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  1. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    I purchased CDs from Amazon US.
  2. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    I picked up the CDs. Observations: 1.) 1969 Roundhouse Concert (Green in a trio setting) is in superb fidelity. Even though it is in mono, it was very well engineered. Sounds like they added some slight post production reverb giving it a slight stereo ambience. But the original location audio engineer really captured this trio in wonderful resolution. If you are used to the low fidelity sound on the YouTube video, the sonic experience and upgrade heard here is revelatory. 2.) I really dig Green's playing on the 1969 Roundhouse concert - he really shows multiple aspects of his style: blues, funk, bebop, standards etc. 3.) I wish Resonance had included two additional tracks from this concert in which Green gets solo time with Burrell and Kessel. How Could You Do a Thing Like That To Me and Blue Mist. 4.) The 1970s Antibes jams are not as well recorded. The mono fidelity is good, but the mix is often times a little off (organ can be low in the mix). I'm really digging the jam on Hurt So Bad. 5.) I like Slick. On Now's the Time we hear Green play straight ahead jazz and solo over chord changes. It shows that even late in his career he still had his jazz chops and played bebop during his live gigs. I don't think the playing on this track is "too seventies." It's very much within a classic straight-ahead vein. 6.) The extended How Insensitive on Slick is also rewarding. Green must have loved this haunting Jobim bossa since he played it in both 1969 and 1975. 7.) Need more time to absorb the funk medley on Slick before rendering a verdict. In summary, the 1969 Roundhouse Concert is a gem, and Green's rendition of Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time" on Slick is also fantastic. Both bear repeated listenings. I think both CDs are a worthy addition to his catalog. "Now's The Time" on Slick is much better than anything that made it's way to the public around the same time on the commercial and over-produced The Main Attraction or Easy albums.
  3. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Resonance published a couple of complete tracks for audition on Soundcloud, including the 31 minute medley on Slick! Links to listen on Soundcloud:
  4. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Which songs are performed straight ahead on the "Slick!" release?
  5. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    I wonder if the Antibes sound quality will be improved on the Resonance release. The circulating recordings of Antibes sound kind of blurred and dry. I wonder how far the circulating recordings are removed from the master tape. Was French FM radio still mono in 1970 -- or were they stereo by that time? Circulating recording is mono.
  6. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Resonance usually publishes a promo video on YouTube in advance of the release. So hopefully we will hear some excerpts soon. I'm really curious about the 1975 show and what Green's live gigs sounded like during that period. In March 1976, Green recorded a CTI album call The Main Attraction. That album hasn't aged too well. It's really overproduced with a ton of session players along for the ride. The 1975 gig has the potential to be a lot better as Green is with a small and hardened road band.
  7. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    I like the concept of Record Store Day, but I'm not a big fan of the Record Store Day retail experience. Last year I stood in line to buy some releases and they were already sold out. Store only got a few copies in. Plus you've got a bunch of record labels all pressing a bunch of LPs at the same time which stresses the pressing plants and lowers quality control. Some of the LPs I bought were very noisey, off center and had non-fill issues.
  8. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    From the liner notes, it sounds like at a minimum, "Now's the Time" may have chord changes and is in a more straight ahead style. Observation: they expunged the Burrell and Kessel solo features. That makes sense since Green didn't really add too much to those tracks. It would have been nice though to get Blue Mist -- as Green does solo with Barney and Kenny. I wonder if that will be a bonus track on the CD.
  9. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Agreed. I'm going to wait for the CD. Approx 18 minutes is optimal for a single LP side to maintain best sound quality. To squeeze 27 minutes on one side of an LP requires sonic compromises.
  10. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Tracklistings: Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) SIDE A: 1. I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself) (4:34) 2. Oleo (4:24) 3. How Insensitive (Insensatez) (7:18) 4. Untitled Blues (8:09) SIDE B: 1. Sonnymoon for Two (7:00) 2. I Wish You Love (7:06)* SIDE C: 1. Upshot - Live at the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 18, 1970 (18:02) SIDE D: 1. Hurt So Bad - Live at the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 18, 1970 (14:35) SIDE E: 1. Upshot - Live at the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 20, 1970 (19:46) SIDE F: 1. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Live at the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 20, 1970 (27:13) Personnel (SIDE A/B): Grant Green - guitar Larry Ridley - bass Don Lamond - drums *Barney Kessel - guitar Recorded at Maison de la Radio, Studio 104 in Paris, France on October 26, 1969 Personnel (SIDE C/D & E/F): Grant Green - guitar Claude Bartee - tenor saxophone Clarence Palmer - organ Billy Wilson - drums ============================ SLICK! - Live at Oil Can Harry's SIDE A: 1. Now's the Time (8:16) SIDE B: 1. How Insensitive (Insensatez) (26:02) SIDE C: 1. Medley (Part One): Vulcan Princess / Skin Tight / Woman's Gotta Have It (14:20) SIDE D: 1. Medley (Part Two): Boogie On Reggae Woman / For the Love of Money (17:36) Personnel: Grant Green - guitar Emmanuel Riggins - electric piano Ronnie Ware - bass Greg Williams - drums Gerald Izzard - percussion
