Green Is Beautiful (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)
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Planned release date: 2023-01-20
Guitarist Grant Green was prolific on Blue Note through the early-60s recording more than 20 hard bop and soul jazz sessions as a leader forthe label between1961-1965. By the time Green returned to the label in 1969 his musical style had evolved to wholly embrace jazz-funk as first heard on his album Carryin’ On. As the decade turned to 1970, Green was in back in Van Gelder Studio that January to record his vibrant album Green Is Beautiful, which remains one of the highlights of the era with the guitarist joined by Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Claude Bartee on tenor saxophone, Emmanuel Riggins and Neal Creque on organ, Jimmy Lewis on bass, Idris Muhammad on drums, Candido Camero on congas, and Richie Landrum on bongos. Throughout Green’s distinctive tone shines on this grooving 5-song set that opens with a 10-minute funk workout on James Brown’s “Ain’t It Funky Now” and includes covers of The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” and Burt Bacharach’s “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” as well as two memorable originals by Creque: “The Windjammer” and “Dracula.”
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
A1: Ain't It Funky Now
A2: A Day In The Life
A3: The Windjammer
B1: I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Mint (M) — Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed.
Near Mint (NM or M-) — A nearly perfect record. A NM or M- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback.
Very Good Plus (VG+) — Generally worth 50% of the Near Mint value. A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
Very Good (VG) — Generally worth 25% of Near Mint value. Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise.
Good (G) — Good Plus (G+) — Generally worth 10-15% of the Near Mint value. A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear.
Poor (P) — Fair (F) — Generally worth 0-5% of the Near Mint price, but we don’t sell that crap.
Mint (M) — Perfect condtion in every way, it has most likely been locked away
Near Mint (NM or M-) - Almost perfect, the previous owner might have opened it and played the record once
Very Good Plus (VG+) — Might have a sticker on it, but in great condition overall
Very Good (VG) — A split seam or some ring wear might be the case
Good Plus (G+) — You wouldn´t consider showing this piece off to your friendes
Good (G) — John Goodman vibe
Fair (F) — Raised by a catolic nun