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  • Audio CD (26 Dec. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B000XAMENS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,033,798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By mwa15 on 26 Aug. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I picked up this CD by chance as the store I was in had an offer on Blue Note CD's. I've never been a big jazz fan, but love guitar based music so I thought I would give this a chance and I was blown away! The title track is worth the CD price alone. It falls 2 seconds short of 15 minutes, but there isn't a dull moment on this mellow smoky track which is pure heaven to listen to. Grant Green is an amazing guitarist, very smooth, and the rest of the sextet (piano, sax, drums, bass and vibes) play just as well. The second track, Jean de Fleur, ups the tempo nicely after Idle Moments and the third track, Django, takes the pace back down again with a brilliant melancholic intro before another inspired Green solo. Track 4, Nomad, is another faster paced number, ending the album perfectly. The Blue Note RVG edition also includes alternate takes of Jean de Fleur and Django, which are also a pleasure to hear. I can't believe Grant Green was such an underrated and unsung jazz guitarist in his time. This is a perfect place to start any jazz collection. I would also recommend the Grant Green Blue Note CD 'Green Street' if you want to hear the guitarist in a more intimate setting of a trio (with just bass and drums).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mwa15 on 26 Aug. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I picked up this CD by chance as the store I was in had an offer on Blue Note CD's. I've never been a big jazz fan, but love guitar based music so I thought I would give this a chance and I was blown away! The title track is worth the CD price alone. It falls 2 seconds short of 15 minutes, but there isn't a dull moment on this mellow smoky track which is pure heaven to listen to. Grant Green is an amazing guitarist, very smooth, and the rest of the sextet (piano, sax, drums, bass and vibes) play just as well. The second track, Jean de Fleur, ups the tempo nicely after Idle Moments and the third track, Django, takes the pace back down again with a brilliant melancholic intro before another inspired Green solo. Track 4, Nomad, is another faster paced number, ending the album perfectly. The Blue Note RVG edition also includes alternate takes of Jean de Fleur and Django, which are also a pleasure to hear. I can't believe Grant Green was such an underrated and unsung jazz guitarist in his time. This is a perfect place to start any jazz collection. I would also recommend the Grant Green Blue Note CD 'Green Street' if you want to hear the guitarist in a more intimate setting of a trio (with just bass and drums).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Rogan on 4 Feb. 2008
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Grant Green and Bobby Hutcherson were always going to be a formidable combination and so it proves on this date for Blue Note. This is probably the best guitar date Blue Note ever recorded. Relaxing? Yes. Challenging? Absolutely. But dont be fooled this is not comatose. This swings like nobodys business, and is thoroughly modern. I love this record. If any guitar lead ensemble ventured near Kind of Blue territory its this one. Its beautful and deep. If you love music that is contemplative and beguiling you want this record. its a simple choice. Buy it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ian Thumwood on 24 Feb. 2010
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This is a pretty restrained session and all the better for it. The relaxed groove of the title track makes this the stand-out performance. I love Duke Pearson's piano fills on the theme. The combination of guitar, vibes and piano has always been a winner since the days of George Shearing's quintet and "Idle moments" opens up with this kind of sound before Joe Henderson enters of tenor. The CD is worth purchasing for this performance alone. Almost as good is the version of John Lewis' "Django" which is played in a meatier fashion than usual but with no loss of the pathos that underpins the tune. "Nomad" offers the set's most convoluted line but the whole session is extremely listenable yet substantial enough to more than please purists. Nice to hear Bobby Hutcherson lend his vibes to a more mainstream session and Pearson, Cranshaw and the under-rated Al Harewood provide great time. The results are as good as you would expect from this kind of all-star line up.

Guitarist Grant Green is one of those musician's who divide fans. There are plenty of those who admire his playing but his eventual development into funkier elements of jazz with decreasing yields of return has led some of his sternest critics to unfairly dismiss him. Listening to "Idle moment" offers the chance to hear Grant at his prime together with the (then) new tenor sensation, Joe Henderson who is somewhere stylistically between Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter. On the evidence of this disc, the recording can be rated at nothing less than five stars although Blue Notes' insistance at supplementing the CD with rejected takes adds nothing to the performance and are demonstrably inferior to Alfred Lion's ulitmate choice. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By os TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Dec. 2011
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Everything relating to this disc from the cover art,remastering,to the choice of material and the performances are first rate.The mood is relaxed, smoky and quietly sophisticated as in Parisian cafe society,quietly sophisticated.Many jazz guitar albums frequently rate highly on sheer ability but often lack focus and character,and that's because they focus on a very narrow core audience - fellow players or suckers for 'hot' fretwork. No problem here though.From the opening bars, we know we are in the presence of master musicians.These guys combine beautifully and unselfishly to produce music that can only be called balm to the ears.It may an album of unhurried jazz but there is no hint of boredom or feelings of enervation.You will hear some great playing - not least from the ultra cool Joe Henderson on tenor sax and Bobby Hutcherson on vibes. So while the musical themes are less then energetic, the listener gets to hear some incredibly tasty soloing along with some gloriously realized melodies and group interplay.To my mind,this isn't easy listening jazz ,simply jazz that is easy to listen to, if you get my drift.

Rather like Miles Davis and 'Kind of Blue' and Dave Brubeck with 'Take Five','Idle Moments'is the sort of album that can nestle in the collection of any kind of jazz fan's collection - from the seriously committed to more common or house garden variety.Either way, it is an impeccable piece of work and can be be enjoyed by anyone with a working set of ears.Recommended.

ps: if you enjoy this little platter, try Ike Quebec's 'Blue and Sentimental'- another midnight jazz classic.Blue & Sentimental
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