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Street Of Dreams [LP]
Vinyl | LP (12" album, 33 rpm)
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Audio CD, Import, Original recording remastered, February 24, 2009
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Recorded in 1964, American jazz guitarist, Grant Green's Blue Note album, 'Street Of Dreams,' will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
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So amid lots of other fine players, I usually gravitate toward the early '50's to late '60's style of bebop for my favorite jazz playing, although I also love the late Jimmy Ponder, who was the true heir to the Montgomery throne until he passed away sadly from cancer, and currently Russell Malone, who is fresh but carries the spirit of these giants' music.
Grant Green is a lesser known player, and probably doesn't quite match the heights his peers enjoyed, but that's unfortunate. One possible reason for this is his reluctance to play only lead figures and very little chord work, which is so integral to the whole genetic makeup of bebop regardless of instrument. However, he more than made up for that shortcoming by surrounding himself with superb jazz players, and one album features just him, bass and drum, where he does employ chord work although fairly simply. On "Street of Dreams" Green couldn't have done much better picking the sidemen - Bobby Hutcherson, one of the best vibe players in the Lionel Hampton tradition, Larry Young, B-3 organist par excellence who was far reaching enough to expand his sound to play with Hendrix on a rare jam "Young/Hendrix" from the long out of print "Nine To The Universe", but available on a reissue, and Miles Davis on "Bitches Brew", which is about as "out there" as jazz ever got. And some drummer by the name of Elvin Jones.
Jones of course is regarded as one of the greatest drummers of all time period, and on this record he stands out for his subtlety, showing real musician class that perfectly matches the four tunes on here, as beautiful and brilliant as anything Green ever did, and on an easy par with the best jazz of the period.
Green as usual submits his guitar work in his clear bright tone, choice of notes beyond reproach, and a touch that sounds like silk. Perhaps my favorite is a relatively simple 5/4 time "Lazy Afternoon", a behind the beat swinging but very delicate vamp that recalls "Take Five" or Burrell's "Midnight Blue" in tempo and feel, but stands just fine on its own.
"Street of Dreams" is a languid album, laid back and perfect for some great mellow music without sounding cheesy or cheap. Green would slip in later years due to drug addiction, but here he was still very much on top of his game and the ensemble couldn't be better. A great album through and through.
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However, the quality of the product is also disappointing that the CD case it is broken.