Grant Green — Green Is Beautiful

Here is what I think is a second pressing of Grant Green’s 1970 funk-jazz date Green Is Beautiful with the blue/black Liberty label.  It was an online purchase–overgraded yet again–but still a reasonable deal for a cool LP that I haven’t seen in person at a shop.

In the 1990’s Blue Note reissued some of this stuff in the “Rare Groove” series, which is where I first heard Grant Green.  I didn’t check out his straight ahead sessions until later, and have more recently dove in even deeper, acquiring the excellent Grant Green Retrospective box set along with several other CDs and LPs.

Although I’m currently enjoying his earlier Blue Note sessions a little more, Green’s funk records are some of the best in the genre. This is fun to hear in it’s original format after having those CDs for years.

(Details: Blue Note BST 84342 stereo/blue+black Liberty label)

Grant Green – Ain’t It Funky Now

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