The Best of Groove Collective
is a bit of a misnomer, as it only collects tracks off of the group's three Shanachie releases. As such, seminal hip-hop jazz tracks such as "Rentstrike" and "Rhasaansong" -- both off Groove Collective
's Reprise debut -- are absent here. Nonetheless, the innovative ensemble continued to make highly danceable and funky music through the late '90s and early 2000s, and this compilation offers a nice single-disc overview.