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Iron City
Grant Green, Ben Dixon, John Patton
Iron City
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Grant Green is the great unsung hero of jazz guitar. In 1967 Green recorded this fine album Iron City which seemed to suggest that the guitarist was set to rise to the top but his career was derailed by drug addiction and ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Grant Green, Ben Dixon, John Patton
Title: Iron City
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Savoy Jazz
Release Date: 5/6/2003
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 795041722720

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Grant Green is the great unsung hero of jazz guitar. In 1967 Green recorded this fine album Iron City which seemed to suggest that the guitarist was set to rise to the top but his career was derailed by drug addiction and such players as Wes Montgomery and George Benson came instead to prominence. Presumably recorded for then-thriving Prestige Records, Iron City was first issued in 1972 on Cobblestone Records and again in 1978 on Muse. Now that it is released on CD, a new generation of jazz listeners can hear how forceful the guitarist could be in the right funk. Five Four. 2006.

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Great Lineup...Not Quite A Top-Pick
D. Yeabsley | Wellington, wgtn New Zealand | 06/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's the dream team for organ aficianados, but somehow this album fails to live up to it's promise.That's not to say it isn't worthy of your bucks, golly-gosh no!But men who have achieved great deeds naturally encourage the expectation of greatness every time the needle hits vinyl, or laser hits silicon, if that's your poison.My sky-high hopes were not realized, but just because this isn't "incredible", doesn't mean to say it's not "very good".
It is very good.Pity they couldn't use the original Blue Note cover Photo..."
GRANT GREEN'S "MYSTERY ALBUM"
A. Dowd | Portland, Oregon USA | 08/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent soul jazz session from Grant Green, Big John Patton and Ben Dixon. It's more hard-edged than Green's and Patton's earlier Blue Note work like "Blues for Lou", but it's great nevertheless. Newcomers to jazz will be a bit confused because the 32jazz and Savoy re-releases do not list the original recording date or label. Some reviewers have said that it was originally a Muse release, but it was actually first released on a small label in 1967 (I don't believe that Muse even existed in '67) The original cover was a blue design and the sleeve resembled a 60's Prestige or Argo design. The orange Muse cover was not the original cover art. So it's been re-issued several times over the past several decades. Just some helpful information for collectors. Buy the new Savoy version- it's a steal at $9.99!"
Grant Green and Big John
Ben Fernandez | Boston, MA | 10/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is Grant Green and Big John Patton playing in an organ trio, and it is similar to the other albums they did together (mostly upbeat bluesy jazz). The song "high healed sneekers" is particularly rockin'. I had never heard of this cd and saw it in a for sale bin for about $9. It is definitely a "find," regardless of the price."