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Sir Grant Green! An incredible musician, his "straight" jazz and 70s funky albums are all worth getting. My favorites are "Idle Moments" and "Alive", where he does a version of Kool & The Gang's "Let The Music Take Your Mind" where he and Idris Muhammad on drums bring some monstrous funk! thelarmis, I know you're in on GG too!
for me, i dig Solid and Matador. 2 of his great solo records, both w/ McCoy & Elvin. i also love the little known "Blues For Lou" with the awesome 'Big' John Patton on organ and Ben Dixon on drums.
i much prefer his straight ahead stuff from '60-'65, than his funk stuff from '65 into the '70's. i have that material he recorded for Blue Note and a lot of it is good, but i'd rather hear the hard bop material...
my favorite Grant Green, is his playing as a sideman on Hank Mobley's brilliant masterpiece, "Workout".
 Man, you KNOW I'm a huge fan of "Workout", one of the best BN albums ever, classic album cover too. Green was a wonderful sideman for sure. I know Matador but not Solid..will have to get that. Also, there's a great re-issue of the Sonny Clark quartets that is fantastic, not a bad track on there.
The funk stuff kills though, on Live at the Lighthouse he does a version of "Patches" that has a crazy groove going on!
"Alive" is a masterpiece  totally agree on "Let the Music Take Your Mind"
 yeah man, i got the 2cd set of the Sonny Clark quartets back in '97. great stuff!
Solid, is amazing. also has joe henderson, james spaulding & bob cranshaw. they do a duke pearson tune and joe henderson's "the kicker". 1964, connoisseur series.
i have "alive", "live at the lighthouse" and all the other funk albums. i dig it and idris is slammin'. i just dig the bop a whole ton more...
here's my Grant Green collection of solo albums. all CD's on Blue Note Records. Chronological order:
Grant Green – First Session
Grant Green – Grant’s First Stand
Grant Green – Green Street
Grant Green – The Latin Bit
Grant Green – Sunday Mornin’
Grant Green – Grantstand
Grant Green – Standards
Grant Green – Born To Be Blue
Grant Green – The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark (2cd)
Grant Green – Goin’ West
Grant Green – Feelin’ The Spirit
Grant Green – Blues For Lou
Grant Green – Am I Blue
Grant Green – Idle Moments
Grant Green – Solid
Grant Green – Talkin’ About!
Grant Green – Street Of Dreams
Grant Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand
Grant Green – Matador
Grant Green – Carryin’ On
Grant Green – Green Is Beautiful
Grant Green – Alive!
Grant Green – Live At Club Mozambique
Grant Green – Visions
Grant Green – Shades Of Green
Grant Green – The Final Comedown
Grant Green – Live At The Lighthouse
Grant Green – Blue Breakbeats
the funk period begins with "carryin' on". blue breakbeats, is a compilation of the later funk material...
 Nice! I saw that "Visions"was recently re-released on CD, I need to pick it up.
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