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Grover Washington, Jr.

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Just the Two of Us (feat. Bill Withers) Grover Washington, Jr., Bill Withers 07:18
Just the Two of Us Grover Washington, Jr. 07:23
Just the Two of Us (feat. Bill Withers) Grover Washington, Jr., Bill Withers 03:57
In the Name of Love Grover Washington, Jr. 05:27
East River Drive Grover Washington, Jr. 04:43
Soulful Strut Grover Washington, Jr. 04:18
Mister Magic Grover Washington, Jr. 09:01
Make Me a Memory Grover Washington, Jr. 06:32
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Grover Washington, Jr. 07:13
Winelight Grover Washington, Jr. 07:32

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Biografia

The son of a church chorister
and an avid collector of old jazz records, Grover Washington Jr., born December
12, 1943, was always well-versed in classic jazz, first learning to play the
saxophone at the age of eight when he'd sneak into blues and jazz clubs in
Buffalo. He subsequently joined The Four Clefs before being drafted into the US
Army, where he met the drummer Billy Cobham, who introduced him to many
influential New York musicians, including Leon Spencer, with whom he played on
his first two albums. Grover's own early albums won him a lot of respect for
the quality of his playing on different styles of sax, but his fourth album,
1975’s  Mister Magic proved to be
his breakthrough, reaching No 10 in the US album charts, with the title track
becoming a hit single. He became hugely popular and influential throughout the
1970s and, mixing jazz with R&B, had another big international hit in 1980
with the smooth sound of the Winelight album, which was awarded multiple
Grammy nominations. On that LP he collaborated with Bill Withers on “Just
the Two of Us”
a number 2 pop hit that one the Grammy for best R&B song.
He collapsed and died suddenly from a heart attack after appearing on a TV show
in New York on December 17, 1999.
His recording legacy includes 20
albums that placed in the top 5 of the Billboard Jazz chart, 13 of those
hitting number 1.