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An intimate portrait of the brilliant jazz guitarist responsible for bringing jazz guitar playing to a new level but whose extraordinary talent was eclipsed by such greats as George Benson details his battle with racial and religious barriers, drug addiction, and fame. IP. *Author: Green, Sharony Andrews *Subtitle: Rediscovering the Forgotten Genius of Jazz Guitar *Publication Date: 2002/02/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.75
Now in softcover! This heartfelt biography celebrates the life and music of unsung hero Grant Green, the late jazz guitar genius who played on nearly 100 albums from the early '60s to the late '70s, but narrowly missed celebrity. Today his music has inspired numerous acid-jazz and hip-hop recordings and his legend continues to grow. A straight-ahead jazzman turned funk wizard, Grant is best known for his rhythmic and driving tone as a session leader and sideman for Blue Note Records. The book paints a personal portrait of Grant's internal struggles through the eyes of his family, friends, and fellow musicians.