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Favorite Guitarist 2

Grant Green an underrated artist whom recorded almost exclusively for Blue Note. grant-green-28He had a very recognizable style in which he didn’t like to play chords. His favorite artist who he listened to were horn players, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. His single note playing style mimics the horn playing giving him his own unique sound. The Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark is a 1962 double album from Blue Note and a great place to start listening to him. Idle Moments is a 1963 Blue Note release featuring Bobby Hutcherson, a great pair. Early in his music he played the Gibson ES330TD Full Body guitar.  Matador, another very interesting release on the Blue Note label from1964 pairs him with Coltranes rythm section, MCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison. Grant Green played Hardbop, Bebop, and Soul Jazz with a virtuosity, and his signature sound is a jazz guitarist who needs to be represented in your Jazz library.

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