Grant Green : Gooden's Corner

Grant Green : Gooden's Corner


Grant Green (guitar), Sonny Clark (piano), Sam Jones (bass), Louis Hayes (drums)

Blue Note 3058

Music Matters Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - On Green Dolphin Street
2 - Shadrack
3 - What Is This Thing Called Love
4 - Moon River
5 - Gooden's Corner
6 - Two For One

Recorded on December 23, 1961 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Grant Green was such a busy and consistently superb guitarist for Blue Note during the first half of the 1960s that some of his most exciting recording sessions became temporarily lost in the shuffle. Very few record collectors own the original version of Gooden's Corner, a 1961 quartet album with pianist Sonny Clark that in the 1960s was only available in Japan. It seems remarkable that this record was so rare for so many years.

Green performs dazzling and definitive versions of such songs as "On Green Dolphin Street," "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Moon River." Clark, one of the truly great bebop pianists, is heard in one of his last sessions. His interplay with Green is magical and telepathic, making one grateful that these two greats teamed up on records even if few at the time ever heard this. Gooden's Corner, a long-lost treasure. is now available in impeccable sound.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.