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Baby Face Willette – Stop and Listen

Published on November 15, 2010 By Music Mook

Had jazz organist Baby Face Willette continued on in this vein, he would have been considered one of the greats right up there with Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, and Big John Patton. Unfortunately this was not the case and Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette disappeared into jazz obscurity after only four albums under his own name. […]

Grant Green – Alive!

Published on November 4, 2010 By Music Mook

After taking somewhat of a hiatus in the late 60s, Grant Green re-emerged triumphant in a most funky manner. Suddenly his intricate jazz lines and easy going musicianship became hard driving, no apology funk that split most Grant Green fans right down the middle. While some may prefer his earlier classic jazz work and others […]

Grant Green – Sunday Mornin’

Published on October 18, 2010 By Music Mook

Jazz guitarist Grant Green was quite the prolific musician back in 1961. He recorded numerous albums, both as a sideman and a leader, some of which were released and some which languished in the vaults for years. Luckily for the jazz buying public, Sunday Mornin’ was available on the scene back in 1961 and is […]

Grant Green – Green Street

Published on July 29, 2010 By Music Mook

Ah, Grant Green, one of my favorite guitarists of all time and definitely in my top 2. If I could choose to play and sound like anyone it would be Grant. His playing is clean and smooth, with a killer tone, and he is always in command of his material. He can go from playing […]