The Latin Bit Review: Grant Green

Grant Green (1935-1979) is surely one of the best jazz guitarists of all time- and that is saying something! During the 1960’s he recorded frequently for Blue Note Records. His relaxed style is deceptively original and like Charlie Parker his improvisations are linear (melody creating) rather than chord –based. His recording of “Mambo Inn” from the CD “The Latin Bit” (1962) is not just a happy-sounding and uplifting example of his style but a fine piece of Latin music. Nice backing from John Acea (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Willie Bobo (d), and Carlos Valdes (conga).


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