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Gruvology

Members: Bernard Kunz, guitar; Walter Kemp III, keys; Efferin Fuse, bass; Andre Killian, saxophone; Tim Webb, drums.

The latest: The band has released a new collection of killer pieces collected beneath the moniker "Unbridled."

Next up: Gruvology performs as part of the M&T First Fridays at the Gallery Series, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery at 7 p.m. next Friday. Admission is free.

Why?: Simple. These guys kill it!

For those of you out there who know that "fusion" doesn't need to be a word that's used in the pejorative sense; who understand that ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Jean Luc Ponty's bands and the like are all representative of an ambitious blend of mind and body, heart and muscle; who feel and believe it to be implicitly so that serious funk grooves, dense jazz harmony and sterling improvisation belong together, now and forever -- well, this is for you.

Check out: www.gruvologyjazz.com

-- Jeff Miers

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