Grant's First Stand is the debut album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances by Green recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1961. Earlier recordings made by Green for Blue Note were released as First Session in 2001.
Grant Green's debut album, Grant's First Stand, still ranks as one of his greatest pure soul-jazz outings, a set of killer grooves laid down by a hard-swinging organ trio. For having such a small lineup - just organist Baby Face Willette and drummer Ben Dixon - the group cooks up quite a bit of power, really sinking its teeth into the storming up-tempo numbers, and swinging loose and easy on the ballads. The influence of the blues on both Green and Willette is strong and, while that's far and away the dominant flavor of the session, Green also displays his unique bop phrasing.
Though Grant’s First Stand was guitarist Grant Green’s maiden release for Blue Note Records it wasn’t his debut recording session for the famous New York jazz label. The St Louis guitarist had, in fact, gone into Rudy Van Gelder’s legendary studio at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey – where Blue Note did the majority of their recordings from 1959 onwards – on two previous occasions. For some reason, however, the music recorded on two days across October and November 1960 was shelved
By: Grant Green (1961, Jazz). More albums from Grant Green: Blues For Lou by Grant Green. Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) by Grant Green. Slick! – Live at Oil Can Harry’s by Grant Green. Live At Club Mozambique by Grant Green. Alive! by Grant Green. Visions by Grant Green. Goodnight, It’s Time To Go by Grant Green. Remembering by Grant Green. View all albums . Grant’s First Stand. By: Grant Green (1961, Jazz). 2. Lullaby Of The Leaves. 3. Blues For Willarene. 4. Baby’s Minor Lope
Grant's First Stand is the debut album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances by Green recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1961. Studio album by. Grant Green. January 28, 1961 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs. All compositions by Grant Green except as indicated.
PLAY ALL. Grant's First Stand. Released by Count Records Jul 2013 6 Tracks.
Grant Green - 'TAint Nobody's Business If I Do 04:26. Grant Green - Lullaby Of The Leaves 07:42. Grant Green - A Wee Bit O'Green 07:48. Grant Green - Lullaby of the Leaves (First Stand) 07:43. Grant Green - Blues for Willarene (First Stand) 07:09. Grant Green - Baby's Minor Lope (First Stand) 07:19. Grant Green - Baby's Minor Lope 07:18. Grant Green - Lullaby of the Leaves 07:44. Grant Green - Blues for Willarene 07:10. Grant Green - Baby's Minor Lope 07:20. Grant Green - Lullaby of the Leaves 01:35.