Review: Two sweet fusion groovers from late 70s Columbia! 'The Groove' is one of the best tracks ever from keyboardist Rodney Franklin, a
smooth, sophisticated instrumental that balances tight riffing on acoustic piano with a warmer electric groove overall, remaining completely
sublime through and through, with all the right notes in all the right places.
Ronnie Laws may have had the first hit version of 'Always There', but Willie Bobo's is a great one too, with a slightly Latin tinge that takes
the cut to a whole new level, adding in some extra percussion to make its jazz funk grooves stand up on end.