2009 release. Anatomy Of Groove is the previously unreleased Leo Gandelman studio band project that brings together renowned musicians including Reuben Wilson and Grant Green Jr. Far Out Recordings have rescued this swinging instrumental jazz funk record, which blends vintage New York brass and smoky jazz with the deep bass, heavy drums and ’70s jazz funk organs of Brazil to create big textures and drip realism into these funky, cinematic nuggets. Recorded during winter 1999 in a basement in Brooklyn, New York, Leo Gandelman’s idea was to put together a group of his finest musician friends and over solid Brazilian grooves create original music with lots of swing and fun. A classic yet original album of jazz scores, Anatomy Of Groove draws upon Gandelman’s decades of experience and showcases his epic career as an icon of his genre. Gandelman – saxophonist, producer, composer and arranger – blends the classic American jazz sound, funky brass post Curtis Mayfield, warm horn funk pre Dap Kings and Menahan Street Band, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), and influences that tend towards the legends of jazz funk such as Brazil’s Azymuth and the special guest here, Reuben Wilson, “the Godfather of jazz funk”. Anatomy Of Groove is the perfect North American, Latin cross over soulful jazz record with the funkiest of edges. The Brazilian Groove Band grew out of the Masters Of Groove band, which was led by legendary New York jazz artists Bernard Purdie, Grant Green Jr., Tarus Mateen and originally formed by Reuben Wilson, Purdie and Green Jr. and Gandelman.