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A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar. He combined an extensive foundation in R&B with a mastery of bebop and simplicity that put expressiveness ahead of technical expertise. Green was a superb blues interpreter, and while his later material was predominantly blues and R&B, he was also a wondrous ballad and standards soloist. He was a particular admirer of Charlie Parker, and his phrasing often reflected it.

Grant Green was born in St. Louis in 1935 (although many records during his lifetime incorrectly listed 1931). He learned his instrument in grade school from his guitar-playing father, and was playing professionally by the age of thirteen with a gospel group. He worked gigs in his home town and in East St. Louis, Illinois — playing in the '50s with Jimmy Forrest, Harry Edison, and Lou Donaldson — until he moved to New York in 1960 at the suggestion of Donaldson. Green told Dan Morgenstern in a Down Beat interview: "The first thing I learned to play was boogie-woogie. Then I had to do a lot of rock & roll. It's all blues, anyhow."

During the early '60s, both his fluid, tasteful playing in organ/guitar/drum combos and his other dates for Blue Note established Green as a star, though he seldom got the critical respect given other players. He collaborated with many organists, among them Brother Jack McDuff, Sam Lazar, Baby Face Willette, Gloria Coleman, Big John Patton, and Larry Young. He was off the scene for a bit in the mid-'60s, but came back strong in the late '60s and '70s. Green played with Stanley Turrentine, Dave Bailey, Yusef Lateef, Joe Henderson, Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Elvin Jones.

Sadly, drug problems interrupted his career in the '60s, and undoubtedly contributed to the illness he suffered in the late '70s. Green was hospitalized in 1978 and died a year later. Despite some rather uneven LPs near the end of his career, the great body of his work represents marvelous soul-jazz, bebop, and blues.

Although he mentions Charlie Christian and Jimmy Raney as influences, Green always claimed he listened to horn players (Charlie Parker and Miles Davis) and not other guitar players, and it shows. No other player has this kind of single-note linearity (he avoids chordal playing). There is very little of the intellectual element in Green's playing, and his technique is always at the service of his music. And it is music, plain and simple, that makes Green unique.

Green's playing is immediately recognizable — perhaps more than any other guitarist. Green has been almost systematically ignored by jazz buffs with a bent to the cool side, and he has only recently begun to be appreciated for his incredible musicality. Perhaps no guitarist has ever handled standards and ballads with the brilliance of Grant Green. Mosaic, the nation's premier jazz reissue label, issued a wonderful collection The Complete Blue Note Recordings with Sonny Clark, featuring prime early '60s Green albums plus unissued tracks. Some of the finest examples of Green's work can be found there. ~ Michael Erlewine & Ron Wynn, Rovi

Title: Big Rock

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Black Hair

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Breakbeats

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz, Rock

Title: Blue Jeans

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blues for Lou

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Buds & Blossoms

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Butterfly Vocals

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Call Me Later

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cherry Pie

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Come Sunrise

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cross My Heart

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Dinner

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Driver Songs

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Easter Singing

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Freedom Loving

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Gaudy Colours

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Green Street

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Holy Christmas Voices

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: International Earwig

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Into The Countryside

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Look Into The Future

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Looking For Freedom

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Masked Ball

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: National Dance

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Nightlife Evergreen

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: One By One

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Piano

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Play My Favorite Hits

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rainstorm

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Reaching Out

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Santas Favorite Hits

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sheet Music

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Solid

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Spring Awakening

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Talkin' About

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Tea Time

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Thoughtful

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Visions

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Soul Jazz

Title: Matador

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Blue Break Beats

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Mellow Madness

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Best Christmas Wishes

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Finest In Jazz

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sunflower

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Alive!

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: One for Elena

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Space Flight

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Blues

Title: Oleo (Re - Issue)

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Main Attraction

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Street of Dreams

Artist: Grant Green

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Title: Ain't It Funky Now

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Back To The Roots

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Greatest Jazz Samba

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Title: Like a Boss a Nova

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Title: Pop Jazz Guitar

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Title: Best of Jazz Guitar

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Title: Soft Jazz Guitar

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Title: Blue Note 75

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Title: Post-Bop Jazz

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Title: 100% Funk

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Title: Shake-A-Leg

Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul

Title: Cold Blue Jazz

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Title: Classic Jazz Party

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Title: Mixtape: Funky Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Smooth Jazz Strings

Genre: Jazz

Title: Mixtape; Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Funk Groove Lounge

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Title: Jazz: Morning Songs

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Title: Funk Off!

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazzin' the 70'S

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Title: Brazilian Top Hits

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Title: 50 Best Jazz

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Title: Mad Swinging Jazz

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Title: Hard Bop Happenings

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Title: The Latin Jazz

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Title: Jazz Beach Club

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Title: Droppin' Science

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Goes Pop

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Title: Sleazy Jazz

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Title: Moody Jazz

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Title: Groove Lounge

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Title: Rainy Day Moments

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Title: Jazz Cocktails!

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Title: Blue Funk

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Title: Mosaic (CD2)

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Title: Mixtape - Funky Jazz

Artist: Mixtape

Genre: Soul, Jazz, Funk

Title: Images

Artist: Sonny Red

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Title: Jazz Guitar 101

Artist: Various Artists

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Title: Liquid Jazz

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Title: Top 20 Jazz Organ

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Title: 70's Jazz

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Title: Top 50 Latin Jazz

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Title: All American Jazz

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Title: Hard Bop Heroes

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Title: Stockholm Jazz

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Title: Jazz Samba

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Title: Bossa Nova 100

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Title: Nighttime Jazz

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Title: Mingle Music

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Title: Relax Jazz

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Title: Blue Grooves

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Genre: Jazz

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