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Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

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39 minutes ago, jlhoots said:

27+ minutes of Hi Heel Sneakers - I need to think this over before deciding.

I've heard it. I've got a feeling you won't be disappointed. To me it sounds like the kind of Album he would have made for Prestige circa 69. 

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If there's a 27 minute cut (and it certainly seems that there is!), I'll take it on CD.

But the lineups and dates are appealing to me, very. Claude Bartee's pitch is one of the more quirky things in the history of tenor, and I mean that in a non-negative way!

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3 hours ago, sidewinder said:

I’ll be stalking out my local store for these on ‘The Day’, for once. Usually don’t bother with RSD.

If there are only 2000 copies of the LP sets, how are you going to get one over here?

MG

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7 minutes ago, The Magnificent Goldberg said:

If there are only 2000 copies of the LP sets, how are you going to get one over here?

MG

I’ve had no problem getting previous Resonance releases on RSD (or shortly after) Hate the queues though!

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Another downside is i just got word Slick! costs 52 bucks (the other prob more since its an extra lp)- i feel u about the lp lengths but im even MORE scared of how it would sound on modern CD

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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.

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10 hours ago, Clunky said:

I’ve had no problem getting previous Resonance releases on RSD (or shortly after) Hate the queues though!

Oh well, just asking.

MG

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22 hours ago, JSngry said:

If there's a 27 minute cut (and it certainly seems that there is!), I'll take it on CD.

But the lineups and dates are appealing to me, very. Claude Bartee's pitch is one of the more quirky things in the history of tenor, and I mean that in a non-negative way!

I read somewhere recently that Claude Bartee used a special kind of arduous tonguing technique that gave him that sound.  

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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.

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oh its gonna be great dawg, its nothing like main attraction which was a cti thing, dont you worry.  grant was still killin it in the clubs, i really still think for the amount of touring  he was doing there should be even more stuff.  but this'll do

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4 hours ago, chewy-chew-chew-bean-benitez said:

oh its gonna be great dawg, its nothing like main attraction which was a cti thing, dont you worry.  grant was still killin it in the clubs, i really still think for the amount of touring  he was doing there should be even more stuff.  but this'll do

I dare say you're right, Chewy, about more live things being around. I don't mind waiting for a year or two, while I get used to these two huge albums.

MG

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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.

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I saw Green many times (the group with Claude Bartee) up at the Crawford Grill... EVERY tune was a half hour!

 

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I was gonna make the Miles my last CD purchases for a while but these may be it.

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Managed to score both of these at Record Store Day - was pretty amazed as I was not there early.  Looking forward to spinning them both later.

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2 hours ago, Eric said:

Managed to score both of these at Record Store Day - was pretty amazed as I was not there early.  Looking forward to spinning them both later.

Same here. Just listened to ‘Oil Can Harry’s’ so far but it is brilliant. LP1 starts laid back, side 2 cranks up the funk and sides 3 and 4 completely burn !

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7 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

Same here. Just listened to ‘Oil Can Harry’s’ so far but it is brilliant. LP1 starts laid back, side 2 cranks up the funk and sides 3 and 4 completely burn !

That’s a fair summary. Currently I’m back to Funk in France - side B . Fans of GGs earlier boppish records should fear not as both RSD issues have plenty of straight ahead playing 

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The booklet notes are up to the usual high standards too. I like the way that ‘Oil Can Harry’s’ has photos of the band and audience at the actual gig plus newspaper cuttings of the reviews in the B.C. papers. Real good stuff !

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I heard How Insensitive from Slick! today and it wasn't something that appealed to me. Too 70ish. 

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3 hours ago, Clunky said:

That’s a fair summary. Currently I’m back to Funk in France - side B . Fans of GGs earlier boppish records should fear not as both RSD issues have plenty of straight ahead playing 

Which songs are performed straight ahead on the "Slick!" release?

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10 hours ago, monkboughtlunch said:

Which songs are performed straight ahead on the "Slick!" release?

Now's the time , but to my ears side A & B aren't really  jazz funk. Others might disagree 

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I would agree. Sides A and B are straight ahead, although Grant gets into an extended groove on ‘How Insensitive’ on Side B. The funk tune medleys on Sides C and D are off the scale in terms of in the pocket groove though, real highlights. The whole band is really tight on these medleys, must have been amazing to witness from the audience.

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