Green Street (180Gm)
Format: LP, Vinyl
Recorded on 1st April 1961 and released that October, ‘Green Street’, is Grant Green’s second Blue Note release and is a trio date with bass (Ben Tucker) and drums (Dave Bailey). The music is straight forward, accessible and thanks to the quality of Green’s playing a joy. ‘No 1 Green Street’ opens in strident and flowing style with Green’s crystal clear and crisp solo taking centre stage. Green’s sublime interpretation of Monk’s ‘Round Midnight’ is soulful and full of passion. The second Green composition ‘Grant’s Dimensions’ is another swinging tune and a perfect vehicle for some beautiful playing. The bright and breezy ‘Green with Envy’ is another illustration of Green’s dexterity, fluid delivery and penchant for fine melodies and funky improvisation. ‘Green Street’ is interesting throughout, and a testament to the quality of Grant Green’s Jazz guitar.