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Grant Green - Ain't It Funky Now! (2005)

Jazz | Author: indeep1 | 23-05-2019, 21:25
Grant Green - Ain't It Funky Now! (2005)
Artist: Grant Green
Title Of Album: Ain't It Funky Now
Year Of Release: 2005
Label(Catalog#): Blue Note[7243 5 60140 2 2]
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk
Quality: FLAC (image + .cue,log,scans)
Time: 51:48
Full Size: 373 MB(+3%)


01. Ain't It Funky Now! (9:57)
02. Ease Back (5:46)
03. It's Your Thing (9:18)
04. Love On A Two-Way Street (4:46)
05. Let The Music Take Your Mind (8:26)
06. I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself) / Cold Sweat (5:56)
07. Betcha By Golly Wow (7:39)

Recording Date: October 3, 1969 - April 21, 1972

Ain't It Funky Now! is the third of three thematically organized Grant Green compilations in the Blue Note Original Jam Master Series -- all of which focus on his final period recording for the label, between 1969 and 1972. Green was deeply interested in popular Black music in his late period and that is reflected in these seven cuts taken from six different albums. The title track, of course, is the a read of the James Brown classic and also features Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Idris Muhammad on drums, among others. At nearly ten minutes, it's a deep-stretch groove piece with Green's guitar playing gritty and dirty center-stage. Other highlights include "Ease Back," a Meters cover from Green's Carryin' On outing, and a nasty version of the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing," with Chuck Rainey and Muhammad in the rhythm section. The set closes with a decidedly non-funky yet very soulful cover of the Stylistics' "Betcha by Golly Wow" with Wilton Felder on bass, Hall Bobby Porter on congas, and fine soprano and tenor work from Claude Bartee, Jr.. Most Green-o-philes will have all this stuff, but these comps are cheap and sequenced wonderfully.~Thom Jurek

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  • #1: noyoob (4 June 2019 08:29)

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