and spawned four smooth jazz hits (three of them in top 10), including his first two No. 1 singles: “Born 2 Groove” and “Religify”. After this great success, Groove left Narada Jazz for Shanachie Entertainment, where he continued to release successful albums and promo singles for the contemporary jazz audience. Sunday Morning (2009) peaked at No. 2 and contains two top 10 hits, including the No. 1 hit from the same name. S7even Large (2011) peaked at No. 3 and had only a top 10 hit. In 2012, Groove came back on the top of the albums chart with House of Groove, that spawned a new No. 1 hit with the title track

Belle Maria