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First Recordings

CD (Item 924978) Gambit (Spain), 1959 — Condition: Used
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Grant Green's very first sessions in the studio – titles recorded under the leadership of tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest, who also hailed from Green's hometown of St Louis! Although Green's discovery is usually credited to Lou Donaldson – who claims to have found Grant in St Louis, and brought him back to New York – these sessions are actually from a few years before the Donaldson discovery, and feature Green already recording in New York under Forrest's leadership, in a combo that also includes Harold Mabern on piano, Gene Ramsey on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The material was previously issued on the albums All The Gin Is Gone and Black Forrest – both under Jimmy's name as the leader – but it's brought together here under Green's name, and features the 9 tracks from the dates with him on guitar, plus 6 more that feature the same group without any guitar solos. Titles include "Dog It", "Caravan", "All The Gin Is Gone", "Sunkenfoal", "Laura", "Myra", "You Go To My Head", "Black Forrest", "These Foolish Things", "What's New", and "But Beautiful".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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When you purchase a used CD you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks, the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves), and the booklet to be in good shape. Used CDs may show some signs of use, but if there are significant details or defects we will describe the item's condition (just like we do with LPs), so look for notes on cutout marks, stickers, promo stamps or other details before ordering.

All of our used CDs are guaranteed to play without skipping or flaws. After you receive a used CD from Dusty Groove, you have 1 week to play it to determine that it plays correctly. If it does not, you can request a return for a full refund.


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