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     Grant Green

Born: Jun 6, 1931 in St. Louis, MO. Died: Jan 31, 1979 in New York, NY
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Jazz
Instruments: Guitar (Electric), Guitar

Grant Green was born in St. Louis on June 6, 1931, 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 until he moved to New York in 1960 at the suggestion of Lou 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 and roll. It's all blues, anyhow."

His extensive foundation in R&B combined with a mastery of bebop and simplicity that put expressiveness ahead of technical expertise. Green was a superb blues interpreter, and his later material was predominantly blues and R&B, though he was also a wondrous ballad and standards soloist. He was a particular admirer of Charlie Parker, and his phrasing often reflected it. Green played in the '50s with Jimmy Forrest, Harry Edison and Lou Donaldson.

He also collaborated with many organists, among them Brother Jack McDuff, Sam Lazar, Baby Face Willette, Gloria Coleman, Big John Patton and Larry Young. 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 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.

A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar. Like Stanley Turrentine, he tends to be left out of the books. 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 and Ron Wynn (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.playjazzguitar.com/grant_green.html Biography
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=7203 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
website.lineone.net/~johnharris/grant_green.htm Personal web pages. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Green About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Green About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Grant Green - 'Alive!' - 2000, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Am I Blue' - 2002, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Ballads' - 2002, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Blues For Lou' - 1963, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Born To Be Blue' - 1961, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Feelin' The Spirit' - 2005, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'First Session' - 2001, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Grant's First Stand' - 1999, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Grantstand' - 1961, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Green Street' - 1961, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' - 2004, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Idle Moments' - 2004, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Live At The Lighthouse' - 1972, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Matador' - 2001, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Reaching Out' - 1961, Black Lion
 Grant Green - 'Standards' - 1998, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Street Funk & Jazz Grooves (The Best Of Grant Green)' - 1993, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Street Of Dreams' - 1964, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Sunday Morning' - 1961, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'The Finest In Jazz' - 2007, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'The Original Jam Master, Vol. 2: For The Funk Of It' - 2001, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Visions' - 1971, Blue Note
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Lou Donaldson - 'Cool Blues' - 2012, Groove Hut Records
 Stanley Turrentine - 'Z.T.' s Blues' - 1961, Blue Note
 Various Artists - 'Have You Had Your Vitamin B-3 Today?' - 2001,
  как соисполнитель ...
 George Braith - 'Complete Blue Note Sessions' - 2001, Blue Note
 Rusty Bryant - 'Rusty Bryant Returns' - 1969, OJC, Prestige
 Lou Donaldson - 'Good Gracious!' - 1997, Blue Note
 Lou Donaldson - 'The Natural Soul' - 2003, Blue Note
 Jimmy Forrest - 'All The Gin Is Gone' - 1959, Delmark
 Jimmy Forrest - 'Black Forrest' - 1972, Delmark
 Dodo Greene - 'My Hour Of Need' - 1962, Blue Note
 Johnny Hodges - 'Wings And Things' - 1965, Verve
 Bobby Hutcherson - 'The Kicker' - 1963, Blue Note
 Hank Mobley - 'Workout' - 1961, Blue Note, Planet Music
 Horace Parlan - 'Happy Frame Of Mind' - 1988, Blue Note-Japan
 Horace Parlan - 'Up And Down (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)' - 1961, Blue Note
 Big John Patton - 'Let 'Em Roll' - 2004, Blue Note
 Ike Quebec - 'Art Of Ike Quebec' - 1992, Blue Note
 Ike Quebec - 'Ballads' - 1960, Blue Note
 Ike Quebec - 'Blue & Sentimental' - 1961, Blue Note, Galactic
 Sonny Stitt - 'Brothers-4' - 2001, Prestige
 Sonny Stitt - 'Soul People' - 1993, Prestige
 Stanley Turrentine - 'Rough 'N' Tumble' - 1966, Blue Note
 Stanley Turrentine - 'Up At Minton's' - 1961, Blue Note
 Baby Face Willette - 'Face To Face' - 1961, Blue Note
 Larry Young - 'Into Somethin'' - 1998, Blue Note

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