The Jazz Show Episode June 6, 2011

Broadcast on 06-Jun-2011

9:00pm - 12:00am

Guitar master Grant Green emerged on the Jazz scene in the early 60's and along with Wes Montgomery were two of the most prominent exponents of that instrument. Grant Green, in the mid-60's made a conversion to a more funky organ based sound for his working group. He dropped the Gershwin and Porter standards for more contemporary material from black urban and crossover music. While still retaining his blues based sound on the guitar, Grant explored this groove and also played funky danceable original compositions as he found steady work in small clubs around the nation that existed in the African-American districts in cities throughout the USA.

This group recorded at the "Club Mozambique" in Detroit in January 1971 and features Mr. Green on guitar with regulars, Clarence Thomas on soprano and tenor saxophone and organist Ronnie Foster and guests for this engagement, tenor saxophone master Houston Person and drummer Idris Muhammad. Together they hit the right groove and play for listening and dancing. Get down and get funky!

Track Listing:

Ray Bryant · The Ray Bryant Trio
Blues Changes
Cubano Chant
Art Blakey/Ray Bryant · Drum Suite
After Hours
Dizzy Gillespie · Sonny Side Up
Blues Changes
Miles Davis · Quintet/Sextet
Oliver Nelson · Mainstem.
The Shadow of Your Smile
Oliver Nelson · Sound Patterns
Example 78
Pick-A-Rib #1 & #2.
Benny Goodman · Benny's Quintet
Jan Jan
Grant Green · Live At The Club
Walk On By
More Today Than Yesterday