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Green Street

15 Aug 2002 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 15 Aug 2002
  • Release Date: 15 Aug 2002
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Blue Note Records
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  • Total Length: 54:07
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  • ASIN: B001JQC8T0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,612 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Andy K on 3 Dec 2009
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As mentioned by Steely Dan on their labour-of-love long-player Aja, in the lyrics to the hip-hop sampled Black Cow - "Down to Green Street, there you go, Lookin' so outrageous, and they tell you so" - Green Street is a fine Grant Green album, possibly on a par with the wonderful Idle Moments.
Stripped down to the no-nonsense trio of Green on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass and Dave Bailey on drums, this lp swings nicely in places and is laid-back in others, from the up-tempo No 1 Green Street to a lilting Round About Midnight, a cookin' Grant's Dimensions and a cooler-than-cool Alone Together.
Like all brilliant work, this glistening jewel stands up to close inspection but also works well as background to a relaxing dinner.
If you like Idle Moments, you'll be glad to add this to your collection...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Smith on 29 Oct 2011
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Othere reviewers have covered the ground already, but this is just to say that this is a quintessential Grant Green album and therefore a must for Grant Green or any jazz fan. I would recommend it to everyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A R Hilton on 31 Dec 2012
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Grant Green's Green Street a brilliant album and a good recording the original dates to 1962 some good jazz not focused on the players technical ability on the instrument
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
A Master Improvisor at Work 20 Nov 2002
By John Tapscott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is not only a great guitar album; it's a great jazz album. Grant Green was a master improvisor and on this CD we hear him in just the company of bass and drums. He makes the most of his opportunity. Green's high, bright guitar sound is on display, but it's his constant improvisational ideas which are so fascinating. Green never hurries but weaves his melodic lines together in a coherent way that captures your attention and invites repeat hearings. Bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Dave Bailey provide swinging and unobstrusive support for the leader's lines throughout. Every tune is a highlight, though special mention must be made of "Round About Midnight" and the 2 takes of "Green With Envy" (based on Horace Silver's "Nica's Dream"). The remastering job by Rudy Van Gelder is superb. There is not a dull moment in this highly recommended 54 minute CD.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
On the green side of the street 6 Jun 2003
By "sranney22" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Green Street truly features one of the greatest jazz guitarists in a trio setting. With Ben Tucker on bass and Dave Bailey on drums this is one of the few albums that Grant Green ever made that truly shows what an amazing soloist and improvisor he really was. The opening track, No. 1 Green Street, is really a masterful solo by Green. It is so amazing how you can really tell how much Grant is getting in to the music he is making. Those trills. Oh! Man! Those TRILLS! This album is one of the finest jazz guitar trio session ever recorded. This is a must for any one only familiar with Grant Green, Wes Montgomery or any one who just really wants a really awesome guitar album.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Forget Easy Street, I'd Live on "Green Street" 22 Feb 2003
By Michael B. Richman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For those of you who missed the opportunity to get this fantastic album when it was available domestically in Blue Note's limited edition Connoisseur series, here's another chance thanks to the RVG series. I'm always fascinated by the concept of a guitar jazz trio. I mean it's the same instrumentation as say Nirvana or The Police, and yet the sound is so incredibly different. This power trio of Green, Ben Tucker on bass and Dave Bailey on drums glides through the album's five tunes (and two alternate takes) with smooth licks and excellent musical communication. The three Grant originals and the two standards, Monk's "'Round Midnight" and "Alone Together" are all so good I can't single one out as the best. Since Green's material on Blue Note ranges from everything to hard bop to soul jazz to latin-tinged jazz to funk, it should be metioned that this album is of the solid straight ahead variety. Don't blow the chance again to move in on "Green Street."
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
thank god for grant green 17 July 2003
By "itazura_jackson" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
This disc just bristles with clean, pure musicality. Grant Green has always been the most sparse, soulful jazz guitarist out there -- and in the intimate trio setting his superlative sense of timing and melody shine. I guess I own just about everything Green has recorded -- as a leader and sideman -- and this one still gives me chills every time I hear it. The remastering is suberb and on a good system you will find yourself thoroughly immersed in the groove. If you're a Grant Green fan, if you dig soul jazz, if you love the guitar, if you're a jazz fan, or if you cherish all that is good about music, you must own this disc. Definitely one of my Grant Green favorites and among my all time jazz favorites. Check it out.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Great First Buy from Grant Green. 10 Nov 2006
By Louie Bourland - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
To be honest and up front, I'm not entirely familiar with the music of Grant Green nor am I familiar with his history as an artist. However, I must say that upon hearing his classic album "Green Street", I was highly impressed.

Recorded for Blue Note in 1961, "Green Street" finds Grant Green performing in a stripped down power trio setting. Because of the absence of other instruments such as piano or horns, this gives Green plenty of room to show off his relentless guitar chops. Most of the pieces are on the bluesy side such as the opening title track, "Grant's Dimensions" and the cover version of the standard "Alone Together". His version of Thelonious Monk's "Round About Midnight" shows off a tender yet still blues-oriented side of his playing while "Green With Envy" reminded me a bit of the instrumental/fusion side of the Allman Brothers Band (for some reason the Allman's "In memory of Elizabeth Reed" came to mind while listening to this track).

Rounding out the disc are two bonus alternate takes of "Alone Together" and "Green With Envy" which are a bit shorter than their master take counterparts.

As mentioned above, I'm not overall familiar with Grant Green's music but have found this release to be highly enjoyable. Grant was definitely a guitarist who was ahead of his game and his influence can be heard in guitarists that came to prominence after him in both Jazz and rock.

This is my first purchase of a Grant Green CD and I highly recommend this one to anyone looking for some great guitar Jazz. There's a lot of it here.

Definitely a classic!!!
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