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Grant Green

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: June 6, 1935 | Died: January 31, 1979    

Grant Green

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.”...
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    The Main Attraction

    Bluemoon Records
    2013
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    Four Classic Albums

    Bluemoon Records
    2012
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    Street Of Dreams

    Blue Note Records
    2009
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    Grant Green: Matador


    2009
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    Grant Green: Idle Moments


    2008
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    Organ Trio And Quartet

    Bluemoon Records
    2007
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    The Finest In Jazz

    Bluemoon Records
    2007
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Street Of Dreams

Blue Note Records (2009)
”Perhaps the greatest testament to his musical gift was that at a time when the guitar had fallen out of favor, suddenly, Grant Green could be heard everywhere, recording with several of the finest rhythm sections in New York.” --Ben Sidran
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