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Iron City

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Recorded for Muse Records in 1967 as Grant Green was on an extended recording hiatus -- it was his only record between 1965's His Majesty, King Funk, his only album for Verve, and 1969's Carryin' On, his return to Blue Note -- Iron City actually captures the guitarist in fine form, jamming on six blues and R&B numbers with his longtime cohorts, organist Big John Patton and drummer Ben Dixon. The trio members had long ago perfected their interplay, and they just cook on Iron City, working a hot groove on each song. Even the slow blues "Motherless Child" has a distinct swing in its backbeat, but most of the album finds the trio tearing through uptempo grooves ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Recorded for Muse Records in 1967 as Grant Green was on an extended recording hiatus -- it was his only record between 1965's His Majesty, King Funk, his only album for Verve, and 1969's Carryin' On, his return to Blue Note -- Iron City actually captures the guitarist in fine form, jamming on six blues and R&B numbers with his longtime cohorts, organist Big John Patton and drummer Ben Dixon. The trio members had long ago perfected their interplay, and they just cook on Iron City, working a hot groove on each song. Even the slow blues "Motherless Child" has a distinct swing in its backbeat, but most of the album finds the trio tearing through uptempo grooves with a vengeance. Green's playing is a bit busier than normal and he solos far more often than Patton, who lays back through most of the album, providing infectious vamps and lead lines. The two styles mesh perfectly with Dixon's deft drumming, resulting in a fine, overlooked date that showcases some of Green's hottest, bluesiest playing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Fivefour
  • EAN: 5013929310520
  • Catalog Number: 5
  • Sales rank: 290,588

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Iron City (5:04)
  2. 2 Samba de Orpheus - Big John Patton (7:08)
  3. 3 Old Man Moses (Let My People Go) (6:59)
  4. 4 High Heeled Sneakers (6:04)
  5. 5 Motherless Child (8:03)
  6. 6 Work Song (6:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grant Green Primary Artist, Guitar
Ben Dixon Drums
Big John Patton Organ, Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Nat Adderley Composer
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
Joel Dorn Producer
Joe Fields Producer
Mark Gardner Liner Notes
Gene Paul Mastering
Doug Payne Liner Notes
Scott Paul Contributor, Sonic Solutions
Nancy Dwyer Graphic Design
Page Simon Graphic Design, Illustrations, Cover Illustration
Traditional Composer
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