Tuesday, October 6, 2009



I remember hearing Grover Washington JR for the first time when I was 10 years old. My dad just got a reel to reel tape recorder; he was making a jazz tape. “MR Magic” was playing, I ask dad who that was and what instrument was that. “He said baby that’s Grover Washington JR and he’s
playing the Saxophone”. From that day on I have loved the Saxophone. In addition to “MR Magic, “Black Frost” and “The Best Is Yet to come” were his memorable hits. Grover Washington JR was known as the founding father
of the smooth jazz genre. He played on Bill Withers song “Just the Two of Us” it still plays on the radio today. Grover Washington JR smooth jazz genre brought to the forefront Kenny G, Steve Cole, Pamela Williams, Najee, and George Howard. Grover Washington JR from Seventies through the
Nineties left his mark on the music world, his genius is truly missed.

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