The Record Collection

Grant Green: Blue Breakbeats (1998)

Blue Note CDP 94705

Blue Breakbeats

Track list:

01 – Ain’t Funky Now
02 – Cantaloupe Woman
03 – The Windjammer
04 – Sookie, Sookie
05 – Ease Back
06 – The Final Comedown

Personnel:

#1,3: Blue Mitchell (tpt), Claude Bartee, Jr. (ts), Earl Neal Creque (org), Grant Green (g), Jimmy Lewis (el-b), Idris Muhammad (d), Candido Camero (cga), Richard Landrum (bgo).
#2: Emmanuel Riggins (el-p), Grant Green (g), Billy Wooten (vib), Chuck Rainey (el-b), Idris Muhammad (d), Ray Armando (cga).
#4: Claude Bartee, Jr. (ts), Grant Green (g), Willie Bivens (vib), Ronnie Foster (org), Idris Muhammad (d), Joseph Armstrong (cga).
#5: Claude Bartee, Jr. (ts), Grant Green (g), Willie Bivens (vib), Clarence Palmer (el-p), Jimmy Lewis (el-b), Idris Muhammad (d).
#6: Grant Green (g), Marvin Stamm, Irv Markowitz (tpt), Harold Vick (ss), Phil Bodner (ww), Richard Tee (key), Cornell Dupree (ryth-g), Gordon Edwards (b), Grady Tate (d), Ralph McDonald (perc).

Recording Dates:
#1: recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; January 30, 1970;
#2: recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; May 21, 1971;
#3: recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; January 30, 1970;
#4: recorded live at ‘Cliche Lounge’ in Newark, New Jersey; August 15, 1970;
#5: recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; June 12, 1970;
#6: recorded at A&R Recording Studios, New York, New York; December 13, 1971.

Producer: Francis Wolff (#1,3-5), George Butler (#2,6)
Recording Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder (#1-5), Don Hahn (#6)

Compiled by, Liner notes: DJ Smash

Photography by: Francis Wolff
Art Direction: Patrick Roques
Design: Rudie “Rude Boy” Ruderman

Series Producer: Bob Belden

#1: originally issued on Green Is Beautiful
#2: originally issued on Visions
#3: originally issued on Green Is Beautiful
#4: originally issued on Alive!
#5: originally issued on Carryin’ On
#6: originally issued on The Final Comedown

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