  11. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Found more info: Grant Green (1) - Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) Format: 3LP - Gatefold In partnership with the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA), Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) is the first official, previously unissued live recordings of legendary guitarist Grant Green in over a decade. This deluxe 3LP set brings together a collection of recordings of Green captured at the ORTF studios in Paris on October 26, 1969 with bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Don Lamond, also including jazz guitar legend Barney Kessel comping behind Green on the beautiful I Wish You Love; plus full concert recordings from June 18 and 20, 1970 at the Antibes Jazz Festival featuring saxophonist Claude Bartee and organist Clarence Palmer, who both played on Green's classic 1969 Blue Note album Carryin' On, and drummer Billy Wilson. The ORTF studio session was taped for a radio broadcast produced by legendary French producer André Francis, and the Antibes recording was taped less than a month before Green's first live release Alive! on Blue Note Records. Both performances showcase Green's early transition to a heavier, funkier sound as he entered the 1970s. This is the first time any of these songs from the Carryin' On and Iron City albums are being made available as live performances, and represent his earliest live recording as a leader. Available exclusively for Record Store Day on April 21, 2018, the hand-numbered, limited-edition of 2,000 3LP gatefold are mastered at the legendary Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM by Record Technology Inc. (RTI) Grant Green - Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's Format: 2LP - Gatefold Slick! - Live at Oil Can Harry's is a never-before-released recording from soul-jazz guitar great Grant Green captured live on September 5, 1975 in at a popular club in Vancouver, BC Canada called Oil Can Harry's. Featuring a primarily Detroit-based band with Emmanuel Riggins (father of drummer Kariem Riggins) on electric piano, Ronnie Ware on bass, drummer Greg Vibrations Williams (Jack McDuff, Lou Donaldson) and Gerald Izzard on percussion, Slick!'s centerpiece is the over 30 minute funk exploration medley of Stanley Clarke's Vulcan Princess, Skin Tight by the Ohio Players, Bobby Womack's The Woman's Gotta Have It, Boogie on Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder and For the Love of Money by the O'Jays. This recording was originally broadcast on CHQM-FM and has been transferred from the original 10 reels to reveal a sterling sonic experience. Aside from Resonance's companion piece, Funk in France, being released simultaneously with this recording, this is only the 4th live recording released of the underappreciated soul-jazz guitar hero. Captured 3 years after the classic Live at the Lighthouse album released on Blue Note in 1972, this marks the latest known official live Grant Green recording on CD and LP. Available exclusively for Record Store Day on April 21, 2018, the hand-numbered, limited-edition of 2,000 2LP gatefold are mastered at the legendary Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM by Record Technology Inc. (RTI)
  12. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Yeah, the 1975 live date is a real mystery. Hope he at least played one blues or standard -- or anything straighahead with some chord changes. Unclear if he was still in his boogaloo phase in 1975. But still, this is a pro-recorded gig for FM radio broadcast so the sound should be excellent
  13. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Posted by Zev Feldman: CELEBRATING GRANT GREEN FOR RECORD STORE DAY! I'd like to ecstatically announce Resonance's TWO Record Store Day releases - "Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)" and "Slick! - Live at Oil Can Harry's" - by guitar legend Grant Green. These are the first official new releases of previously unissued material by the guitarist in over 10 years. Available exclusively for Record Store Day on April 21, 2018. Mastered at the legendary Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM by Record Technology Inc. (RTI). As a lifelong record collector, I've always been drawn to the incredible artwork that graces some of my favorite LPs. I really pushed to recreate those titillating experiences I would have with the artwork on these Grant Green packages. I must say, our long-time designer Burton Yount really outdid himself with these! They are two of the most striking releases we've ever assembled. "Funk in France" is actually two albums in one (with 2 additional covers on the inside!) capturing Grant at the ORTF studios in Paris in 1969, and at the Antibes Jazz Festival in 1970. Deluxe, limited edition 3LP gatefold set includes a 12-page insert with rare photos by Chuck Stewart, Jean-Pierre Leloir and Christian Rose; essays by myself, executive producer Michael Cuscuna, and Pascal Rozat of Ina in France; interviews with organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Antibes organist Clarence Palmer and Grant's son Greg Green (aka guitarist Grant Green Jr.). "Slick!" was recorded at Oil Can Harry's in Vancouver, Canada on September 5, 1975 and captures a jaw-dropping 33-minute funk/R&B medley covering Stevie Wonder to Bobby Womack to Ohio Players. It also marks the latest known official live Grant Green recording on CD/LP. Deluxe, limited edition gatefold LP includes a 12-page insert with previously unpublished photos taken at the club by photographer Gerry Nairn; essays by noted music journalist A. Scott Galloway, Vancouver DJ Gary Barclay and producer Zev Feldman; interviews with Detroit guitarist Perry Hughes (in conversation with fellow guitarist Jacques Lesure), Greg Green and drummer Greg "Vibrations" Williams. I'd like to thank everyone that was involved in the project, and of course you and our friends at Record Store Day for your support. We simply could not do this type of work without you all!
  14. (RIP) Is Jack Wilson (Atlantic & Blue Note 60s pianist) dead?

    The bassist, Masayuki Kume, posted this comment about the video, suggesting the video was apparently made in the late 1980s or early 1990s. "Thank you so much ! I was playing with Jack,by drummer.I'm very happy to see playing with Jack.Almost 30 years ago.I learned a lot of musical things from him.I was touring with him three times in hokaido . I thnk this video is 3rd tour. Masayuki Kume." This setlist was posted on YouTube with the video: 1.Unknown(incomplete) 2.Autumn sunset 3.Unknown 4.Evidence 5.Unknown 6.Our Waltz 7.Recorda me 8.Milestones 9.invitation 10.Margo's Theme 11.Unknown 12.Razão De Viver(A Little Tear) 13.Waltz for Ahmad 14.Gingerbread Boy 15.Unknown 16.Autumn leaves 17.Milestones 18.Unknown
  15. (RIP) Is Jack Wilson (Atlantic & Blue Note 60s pianist) dead?

    Check this out! Two and a half hours of live video footage of Jack Wilson performing in Japan: