- Artist: RC & The Groovediggers
- Format: CD
- Release Date:10/11/2005
(This CD is currently being offerd at a special discount price). RC & The Groovediggers is an exciting new smooth jazz group lead by producer/composer/guitarist Royce Campbell who is the composer of the smooth jazz hit song 'Kiwi' from the CD 'Vista'(Sin-drome) that garnered extensive airplay on smooth jazz radio. 'Right Now' is the first smooth jazz release on Campbell's own label Moon Cycle Records. Campbell also has had numerous CD's on the mainstream jazz charts and his sideman credentials include Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, The Fifth Dimension, etc. And Campbell's supporting musicians on 'Right Now' have some impressive credentials of their own. The keyboard player, Butch Taylor, tours with the Dave Mathews Band. Two of the horn players, Bobby Read and John D'Earth are from Bruce Hornsby's band and the bass player, J,T. Brown, tours with Mary Chapin Carpenter. Put all these world class musicians together with Campbell's original songs and you have one of the most exciting new smooth jazz groups to come along in years and you're invited to come along for the ride. Royce Campbell has produced a number of CD's which feature him in the company of many of the greats of the jazz guitar, including legendary guitarists Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney, and Cal Collins, Pat Martino, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Dave Stryker and Bucky Pizzarelli. His latest project for Paddlewheel, Project G-5, A Tribute to Joe Pass, includes Charlie Byrd, Gene Bertoncini, Mundel Lowe, and John Pisano. A Tribute To Henry Mancini, on Episode Records, is one of Royce's personal favorites. This CD was the highest rated jazz guitar CD in the country on the radio airplay charts for four weeks reaching #8 overall and received much critical acclaim. All in all 11 consecutive recordings produced by Royce have made it onto the national radio airplay charts. Royce has toured in Europe eight times and toured Japan ten times as a soloist. Royce has also performed with many jazz greats such as Mel Torme, James Moody, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, Jack McDuff, Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Joe Williams, Cleo Laine, Eddie Daniels, Eddie Harris, Frank Morgan and Mose Allison. Royce was featured on the cover of the two main jazz guitar magazines String Jazz and Just Jazz Guitar. He was also featured in profiles in Jazz Times, Down Beat, Guitar Player Magazine, 21st Century Guitar, Japan's Swing Journal and Germany's Akustik Gitarre. It is apparent that more and more people are becoming aware of Royce Campbell's talents (see reviews) as a world class jazz guitar master.
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