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Personnel: Claude Bartee, tenor sax Willie Bivens, vibes Grant Green, guitar Clarence Palmer, electric piano Earl Neal Creque, electrtic piano (on "Cease the Bombing") Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass Idris Muhammad, drumsThis tit... more »
Personnel: Claude Bartee, tenor sax Willie Bivens, vibes Grant Green, guitar Clarence Palmer, electric piano Earl Neal Creque, electrtic piano (on "Cease the Bombing") Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass Idris Muhammad, drumsThis title is manufactured "on demand" when ordered from Amazon.com, using recordable media as authorized by the rights holder. Powered by CreateSpace, this on-demand program makes thousands of titles available that were previously unavailable. For reissued products, packaging may differ from original artwork. Amazon.com?s standard return policy will apply.
This One Is Top Notch!
M. Conklin | Illinois, USA | 07/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"many jazz critics seem to dismiss a good deal of the later grant green releases - this one included. the biggest complaints i hear or read is that green was going for a more mainstream audience by bypassing the standards and playing the rhythm and blues hits of the time and that he changed his sound by adding more electronic instruments (electric bass and electric piano basically). the thing is, although green did modernize his sound, he didn't do it in a way that would make it sound like dated fusion today. he decided to ignore much of the pop and rock sounds that other jazz bands were heading too, and go for the sounds of straight-up boogaloo. what's remarkable about this release is that the sound has held up extremely well and if you were to hear it today, you'd swear it was one of the hipper groups on the modern scene."