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Original Jam Master, Vol. 2: For the Funk of It
     

The Original Jam Master, Vol. 2: For the Funk of It

by Grant Green
 
For the Funk of It is the second thematically focused volume in Blue Note's Original Jam Master Series that draws from guitarist Grant Green's late-period recordings for the label, from 1969 to 1972. Some of the players involved in these sessions include drummer Idris Muhammad, saxophonist Claude Bartee, Jr.,

Overview

For the Funk of It is the second thematically focused volume in Blue Note's Original Jam Master Series that draws from guitarist Grant Green's late-period recordings for the label, from 1969 to 1972. Some of the players involved in these sessions include drummer Idris Muhammad, saxophonist Claude Bartee, Jr., Cornell Dupree (rhythm guitar), percussionists Hall Bobby Porter and Ray Armando, bassist Chuck Rainey, organist Emanuel Riggins, and many others. The material here is less bombastic than the soul and funk covers on Green's Ain't It Funky Now!, but they are still deep in the jukebox soul-jazz groove that was rapidly disappearing during the era. The set kicks off with a rare Green boogaloo original in "Upshot," from the Carryin' On album, with great solo work from Green, Clarence Palmer on electric piano, and vibist Willie Bivins. Another Green tune, "California Green," with a big band that includes Stix Hooper and Wilton Felder, appears near the end of the set. Of the covers, the read of Ben Dixon's "Cantaloupe Woman" is a stunner, with great interplay between Muhammad and Armando. Not as in-your-face as volume three in the series, but more in-the-pocket and groove-drenched. This is a fine comp for the cash.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2005
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724356014121
catalogNumber:
60141

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Performance Credits

Grant Green   Primary Artist,Guitar
Phil Bodner   Woodwind
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Joe Newman   Trumpet
King Errisson   Percussion
Jimmy Lewis   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Chuck Rainey   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Grady Tate   Drums
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Wade Marcus   Conductor
Ray Armando   Percussion
Claude Bartee   Tenor Saxophone
James Buffington   French Horn
Candido Camero   Conga
Gary Coleman   Vibes
Cornell Dupree   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
George Devens   Percussion
Harry DiVito   Trombone
Gordon Edwards   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Wilton Felder   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Stix Hooper   Drums
Idris Muhammad   Drums
Richard Landrum   Bongos
John Leone   Woodwind
George Marge   Woodwind
Clarence Palmer   Electric Piano
Victor Paz   Trumpet
Romeo Penque   Woodwind
Hall Bobby Porter   Percussion,Conga
Emanuel Riggins   Organ,Electric Piano,Clavinet
James Sedlar   Trumpet
Richard Tee   Organ
Greg Williams   Drums
Bobbye Porter   Percussion,Conga
Dick Hickson   Bass Trombone
Shelton Laster   Organ
Billy Wooten   Vibes
William Bivens   Vibes
Joe Newman Quartet   Trumpet
Jim Buffington   French Horn
Ralph McDonald   Percussion
Claude Bartee   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Sedlar   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Grant Green   Composer
Wade Marcus   Arranger,Composer
George Butler   Producer,Audio Production
Neal Creque   Composer
Ben Dixon   Composer
Bob Porter   Liner Notes
Francis Wolff   Producer,Audio Production
Shelton Laster   Composer
Patrick Roques   Art Direction

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