Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Jazz 23/10/2018

New Zealand-Based Contemporary Jazz Band GroovExpress Rumbles To #1 On Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart With 3rd CD Amsterdaam

New Zealand-Based Contemporary Jazz Band GroovExpress Rumbles To #1 On Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart With 3rd CD Amsterdaam

Our news in your mail

* indicates required
News frequency *


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Like the mighty locomotive train that is its namesake, 8-piece band GroovExpress, made a mighty leap from #9 to #1 on Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Albums chart for the week of September 15 with its third release, Amsterdaam. The soul-jazz fusion band's latest album had only been on the charts for four weeks before landing at the top of the chart. Led by producer/composer/engineer/guitarist Mykeljon Winckel, GroovExpress has been steadily building a loyal fan base over the last six years with its previous releases and live performances. Leading with first single "Geraldine," Amsterdaam jumped over more established American acts such as Dave Koz and Boney James to claim charts top honors.

Winckel could not be more pleased or surprised. "It was wonderful news to see a life-long dream come to reality," he ecstatically states. "This is awesome and amazing news, I knew when the album was completed we achieved something special, but number #1?!"

Impeccably radio-friendly, "Geraldine" and Amsterdaam are well on their way with their missions to garner GroovExpress deeper entrenchment into the international contemporary jazz world where guitars and saxes reign supreme.

GroovExpress is Mykeljon Winckel, guitars and vocals; Ernest Semu, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and piano; Anthony Hunt, organ and clavinet; Trinidad Sanchez III, electric bass; Isaac Sanchez, drums and percussion; "The Angel City Horns" (leader Chris Tedesco, trumpet and Flugelhorn; Robert Kyle; saxophones and flute; Jim McMillen, trombone) with additional percussion by Larry Salzman.

MJ and his "down under" cohorts were as influenced by annual jazz festivals as they were Casey Kasem's weekly radio show "American Top 40." A fusion of the two was an inevitable reality - Chicago crossed with the CTI crossover jazz productions of Creed Taylor. All of this is sunnily evident in the 11 tracks of Amsterdaam which additionally includes the evocative "Oriental Journey" and "Just Before the Light," the McCartney-esque "In My Heart," one vocal tune "All Night Long," a clever mashup of Robben Ford meets Eric Clapton titled "Blues on the Outside," and the Steely Dan influenced "Thin Blue Line" ('The Dan' being especially inspiring to Mykeljon in his 5 years of music conservatorium study).
So, if you ever wondered what's goin' down at the intersection of L.A. Express & Oblivion Express, climb aboard GroovExpress for a smooth cruisin' adventure!






Most read news of the week
New Music From Post Malone & Swae Lee - "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)" Available Now
Martin Garrix Wins The Title Of World's No 1 DJ For Third Consecutive Year
Universal Music Enterprises & Marvel Comics Collaborate For New Album Series Of Hip-Hop Variant Covers For Collector's Edition Vinyl Reissues
Serena Ryder Releases Her Jazz-Inspired Holiday Album "Christmas Kisses"
Australian Blues/Rock Guitarist Hamish Anderson Announces New Video "No Good"!
Jason Derulo Releases Official Music Video For 'Goodbye' With David Guetta, Nicki Minaj & Willy William
Eljuri Releases Her Single 'Keep It Up' As Musical Inspiration Prior To US Mid-Term Elections
Pre-Order International Phenomenon Kris Wu's Debut Album 'Antares' Now
Watch The Ralph Breaks The Internet Spot Featuring A Special Look At Imagine Dragons' 'Zero'
Lil Yachty Shares New Album Nuthin' 2 Prove Out Now
Jade Eagleson Releases Self-Titled Debut EP
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban & More Set To Perform At 'The 52nd Annual CMA Awards'
James Arthur Releases Brand New Single 'Empty Space'
Watch Alfredo Rodriguez's Tiny Desk Concert
Black Eyed Peas Announces "Masters Of The Sun Vol. 1" Album Out October 26




© 2001-2020
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.4897950 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0050122737884521 secs


Support Top40-Charts.com (5$/year) We noticed you are using an Ad blocker! Please consider supporting our site. We provide free content for everyone and would love to only be funded by music lovers -> Find out how