A1 Groove For Otis
A2 Five Foot Even
B1 Our Groove
B3 I Can't Stand It
An impressive live album by Marvin Peterson who was one of the finest trumpeters in the 60's-70's is making its return on vinyl format. These tracks were performed by the band led by Hannibal Marvin Peterson, though he had yet to add "Hannibal" to his name at the time of recording. Here, he performed with eight musicians in his hometown of Texas, and their performance crossed the boundaries of jazz, soul and funk with skilled musicians. These included organist Eugene Carrier who also participated in the BB King Band and drummer Emry Thomas who would later participate in the band led by Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
With a glance at the cover art, you can get a sense of the powerful and passionate live recording that brought joy to its many fans. The opening "Groove for Otis" (M1) with a jazz-funk whose edgy beat excites rare groove fans. "Our Groove" (M4) is also a fine track which has a slick bassline and Eugene's organ fusing in harmony. P-VINE are very proud to be repressing this record with its intimate feeling akin to being there in the crowd as the mighty Peterson walks up to take center stage.