Album Review

Green, Grant -???Green Street???- [Blue Note]

jordan   1/23/2007   CD, Jazz

One can???t help but include Grant Green in the categories ???One more jazz great done in by heroin??? and ???How great he could have been if only?????? . Prolific as he was screwed up, Green???s talents on guitar have been feted over the last few years; his place at the table now firmly secured. Blue Note???s reissue of 1961???s ???Green Street??? reconfirms this resurgent interest in Green.

???Green Street??? was released within the same year as Green???s fist record, ???Grant???s First Stand???. This album, ???Green Street???, is easy ??? it???s easy to take in. It???s easy to be with as it rolls out, all tender and bluesy, the melody responsive and willing beneath Green???s touch. Track 2, ?????? Round Midnight??? (7:01) is especially good.

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