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Grant Green

g, 1935-1979 US, St. Louis
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Blue Grant

Grant Green (June 6, 1935 – January 31, 1979) was an American jazz guitarist and composer.Recording prolifically and mainly for Blue Note Records (as both leader and sideman) Green performed in the hard bop, soul jazz, bebop and Latin-tinged idioms throughout his career. Critics Michael Erlewine and Ron Wynn write, "A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar ... Green's playing is immediately recognizable – perhaps more than any other guitarist." Critic Dave Hunter described his sound as "lithe, loose, slightly bluesy and righteously groovy". He often performed in an organ trio, a small group with an organ and drummer.

  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Django - Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Remastered 1999 on Idle Moments by Grant Green
Maybe Tomorrow on Visions by Grant Green
Idle Moments on The Best Of Grant Green by Grant Green
Freedom March - Remastered on Sunday Mornin' by Grant Green
'Round About Midnight - Remastered 2002/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Green Street by Grant Green
Sookie Sookie - Live At The Cliche' Lounge, Newark, New Jersey, 1970 / Remastered 2000 on Alive! by Grant Green
Little Girl Blue on Oleo by Grant Green
God Bless The Child on Ballads by Grant Green
Blues For Willarene - Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Remastered 2009 on Grant's First Stand by Grant Green
We've Only Just Begun on Visions by Grant Green

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Title Artist Year Type
5 Original AlbumsGrant Green2018Compil.
Slick! - Live at Oil Can Harry’sGrant Green2018Album
Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)Grant Green2018Album
The Classic Albums CollectionGrant Green2017Compil.
Racing Green - Guitar Solos 1959/62Grant Green2015Compil.
The 1961 Summer SessionsGrant Green2015Compil.
Grant Green & Baby Face Willete Trio/Quartet - Complete RecordingsGrant Green & 'Baby Face' Willette2014Compil.
Complete Instrumental SessionsGrant Green, Ike Quebec2013Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsGrant Green2013Compil.
The Holy Barbarian, St. Louis, 1959Grant Green2012Album
Four Classic AlbumsGrant Green2012Compil.
Cool BluesLou Donaldson & Grant Green Featuring 'Baby Face' Willette & Brother Jack McDuff2012Compil.
Grant GreenGrant Green2010Compil.
The Blue Note YearsGrant Green2009Compil.
Funky Instrumentals (Volume Four)Nik Weston Presents Grant Green / Orquesta De La Luz2009Single
The Finest In JazzGrant Green2007Compil.
Organ Trio And QuartetGrant Green2007Compil.
Joe's BluesJohnny Hodges / Wild Bill Davis Featuring Grant Green2007Compil.
First RecordingsGrant Green2007Album
Green Peace - The Classic Of Grant GreenGrant Green2006Compil.
Live At Club MozambiqueGrant Green2006Album
For The Funk Of It: (The Original Jam Master Volume Two)Grant Green2005Compil.
Mellow Madness (The Original Jam Master, Volume Three)Grant Green2005Compil.
Ain't It Funky Now! (The Original Jam Master, Volume One)Grant Green2005Compil.
BalladsGrant Green2002Compil.
Retrospective 1961-66Grant Green2002Compil.
First SessionGrant Green2001Album
Blues For LouGrant Green1999Album
StandardsGrant Green1998Album
Blue BreakbeatsGrant Green1998Compil.
The Complete Quartets With Sonny ClarkGrant Green1997Compil.
Jazz ProfileGrant Green1997Compil.
Down Here On The Ground / Move Your Hand (Remixes)Grant Green / Lonnie Smith1996Album
Down Here On The GroundGrant Green Feat. Dianne Reeves1996Single
The Best Of Grant Green Vol. IIGrant Green1996Compil.
His Majesty King Funk / Up With Donald ByrdGrant Green / Donald Byrd1995Compil.
The Best Of Grant Green Vol. 1Grant Green1993Compil.
Street Funk & Jazz Grooves (The Best Of Grant Green)Grant Green1993Compil.
Jazz Dance Classic No. 1Grant Green1992Album
The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny ClarkGrant Green, Sonny Clark1990Compil.
Green BluesGrant Green1990Album
Born To Be BlueGrant Green1985Album
Kenny Burrell And Grant GreenKenny Burrell & Grant Green1983Compil.
Guitar LegendsGrant Green, Cornell Dupree1982Compil.
OleoGrant Green1980Album
RememberingGrant Green1980Album
NigeriaGrant Green1980Album
Supermen / Grant Green EasyFerrante & Teicher / Grant Green1979Album
Gooden's CornerGrant Green1979Album
MatadorGrant Green1979Album
SolidGrant Green1979Album
EasyGrant Green1978Album
Easy / Just The Way You AreGrant Green1978Single
Special DigestThe Singers Unlimited, Cornell Dupree, Grant Green1977Compil.
The Main AttractionGrant Green1976Album
Shades Of GreenGrant Green1972Album
Iron City!Grant Green1972Album
WindjammerGrant Green1972Single
Afro Party / Father's LamentGrant Green1972Single
The Final Comedown - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackGrant Green1972Album
Live At The LighthouseGrant Green1972Album
VisionsGrant Green1971Album
The BattleGrant Green1971Single
Ain't It Funky NowGrant Green1970Single
Green Is BeautifulGrant Green1970Album
Alive!Grant Green1970Album
Sookie, Sookie / Time To RememberGrant Green1970Single
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? / Never Can Say GoodbyeGrant Green1970Single
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? / Cantaloupe WomanGrant Green1970Single
Carryin' OnGrant Green1970Album
Goin' WestGrant Green1969Album
Street Of DreamsGrant Green1967Album
His Majesty, King FunkGrant Green1965Album
I Want To Hold Your HandGrant Green1965Album
I Want To Hold Your HandGrant Green1965Single
The Cantaloupe Woman / Daddy GrapesGrant Green1965Single
Talkin' AboutGrant Green1964Album
Idle MomentsGrant Green1964Album
Am I BlueGrant Green1963Album
Feelin' The SpiritGrant Green1963Album
The Latin BitGrant Green1962Album
ImagesSonny Red With Blue Mitchell And Grant Green1962Album
The ModeSonny Red With Grant Green And Barry Harris1962Album
Sunday Mornin'Grant Green1962Album
Grant's First StandGrant Green1961Album
A Wee Bit O' GreenGrant Green1961Single
Green StreetGrant Green1961Album
GrantstandGrant Green1961Album
Jazz GuitarKenny Burrell, Charlie Byrd, Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, Grant GreenCompil.
Best Plucking In TownBarney Kessel, Grant Green, Oscar Moore, Mundell LoweCompil.
Miss Ann´s Tempo / Ain't Nobody's Business If I DoGrant GreenSingle
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 55Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Billy Taylor, Attila ZollerCompil.
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