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Great introduction to Grant Green

This is the first Grant Green I ever heard. He did a lot to help define the funky 60s soul-jazz organ trio sound. He didn't have quite the harmonic conception of Wes Montgomery or the chops of Pat Martino, but his playing has an undeniable down-home honesty. Great listening.


Born: June 6, 1935 in St. Louis, MO

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar. He combined an extensive foundation in R&B with a mastery of bebop and simplicity that put expressiveness ahead of technical expertise. Green was a superb blues interpreter, and while his later material was predominantly blues and R&B, he was also a...
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Grant's First Stand (Rudy Van Gelder Edition), Grant Green
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  • $6.99
  • Genres: Hard Bop, Music, Jazz
  • Released: Jan 27, 2009

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