Grantstand (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

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Label Blue Note
SKU 60608039
UPC 724358091328
UPC 14 00724358091328
Format CD
Release Date 8/5/2003
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Author Grant Green
Compilation Appearance Jazz For A Rainy Afternoon
Compilation Appearance Jazz For A Tropical Vacation
Compilation Appearance Most Relaxing Jazz Guitar In The Universe
Compilation Appearance Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Compilation Appearance Best Of/relaxing Jazz In The Universe
Compilation Appearance Uncompromising Expression:singles Col
Associated Artist/Work Byrd, Donald
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Artist Influence Barney Kessel
Artist Influence Bucky Pizzarelli
Artist Influence Charlie Christian
Artist Influence Charlie Parker (Sax)
Artist Influence Django Reinhardt
Artist Influence Eddie Lang
Artist Influence Freddie Green
Artist Influence George Van Eps
Artist Influence John Coltrane
Artist Influence Tal Farlow
Artist Influence Wes Montgomery
Artist Contemporary Billy Butler
Artist Contemporary Bobby Broom
Artist Contemporary Booker T. & the MG's
Artist Contemporary Cal Tjader
Artist Contemporary Charles Earland
Artist Contemporary Cornell Dupree
Artist Contemporary Donald Byrd
Artist Contemporary Dr. Lonnie Smith (Organ)
Artist Contemporary Gene Harris
Artist Contemporary George Benson (Guitar)
Artist Contemporary Hank Mobley
Artist Contemporary Ike Quebec
Artist Contemporary Jack McDuff
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Ponder
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Smith (Organ)
Artist Contemporary Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Artist Contemporary Kenny Burrell
Artist Contemporary Kevin Eubanks
Artist Contemporary Les McCann
Artist Contemporary Lou Donaldson
Artist Contemporary McCoy Tyner
Artist Contemporary Pat Martino
Artist Contemporary Red Garland
Artist Contemporary Roland Prince
Artist Contemporary Stanley Turrentine
Artist Contemporary The Jazz Crusaders
Artist Contemporary Wes Montgomery
Artist Follower A Tribe Called Quest
Artist Follower Bernie Williams
Artist Follower Charlie Hunter (Guitar)
Artist Follower George Benson (Guitar)
Artist Follower James Taylor Quartet (Organ/Keys)
Artist Follower Leo Kottke
Artist Follower Medeski, Martin & Wood
Artist Follower Melvin Sparks
Artist Follower Peter Bernstein (Guitar)
Artist Follower Ray's Music Exchange
Artist Follower Soulive
Artist Follower Tuck & Patti
Technical Info
Engineer Rudy VanGelder
Producer Alfred Lion
CatalogID 80913
Lable Name Blue Note (Label)
Released 08/05/2003
Original Release 1961
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 21s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724358091328
Musical Guests
Jack McDuff
Yusef Lateef
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Grant Green (guitar); Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute); Jack McDuff (organ); Al Harewood (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on August 1, 1961. Originally released on Blue Note (4086). Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff and Bob Blumenthal.
Grant Green's third album to be released, Grantstand teams the clear-toned guitarist with an unlikely backing group of musicians who rarely appeared with Blue Note otherwise: tenor saxophonist Yusef Lateef (who doubles on flute), organist Brother Jack McDuff, and drummer Al Harewood. Although Lateef was beginning to delve deeply into Eastern tonalities and instruments around the same time, his playing here is pretty straightforward and swinging, fitting the relaxed, bop-tinged soul-jazz that makes up most of the session. For his part, McDuff is mellower than his usual ferocious self, laying back and swinging with a blissful ease. Green contributes two bluesy originals, the nine-minute title track and the 15-minute "Blues in Maude's Flat," which are turned into loose, loping jams that rank as some of the best examples of Green's ability to work an extended groove. (The CD bonus track, "Green's Greenery," is in much the same vein, though not as long.) Elsewhere, Green leads a delicate, sensitive exploration of "My Funny Valentine" that ended up as his greatest standard performance to date, setting the stage for a great deal more work in this vein that was soon to be forthcoming (including his brilliant sessions with Sonny Clark). Still, the groove is what reigns supreme for most of the album; if you're looking for Green the soul-jazz groovemaster, Grantstand is an excellent place to find him. ~ Steve Huey
Artist Overview
St. Louis-born guitarist Grant Green was a giant of what came to be known as soul-jazz. His singular style incorporated the influences of Gospel, blues, and R&B, and defined a unique post-bop language for electric guitar. His classic early-1960s Blue Note recordings are high-water marks of both the soul-jazz sound and of jazz guitar in general. Drug abuse sadly hampered his later career; he died in 1979, but his son, the jazz guitarist Grant Green, Jr., continues his legacy.
Disc 1
1 Grantstand
2 My Funny Valentine
3 Blues In Maude's Flat
4 Old Folks
5 Green's Greenery - (bonus track)

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