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Grant Green: Street of Dreams

Album Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The album has a wonderfully languid vibe, typified by a dreamy rendition of 'Lazy Afternoon'..."

Album Notes

Personnel: Grant Green (guitar); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Larry Young (organ); Elvin Jones (drums).

Producer: Alfred Lion.

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 16, 1964. Originally released on Blue Note (84253).

Grant Green's 1964 STREET OF DREAMS date with organ guru Larry Young is an entirely different affair than TALKIN' ABOUT, the session the pair recorded earlier that year. It features four lengthy meditations that find Green and Young (not to mention vibraphone viscount Bobby Hutcherson) unfurling thoughtful, low-key riffs that establish an autumnal, introspective feel, as opposed to the more hard-bop-tinged tracks on the previous album. Green may be known as a master of soul jazz, but STREET OF DREAMS proves he's got plenty more strings to his bow, and sounds oddly contemporary, as though it could have been released on a label like ECM some 20 years later.



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