Grant Green records ‘Matador’ with McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones (1964)

Grant Green‘s ‘Matador’ is an album recorded on May 20 1964 with McCoy Tynerr, Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones and released in 1979 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Matador (Grant Green) – 10:51 . 2.My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 10:23 . 3.Green Jeans (Grant Green) – 09:10 . 4.Bedouin (Duke Pearson) – 11:41

Musicians : Grant Green – Guitar . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Bob Cranshaw – Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : T. Fujiyama – Cover Design, Illustrations . T. Tankaka – Design, Illustrations

Recorded On May 20 1964 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1979 By Blue Note.

(Source Grant Green‘s ‘Matador’ | Grant Green @ Wikipedia)

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KingChile96 @ RateYourMusic
He grasps the modal layouts from Tyner and rides the dynamic drumming from Jones. The quartet does My Favorite Things, and this is one of the few attempts since Coltrane scared everyone away in 1961. […]

All About Jazz
The warm, energetic yet controlled mood may have inspired the tune’s title, although the repeated theme at open and close also rumbles with an impressionistic Spanish feel, recalling the bullfight’s pasodoble. […]

The Audio Beat
Because there are only four songs on the album, each tune leaves ample space for the musicians to stretch out, and Green and Tyner each do so, contributing fine, definitive solos. As expected, Elvin Jones drives things along with almost maniacal drumming. Is that print-through or someone grunting along with the beat? Turns out it’s Jones’s guttural grunting. […]


Grant Green‘s ‘Matador’


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