on 3 December 2009
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...