Richard Arnold "Groove" Holmes (May 2, 1931 – June 29, 1991) was an American jazz organist who performed in the hard bop and soul jazz genre. He is best known for his 1965 recording of "Misty". Holmes's first album, on Pacific Jazz with guest Ben Webster, was recorded in March 1961. He recorded many albums for Pacific Jazz, Prestige, Groove Merchant, and Muse, many of them with Houston Person.
Misty is an album by jazz organist Richard "Groove" Holmes which was recorded in 1966, with one track from 1965, and released on the Prestige label. the organist's sound is more appealing than some of the tunes".
Organ – Richard "Groove" Holmes. Producer – Cal Lampley. Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder. Other Versions (5 of 15) View All. Cat.Richard "Groove" Holmes. Soul Message (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM). Prestige.
Richard "Groove Holmes deftly toes the line between serious jazz and soul/pop worlds on this 1965 recording, which seems targeted at a mainstream audience not in the mood for either teaching or preaching. The familiar songs are given a slight face-lift (Holmes' up-tempo treatment of Erroll Garner's "Misty" became a hit single), while a less familiar tune like Clifford Brown's "Dahoud" settles into such an easy, emphatic groove that even a first-time listener could mistake it for a comfortable old slipper
Artist: Richard "Groove" Holmes. Album: Rudy Van Gelder Remasters: Soul Message, 2006. Take off "Living Soul" album (Prestige, 1966). Has been played on. Netherlands 1.
Richard "Groove" Holmes. Renews automatically. Groove Holmes toes the line between the pop/soul groove and the serious jazz one on this session, which seems targeted at a mainstream audience that's not about to be challenged if it has any say about the matter.