Some of the funkiest work on guitar ever recorded – and a great overview of the legendary sessions that Grant
Green recorded for Blue Note in the late 60s and earl
y 70s! Years back, the label used to disown these sessions – claiming they were more commercial and lower-quality than Green's original, earl
ier 60s sessions for the company. But now, thanks to the attention given the music by beatheads worldwide, Blue Note's finally giving this music its due – and bringing together the best Grant
Green work from this time in a massive 3 volume series! The vibe here was often inspired by mainstream soul and funk of the time – but taken much more into the jazz side of the spectrum, as Green opens up with long weaving solos that still stand as some of the best guitar work in jazz at the time. Instrumentation is often raw and rough – using heavy drums, Hammond, and a bit of horns to support Grant
's solos – and given that most of these tracks are nice and long, there's often plenty of space for other instrumental jamming as well. Volume 1 of the series features the tracks "Ain't It Funky Now", "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "Ease Back", "It's Your Thing", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing", and "Love On A Two Way Street".
(Out of print.)