The Jazz Show Episode December 15, 2008

Broadcast on 15-Dec-2008

9:00pm - 11:59pm

When Grant Green first came on the international Jazz scene and signed, upon the recommendation of alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson, to Blue Note Records, the owner of the record company, Alfred Lyon, was unsure how to present Green. Green was a solid blues player and was well versed in bop and standards. Lyon featured Green in an organ trio context but Grant wanted and loved the more accoustic setting with piano, bass and drums or just bass and drums. Many of Green's albums in an accoustic setting were not released until his death at 43 in 1979. Our Feature album was released early in Grant's recording career and stands as one of his most personal recordings. It's called "Green Street" and has Grant playing with Ben Tucker on bass and Dave Bailey on drums. Three Green originals are presented along with two standards,"Alone Together" and one of the finest versions of Thelonious Monk's classic ballad, "'Round About Midnight." Pure unadulerated Grant Green.....visit Green Street tonight.

Track Listing:

Hank Mobley · Workout
Home is Africa
Horace Parlan · Back From The Gig
Reaching Out
Dave Bailey · Reaching Out
Mr. Kenyatta
Lee Morgan · Search For The New
Randy Weston · Blue Moses
Ganawa (Blue Moses)
I'll Never Be The Same
Red Mitchell · Jam For Your Bread
Bag's Groove
Miles Davis · Birdland Jan. 3,1959.
Jaki Byard · Sunshine of My Soul
No 1 Green Street
Grant Green · Green Street
'Round About Midnight
Grant's Dimensions
Green With Envy
Alone Together