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Music Matters / Blue Note

Grant Green ‎– Talkin' About | Music Matters Reissue

$95.00

Music Matters / Blue Note

Grant Green ‎– Talkin' About | Music Matters Reissue

$95.00

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Grant Green ranked alongside Wes Montgomery as the most exciting new jazz guitarist of the early 1960s. Green recorded a couple of dozen very memorable albums for Blue Note in styles ranging from modal jazz to soul jazz, bop, funk, Latin and spirituals. When Grant Green teamed up in a trio with the forward looking organist Larry Young and drummer Elvin Jones on Talkin' About, a magical musical alchemy occurred.

Far from sounding like the standard organ trio, Talkin’ About showcases three master musicians in full flight. Larry Young was no longer playing Jimmy Smith licks. He was universally acknowledged as having the first new style on organ since Smith. Elvin Jones was THE major drummer of the era, and Green was capable of excelling in any setting. Just listen to the guitarist on the lengthy "Talking About J.C." and the joyous version of "I'm An Old Cowhand." You’ll quickly understand why Talkin’ About is such a sought after gem of the Blue Note catalog.

Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside. – Press Release

“For the session at hand, Green carefully selected a program made up of two Larry Young originals, and old standard, and two oddities that turn out to be silk purses fashioned from sow’s ears. The lead off track, "Talkin’ About J.C." was dedicated to John Coltrane and appeared on an earlier Prestige session of Young’s, but this proves to be the definitive performance. Green’s lengthy solo is as visceral and engaging as anything he ever laid down on tape, with great momentum created by repeating a short riff and taking it through permutations that displace the accents to different parts of the beat. Green’s ability to tell a story and build interest comes to the fore when he takes a second solo following Young’s that tops even his first incendiary spot.” – All About Jazz

Item description:

Artist:

Grant Green ‎

Title:

Talkin' About

Label:

Music Matters Ltd. | Blue Note

Format:

2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2010 | Original – 1964

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Soul-Jazz, Hard Bop

Catalog No:

MMBST-84183

Condition:

New