Fluid Organ, Guitar & Vibes
Keegan R. Lerch | Bethlehem, PA | 07/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is so laid back that it's practically upside down. The combination of Larry Young on organ and Grant Green on guitar is a winner. With the addition of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and the excellent drumming of Elvin Jones, this is a quartet of first-rate musicians. Too bad the album is so short, clocking in at just under 34 minutes...but the quality of the music makes up for that (4 tracks, all around 8 mins each.)
Grant Green's guitar lines are so fluid and blues/R&B influenced, that it sounds effortless and almost makes you drift into a dream (or a 'Street of Dreams'). It's easy to see where guitarists like George Benson got their influences, and Green's easy-going style surely laid the way for Smooth guitarists of the late 60's onward. Larry Young's organ playing is indespensible, and makes this album really cook; not many (aside from Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff) can play the organ so soulfully. Hutcherson adds just enough vibes to blend in with Elvin Jones to make a velvety background.
This is an excellent album that would be perfect music to play at a Lounge or Bachelor pad! Sit back, turn down the lights, and enjoy!"
Jazz guitar at its finest
D. Porter | Coeur d'Alene, ID | 12/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Grant Green, what can I say. If you like Wes Montgomery and don't know about Grant Green then you need to. I enjoy Mr. Green's inflection of blues in most everything he does. In my opinion he is very tasty, laying back to settle into the groove and then burning it up at just the right moment without being showy. He serves the music well."