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  Analogue Productions -
  CBNJ 84086 SA
  Grant Green: Grantstand

Grant Green (guitar)
Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute)
Brother Jack McDuff (organ)
Al Harewood (drums)
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Review by progboy December 28, 2012 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Grant Green - Grantstand (1962). Analogue Productions SACD

For those who prefer a little funk in their soul will love this jazz album !! And wow what a sound on this SACD too !!!!

Grantstand was Grant's 3rd album for Blue Note and featured a rather rare mix of musicians.....Yusef Lateef on the flute and sax, Brother Jack McDuff on the organ and Al Harewood on the drums. McDuff is really toned down here and he obviously wanted this to be a Grant Green album and instead just adds accents here and there. Yusef is more in the spotlight and accentuated here with his punctuating sax drawls and his groovin flute bits. The song "Blues in Maude's Flat" is a wonderful epic soulful blues piece with some hugely expressive sax , organ wisps and excellent drumming with some fine fret work by Green.

Sonically this is a pretty awesome sounding sacd with great dynamic range and color. No question the 60's Blue Note master acetates were made to last as they sound just so sweet. This is a major reason why Steve Hoffman likes to work with the older recordings. The organ recording here is warbled and almost distorted on the low end and Hoffman decided to leave this as it was obviously without altering it.

On Hart and Rodger's "my funny valentine" Grant draws out every ounce of blues and sorrow that is possible and this is my favourite on the album. This may be the best sounding that I have ever heard Grant Green.

Highly treasured SACD !

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