Andrew D. Gordon, world renowned music educator, author of over 60 music educational products, has previously written numerous books on flute styles such as: 100 Ultimate Blues Riffs for Saxophone, 100 Ultimate Jazz Riffs for Saxophone, The Blues Scale for Saxophone as well as another book that A.D.G. Productions publishes Ultimate Funk Grooves for Saxophone authored by Ben Tompsett which have all been well received by students, teachers and musicians all over the world.
As playing funk styles is a passion of Andrews, he has written this instructional book 100 Ultimate Soul, Funk and R&B Grooves based on the influences of the great Funk, Soul and R&B artists such as: James Brown, Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, Average White Band, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Parliament, Ramsey Lewis, Booker T and The MGs, MFSB, Billy Preston etc. Besides the afore-mentioned styles Andrew has also added a few grooves that are Afro-Caribbean such as: Latin, Reggae and Calypso.
Each of the 100 grooves have been recorded with the Saxophone part playing along with a rhythm section of guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and in many of the grooves, percussion. There is also a three minute Play-A-Long track for each of the 100 grooves minus the Saxophone part so that you can practice along with the rhythm tracks adding up to over 5 hours of Play-A-Long tracks.
A Spotify playlist containing the songs that have influenced the grooves can be listened to.