During the first half of the 1960's, Grant Green was the house guitarist at Blue Note. His single note lines had the power of a saxophonist, he displayed his own brand of soul, and he was so versatile that he was a perfect fit with soulful organ combos, post bop groups and all star straight ahead bands, even recording Latin music, spirituals and a Western themed album. For 1964's Matador, Green showed a lot of courage performing My Favorite Things in a quartet with McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones. Any other guitarist would sound foolhardy in that setting, but Green came up with his own ideas, creating a different spin on John Coltrane's trademark song. It is proof that on the guitar, Green was on the level of a McCoy Tyner and an Elvin Jones on their instruments. He was an innovator who blazed his own path, created music that had never been heard before, and always remained impossible to pin down as playing in only one style. Matador, which features Grant Green with his peers, is one of his most vital and timeless recordings. Limited Edition, (3500 copies) 180 Gram High Quality, Audiophile Stereo Vinyl LP. Remastered from the Blue Note Master Tapes by Kevin Gray at Coherent Audio, Pressed at RTI, Gatefold Sleeve.
My Favorite Things (feat. Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)
Green Jeans (feat. Grant Green)
Bedouin (feat. Duke Pearson)
Wives and Lovers (feat. Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
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