Grant Green

Jazz guitarist active from 1959–1978. He is known for his mastery of single-note bebop lines, as well as the blues and R&B; and for recording with many organists throughout his career.

Gibson ES-330TD with sunburst finish.
Gibson ES-330TD” like the instrument used by Grant Green in the early 1960’s. Own work transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Guitarpop using CommonsHelper. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Biography

Grant Green: Rediscovering the Forgotten Genius of Jazz Guitar

A biography written by Grant’s daughter-in-law, Sharony Andrews Green, “celebrates the life and music of unsung hero Grant Green, the late jazz guitar genius who played on nearly 100 albums from the early ’60s to the late ’70s, but narrowly missed celebrity.”

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Encyclopedia of Popular Music article on Grant (with USC library access). Includes an extensive discography.

Grove Music Online

The Grove Music Online – The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition entry for Grant (with USC library access). Includes an extensive bibliography.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia entry.

Performances

Grant Green - Barney Kessel - Kenny Burrell "Blue Mist"
Grant Green - Barney Kessel - Kenny Burrell "Blue Mist"

Grant Green - Barney Kessel - Kenny Burrell "Blue Mist"

Great Guitars - "Blue Mist." One of the only live videos of Grant Green.

Education

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