Grant Green: Solid (1964) Blue Note/ King

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Selection: Minor League (Pearson) Minor League is a cracking Duke Pearson swinger from a classic Blue Note session recorded in 1964, not released until the late 70’s (King, Japan  and UA, LT series) Artists: James Spaulding (alto sax) Joe Henderson … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: In Search Of The New Land (1964) Blue Note/ MM33

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Selection: Mr Kenyatta (Morgan) Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Reggie Workman (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 15, 1964 Music Two months after recording … Continue reading

Big John Patton: Let ‘Em Roll (1965) Blue Note/Liberty

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Selection: Latona (Patton) . Artists Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) John Patton (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Otis Finch (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1965 John Patton led six albums for Blue Note and a further five in the Liberty … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Back From The Gig (1963/68) Blue Note / UA

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Selection: Home in Africa (Ronnie Boykins) The track selection Home in Africa is credited to Ronnie Boykins, best known as Sun Ra’s bass player, one more at Home in Outer Space. Artists: Johnny Coles (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Grant … Continue reading

Grant Green: Green is Beautiful (1970) Blue Note Liberty UA

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Selection:  Ain’t I funky now (James Brown) Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Claude Bartee (tenor saxophone) Emmanuel Riggins or Neal Creque (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (electric bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Candido (congas) Richie “Pablo” Landrum (bongos) recorded Rudy Van … Continue reading

Sonny Red The Mode (1961) Jazzland/ Orpheum

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Selection: The Mode (Red) Artists Sonny Red (as) Barry Harris or Cedar Walton  (p) Grant Green (g) George Tucker (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 29, 1961 and December 14, 1961 Music An interesting LP led by altoist Sylvester Kyner … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock My Point of View (1963) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1: King Cobra (Hancock) Track Selection 2: Tribute to Someone (Hancock) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Grachan Moncur III (trb) Hank Mobley (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Grant Green (g) Chuck Israels (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood … Continue reading

Grant Green Grantstand (1961) Blue Note

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Selected Track: My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart) Furthest away from the groove on this record,  a delicate and sensitive exploration of a  standard brought into the jazz repertoire by Chet Baker and Miles Davis among others. Artists: Yusef Lateef (ts, fl) Jack … Continue reading

Grant Green Idle Moments (1963) Blue Note – mono

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Track Selection: Django (John Lewis) Record previously posted 31st March 2012 in stereo version here, with 14 minutes of the title track, which I won’t duplicate. Instead, the John Lewis composition “Django” Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Duke Pearson (p) … Continue reading

Lou Donaldson Here ‘Tis (1961) Blue Note

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Track Selection: Walk Wid Me (Donaldson) Artists Lou Donaldson (as) “Baby Face” Willette (org) Grant Green (g) Dave Bailey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 23, 1961 A counterweight to all the brain-food of late, time for a little … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Workout” (1961)

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Track Selection 1. Smokin’ Track Selection 2. Greasin’ Easy Artists Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 26, 1961 Music Here is one … Continue reading

Grant Green “Idle Moments” (1963)

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Track Selection: “Idle Moments” Caution, long (14:40), one early needle stick at 45 seconds requiring manual intervention, gives a repeat of two turns, some early clicks and a little surface noise early which quickly settles down and the remaining 13 … Continue reading

George Braith “Extension” (1964)

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Selected Track: Extension Artists George Braith (ts, ss, as) Billy Gardner (org) Grant Green (g) Clarence Johnston (d)Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 27, 1964 Born George Braithwaite in New York City to West Indian parents, in a family of nine … Continue reading

Grant Green: Street of Dreams (1964) Liberty

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    Track Selection: “Lazy Afternoon” Artists: Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Larry Young (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Elvin Jones (drums)Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 16, 1964 Music Grant Green’s clean linear guitar solo lines set against  the complementary … Continue reading

Lee Morgan “Search For The New Land” (1964)

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Track Selection:  “Melancholee” Original rip 2011 180kbps from DJ portable £100 tt. “Melancholee”: Grant Geen’s solo is sensitive, and Wayne Shorter’s elegant, while Morgan continues to show off his mercurial brilliance, to be lost for all time just a few … Continue reading