Born: June 6, 1935 | Died: January 31, 1979
Green was born on June 6, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri. He first performed in a professional setting at the age of 13. His early influences were Charlie Christian and Charlie Parker; however, he played extensive R & B gigs in his home town and in East Saint Louis, IL while developing his jazz chops. His first recordings in St. Louis were with tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest for the Delmark label. Lou Donaldson discovered green playing in a bar in St. Louis. After touring together with Donaldson, Green arrived in New York around 1959-60. In a Down Beat interview from the early 60's, Green said The first thing I learned to play was boogie-woogie. Then I had to do a lot of rock and roll. It's all blues, anyhow....
The Main AttractionBluemoon Records
Four Classic AlbumsBluemoon Records
Street Of DreamsBlue Note Records
Grant Green: Matador
Grant Green: Idle Moments
Organ Trio And QuartetBluemoon Records
The Finest In JazzBluemoon Records
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