Four night celebration at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Grant Green Jr. – guitar
Donald Harrison Jr. – alto saxophone
Marc Cary – keyboards
Khari Simmons – bass
Mike Clark – drums
Grant Green was a giant of jazz guitar who “combined an extensive foundation in R&B with a mastery of bebop and simplicity that put expressiveness ahead of technical expertise.” (AllMusic) Beginning in 1961 with Grant’s First Stand, his debut as a leader, Green recorded prolifically for Blue Note Records; as a sideman, he appeared on important Blue Note dates with such notables as vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, saxophonists Hank Mobley and Ike Quebec, and organists Jimmy Smith and Larry Young. Grant Green’s reputation has grown considerably since his untimely death in 1979, and now Resonance Records has unearthed some glorious and previously unissued live sessions:Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes(1969–1970); and Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry’s, recorded in 1975 in Vancouver, B.C. This special Jazz Standard engagement presents an all–star quintet led by the guitarist’s son Grant Green Jr. (born 1955 in St. Louis MO) and featuring the tried–and–true talents of saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., keyboards master Mark Cary, and drummer Mike Clark, all established bandleaders and recording artists in their own right.