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Grant Green - Green Street (1961) [APO Remaster SACD 2010] PS3 ISO + HDTracks

10-12-2015, 14:51
Jazz | Soul | Oldies | FLAC / APE | HD & Vinyl

Title: Green Street [APO Remaster SACD]
Year Of Release: 2010 (1961)
Label: Analogue Productions [CBNJ 84071 SA]
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz
Quality: DSD64 image (*.iso) | FLAC (tracks) [24bit/88,2kHz]
Total Time: 54:11
Total Size: 1,54 GB | 1,03 GB

As a trio, this edition of guitarist Grant Green's many ensembles has to rank with the best he had ever fronted. Recorded on April Fool's Day of 1961, the band and music are no joke, as bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Dave Bailey understand in the most innate sense how to support Green, lay back when needed, or strut their own stuff when called upon. Still emerging as an individualist, Green takes further steps ahead, without a pianist, saxophonist, or -- most importantly -- an organist. His willpower drives this music forward in a refined approach that definitely marks him as a distinctive, immediately recognizable player. It is also a session done in a period when Green was reeling in popular demand, as this remarkably is one of six recordings he cut for Blue Note as a leader in 1961, not to mention other projects as a sideman. To say his star was rising would be an understatement. The lean meatiness of this group allows all three musicians to play with little hesitation, no wasted notes, and plenty of soul. Another aspect of this studio date is the stereo separation of Green's guitar in one speaker, perhaps not prevalent in modern recordings, but very much in use then. Check out the atypical (for Green) ballad "'Round About Midnight," as the guitarist trims back embellishments to play this famous melody straight, with a slight vibrato, occasional trills, and a shuffled bridge. The trio cops an attitude similar to Dizzy Gillespie for the introduction to "Alone Together," with clipped melody notes and a bass filler from Tucker. Three of Green's originals stamp his personal mark on rising original soulful post-bop sounds, as "No. 1 Green Street" has basic B-flat, easy-grooving tenets similar to his previously recorded tune "Miss Ann's Tempo." Two interesting key changes and chord accents identify the outstanding "Grant's Dimensions" beyond its core bop bridge and jam configuration -- not the least of which contains a hefty bass solo from the criminally underrated Tucker and Bailey trading fours. "Green with Envy" should be familiar to fans of Horace Silver, as it is almost identically based on the changes of "Nica's Dream," a neat adaptation full of stop-starts and stretched-out improvising over ten minutes. (The alternate take of this one on the expanded CD reissue is a full two minutes shorter.) If this is not a definitive jazz guitar trio, they have not yet been born, and Green Street stands as one of Grant Green's best recordings of many he produced in the ten prolific years he was with the Blue Note label.


01. No. 1 Green Street
02. 'Round About Midnight
03. Grant's Dimensions
04. Green With Envy
05. Alone Together
06. Green With Envy (Alternate Take)
07. Alone Together (Alternate Take)

Mastered for SACD by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo, CA.
Authored for SACD by Gus Skinas on the SONOMA system at the Super Audio Center, Boulder, CO.
Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 2,18 GB
FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz

Grant Green - Green Street (1961) [APO Remaster SACD 2010] PS3 ISO + HDTracks

Grant Green - Green Street (1961) [APO Remaster SACD 2010] PS3 ISO + HDTracks

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