Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
But there's more......
M.H. | Music City, U.S.A. | 02/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with what everyone else has written. This is truly the gateway CD to the groove-jazz/funk sound of the late 60's, early 70's. If you like this one, you need to check out Lost Grooves Vol. One, a compilation disc from 1995 or so. The saxophonist/arranger Bob Belden went in the Blue Note vaults and found 3 cuts from the same date that weren't included in the "Alive" package. As well, there is an excellent Rueben Wilson cover of "Hold On, I'm Comin'" with Grant Green on guitar and Lee Morgan on trumpet from 1969. You need to check that one out, too!"
A FUNKY ARCHITECT OF BLUE NOTE SOUL JAZZ
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 12/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun and energetic album to listen to. Idris Muhammed is on Drums... Ronnie Foster plays groove organ on the two funk selections, and Earl Creque takes a more Larry Youngish approach on Time To Remember and Down Here on the Ground. Creque also wrote Time to Remember. You get the impression that Creque was an innovative player, but wonder who he was or where he went. This album may not be Grants best, but its him live with all the energy. SOOKIE SOOKIE is probably the one you may have heard before (samples, Blue Note compilations, etc.) Kool & The Gangs LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND is classic late 60s funk (well, actually it was recorded in 1970) - - The best thing about this album is the fact that the musicians really play well and play off of each other, a characteristic of many of Grants legendary sessions- - As further proof, note how the album features two very different organists who bring out two very different sides of Grant Green. After you get this album, Id suggest checking out his collaborations with Reuben Wilson (BLUE MODE) and John Patton. Also, if you like the sound of that Organ/Vibe combo, check out JOHN PATTONs LET EM ROLL featuring BOBBY HUTCHERSON on Vibes."
They've got feeling
Mike Conway | Sacramento, California | 06/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Alive! has got to be one of Grant Green's funkiest and most diverse albums. This album catches a group of musicians that work well together and are displaying incredible feeling for their music. Their style will draw you deeply into the groove."