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Grant Green - His Majesty King Funk (1965)

Jazz | Author: Gkjoflm | 18-05-2012, 18:14
Grant Green - His Majesty King Funk (1965)
Artist: Grant Green
Title Of Album: His Majesty King Funk
Year Of Release: 1965
Label: Verve
Genre: Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk
Format: FLAC (Tracks)
Total Time: 00:33:24
Total Size: 205 mb

Don't be scared off by the His Majesty King Funk title; this is not Green's later commercial stuff. This is excellent Grant Green with Larry Young on organ, Harold Vick on sax, Ben Dixon on drums, and Candido Camero on conga -- essentially a classic four-piece. And this is soul-jazz with a deep groove. His Majesty King Funk is the last of five albums Green recorded with Young. Produced by Creed Taylor, it is the only album Green did for Verve and perhaps his last real jazz album before several years of inactivity, after which he became somewhat more commercial in his approach. The album includes the standard "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)."

Tracks:

01. The Selma March
02. Willow Weep For Me
03. The Cantaloupe Woman
04. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
05. Daddy Grapes

Personnel:

Grant Green (guitar);
Harold Vick (tenor saxophone, flute);
Larry Young (organ);
Ben Dixon (drums);
Candido Camero (bongos, congas).

Recorded in New York, New York on May 26, 1965.
Originally released on Verve (8627).





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