Grupo X are one of Europe's leading latin jazz groups. Led by
trombonist Jonny Enright and based in London, they initially evolved
as an offshoot of the UK's premier salsa band of the 90's, Orquesta
The band soon acquired a style of it's own. A blend of classic
Nuyorican salsa and latin jazz of the 70's mixed with bugaloo and
soul. Add a touch of English vocals and a love for the classic
dancefloor jazz sounds of London in the 80's and the fusion was
complete. Latin jazz/funk DJ and percussionist Snowboy is the band's
biggest fan. Their track "Brand New Love" featured on his "Snowboy
Presents wThe Hi-Hat" compilation on Ocho Records in 2000.
Live, the band have a reputation for "kickin' ass"! They are
house latin band at London's Jazz Café, especially at the
"Messin' Around" and "The Hi-Hat" club nights. They've backed U.S.
percussion stars Johnny Blas and Bobby Matos, legendary vibes man
Dave Pike, Cuban master pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, and number one
Nuyorican trombonist Jimmy Bosch.
all compositions are original material: great tunes too, and
swing like crazy. Main composer is Jonny Enright, himself, with major
input from fellow band members Jimmy LeMessurier, Carlos Pena, Pete
Eckford, and sometime X-man Dave Pattman.
The playing on their album "X-Posure" is top-notch and every
facet of latin jazz is covered.
Grupo X have made their reputation in UK with some heavy hitting
live gigs. People are talking. When latin legends like Bobby Matos
and Jimmy Bosch sing your praises, you know you must be doing
something right! Now it's time for the rest of the world to hear
their message and see what all the fuss is about. Enjoy this unique
brand of London latin soul jazz, and be sure to watch out for future
releases - Grupo X are here to stay.
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