Sunday, October 23, 2016

Grant Green - Standards

In 1998, Blue Note released several CDs of previously unavailable (at least domestically) material from its prime years under the title of Standards. Some are not up to the level of the label's best output, but this outing is a definite exception. Guitarist Grant Green is heard in prime form in a sparse trio with bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Al Harewood. Six of the eight performances were previously available in Japan as an LP but never before in the U.S. Because Green rarely ever played chords, sticking to single-note lines, hearing him in this setting is similar to hearing a tenor in a pianoless trio. Highlights include "Love Walked In," "I'll Remember April," "All the Things You Are," and two versions of "If I Had You." Recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/standards-r333464

Grant Green
Standards

Tracks

1 You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown, Kahn)  4:57
2 Love Walked In (Gershwin, Gershwin)  6:32
3 If I Had You (Berlin)  7:07
4 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Johnston, Raye)  9:06
5 You and the Night and the Music (Dietz, Schwartz)  8:12
6 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  8:13
7 I Remember You (Mercer, Schertzinger)  5:33
8 If I Had You (Berlin)  7:09

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Personnel
Grant Green - g
Wilbur Ware - b
Al Harewood - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; August 29, 1961

10 comments:

Félix said...

Love this recording, Grant Green is great, single note playing with the hell of a rhythm section!
Different from Green Street, his other guitar/bass/drums trio recording. Both are excellent anyway.

Foth said...

Thanks for this, looking forward to it.
Cheers

Kovina Kris said...

Very nice to get this GG album that I didn't have. Thank you!

jazztap said...

merci

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anon'n'on said...

grant is getting like art blakey, albums just keep popping up like new releases,thanks

Mikel Hal said...

Moltes GRacies

deGallo said...

Outstanding! Thank you.

Sandflyer said...

Many thanks for this one.

Gil said...

Grant Green ,Miam Miam,Merci.