Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Grant Green ”The Finest In Jazz”

Grant Green

The Finest In Jazz
( Blue Note Records, 2007 )
Catalog # 86122
*Also on Angel Records 861222

01 – Miss Ann’s Tempo 05:38
02 – Cease the Bombing 08:50
03 – Ease Back 05:45
04 – Cantaloupe Woman 05:32
05 – California Green 06:21
06 – Down Here on the Ground 06:40

Personnel & Notes:
Grant Green (guitar)
Claude Bartee (tenor saxophone)
Clarence Palmer, Emanuel Riggins (electric piano)
Baby Face Willette (organ)
Willie Bivens, Billy Wooten (vibraphone)
Chuck Rainey, Jimmy Lewis (electric bass)
Idris Muhammad, Stix Hooper, Ben Dixon (drums)
King Emerson, Ray Armando (percussion)
Release: Jun-05-2007

Release Notes:
“The Finest in Jazz” has been Blue Note’s motto and slogan since its inception in 1939. This month we introduce a line of specially-priced compilations featuring the finest recordings of major artists in the Blue Note catalog, attractively packaged in digipaks with bold and contemporary portraits of each artist based on photographs by Francis Wolff.
Blue Note presents the first set of the Finest in Jazz from these jazz legends: Grant Green, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, and Jimmy Smith.

As part of Blue Note’s Finest in Jazz series, guitarist Grant Green is spotlighted on six tracks recorded between 1969 and 1971, along with his first release for the label, “Miss Ann’s Tempo,” in 1961. This set is aimed at the casual funk and acid jazz fan, which is the reason his earlier hard bop material is substituted with later groove tracks like “California Green,” “Cantaloupe Woman,” and “Down Here on the Ground” (which was sampled by A Tribe Called Quest for their track “Vibes and Stuff”). These performances provide a decent snapshot of the guitarist’s later recordings at a mid-line price.
By Al Campbell (AMG)

By Pier

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