2 x LP
Originally released in 1964 - 2009 US Stereo reissue on 180g vinyl 45RPM double LP, nummbered-Grant Green was, along with Wes Montgomery, the top new jazz guitarist to become prominent in the early 1960s. Due to his single-note style (Green rarely ev...
2009 US Stereo reissue on 180g vinyl 45RPM double LP, nummbered-Grant Green was, along with Wes Montgomery, the top new jazz guitarist to become prominent in the early 1960s. Due to his single-note style (Green rarely every played a chord) and his ability to create fast lines on the spot, he was in some ways the Charlie Parker of the guitar. He gained experience playing in St. Louis in the 1950s including with Jimmy Forrest, Harry “Sweets” Edison and Lou Donaldson, moved to New York, and immediately became Blue Note’s house guitarist.
When it came to playing soul jazz with organ combos, jamming bebop with a quartet, caressing ballads or coming up with fresh approaches to Latin jazz and spirituals, the versatile Green was at the top of his field. But among his many recordings, Grant Green’s most vital and adventurous was Idle Moments. With such inspiring sidemen as Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and Duke Pearson, Green is heard at the absolute apex of his creativity throughout this stunning set.
He builds up statements like a masterful speaker, sounds both passionate and thoughtful at every tempo, and never runs out of brilliant and personal ideas to express. Every phrase leads to the next one yet all of his solos are spontaneous. While the other musicians are inspired and in top form, Idle Moments is particularly notable as the height of Grant Green’s musical genius!
A Idle Moments
B Jean De Fleur
Opm(Ltd,Colored,PictureDisc): Numbered Ltd
Label: Analogue Productions
Originally released: 1964
This release: 2009