Grant Green's final studio album for Blue Note...Visions from 1972....
this session is normally slighted and trivialized because the repertoire on it is pretty schmaltzy adult contemporary-ish stuff.... the carpenters "we've only just begun"; chicago's "does anyone really know what time it is", and the jackson 5's "never can say goodbye"..that kind of stuff.. but to me grant green never played a truly bad date.. i just enjoy his style of guitar no matter what he's tackling .. and he's pretty sharp on this set... .i like the cover too.....he looks cool as cool .... this session has yet to be released on cd which is pretty amazing when you think of how every other session, including many that had been unreleased in his lifetime, have made it to cd.. anyways i picked this up at dc's newest and finest record store cellar records on 14th street next to saint ex.. i paid $8.99....unfortunately its got some surface noise and the cover is pretty beat up with large seam splits but what'chagonna do? i never been able to lay off that grant green... even on the schmaltz he sounds real funky to me...i take note this record belonged to a mrs. joan b williams who lived at 2700 9th st s.e. or so the sticker on the cover tells me.. she had good taste! my favorite track is probably cantaloupe woman which is funkier than the rest of the album.. i also take note that funky drummer idris muhammad is on this....
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