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Grant Green

Grant Green (St. Louis, MO June 6, 1935 – New York City January 31, 1979) was a jazz guitarist and composer.

Recording prolifically and almost exclusively for Blue Note Records (as both leader and sideman) Green performed well in hard bop, soul jazz, bebop and latin-tinged settings throughout his career. Critics Michael Erlewine and Ron Wynn write, “A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one ofthe great unsung heroes of jazz guitar … Green’s playing is immediately recognizable — perhaps more than any other guitarist. ” Critic Dave Hunter describedhis sound as “lithe, loose, slightly bluesy and righteously groovy”. He often performed in an organ trio, a small group with an organ and drummer.

Similar Bands: Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Tal Farlow, Kenny Burrel, Ronnie Earl

LPs
The Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark
1997

4.3
6 Votes
Matador
1964

4
8 Votes
Idle Moments
1964

4.3
45 Votes
Talkin' About!
1964

3.8
6 Votes
Am I Blue
1963

4.5
2 Votes
Solid
1962

4.3
9 Votes
Sunday Mornin'
1961

3.8
4 Votes
Green Street
1961

4.3
18 Votes
Live Albums
Live At The Lighthouse
1972

4.5
2 Votes

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