Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Grant Green Idle Moments
1963
1. Idle Moments
2. Jean De Fleur
3. Jean De Fleur (Alternate Version)
4. Django
5. Django (Alternate Version)
6. Nomad
Grant Green - Born To Be Blue
1961
1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. Born To Be Blue
3. Born To Be Blue (Alternate Take)
4. If I Should Lose You
5. Back In Your Own Back Yard
6. My One And Only Love
7. Count Every Star
8. Cool Blues

21 comments:

Doctor Okeh said...

Idle Moments
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dljtyd220aj

Born To Be Blue
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?1ipimkoy2bo

ENJOY!!!

avocado kid said...

AMG Review by Steve Huey
This languid, seductive gem may well be Grant Green's greatest moment on record. Right from the opening bars of the classic title cut, Idle Moments is immediately ingratiating and accessible, featuring some of Green's most stylish straight jazz playing. Whether he's running warm (pianist Duke Pearson's "Idle Moments"), cool (the Modern Jazz Quartet's "Django"), or a bit more up-tempo (Pearson's "Nomad," his own "Jean de Fleur"), Green treats the material with the graceful elegance that was the hallmark of his best hard bop sessions, and that quality achieves its fullest expression here. He's helped by an ensemble that, as a sextet, is slightly larger and fuller-sounding than usual, and there's plenty of room for solo explorations on the four extended pieces. Pearson's touch on the piano is typically warm, while two players best known on Blue Note for their modernist dates mellow out a bit — the cool shimmer of Bobby Hutcherson's vibes is a marvelously effective addition to the atmosphere, while Joe Henderson plays with a husky, almost Ike Quebec-like breathiness. That cushion of support helps spur Green to some of the loveliest, most intimate performances of his career — no matter what the tempo, it's as if his guitar is whispering secrets in your ear. It's especially true on the dreamy title track, though: a gorgeous, caressing, near-15-minute excursion that drifts softly along like a warm, starry summer night. Even more than the two-disc set The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark, Idle Moments is the essential first Green purchase, and some of the finest guitar jazz of the hard bop era.

daytime lovers said...

Thanks for this! Idle Moments is one of the best Grant Green records.

curbfeelers said...

this looks good based on that review...
thanks!

curbfeelers said...

this looks good based on that review...
thanks!

flageolette said...

Great Launch!

Thanks for this,


Cheers,

christopher said...

Thanks DOc!

GII said...

thanks

nikos1109 said...

I am not sodeep in Jazz but this is great music. thanks brother for your excellent work.

les18e said...

Thanks Doc-- you're the best.

Dario said...

Good looks! Can't wait to give these a listen.

Darrius said...

can't go wrong with Grant!

telephone wire said...

thanks, doc!

audiologo said...

Thanks for the Grant Green, found your site via Flabbergasted. Amazing collections!

Larry said...

Incredible Music...as usual!

Apani said...

Good looks on this Doc!

Corey said...

Keep that jazz coming. Thanks doc.

pinkpob said...

THANKS

Berfle said...

Awesome stuff, thanks!

froggies said...

THANKS AGAIN

adorno99 said...

Five albums so far, and you have already saved me ghod knows how much time I'd have spent digitizing them myself...thank you!!

I've got about 250+ jazz LPS alone (maybe 1200 LPs total), and I've been trying to work up the energy to start the massive project, but it's just overwhelming. Thanks again!