GRANT GREEN – NIGERIA
‘Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on 13th January 1962. Recorded in 1962 but not originally released until 1980. Classic ‘lost’ hard-bop album from the guitar legend. Featuring an all-star band of Sonny Clark (piano), Art Blakey (drums) and Sam Jones (bass). Repertoire includes Sonny Rollins’ ‘Airegin’, a brilliant take on Ira & ; George Gershwins’ ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’, Cole Porter’s ‘I Concentrate On You’ and Kern/Hammerstein’s ‘The Song Is You’. Produced by BN co-founder Alfred Lion. Liner notes by renowned pianist/vocalist Ben Sidran and session photography by Steve Smith.
Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analogue recordings, mastered from the original tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl and presented in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).