Grant Green Funk In France

The first official release, on CDs and vinyl LPs, of the French concerts of 1969 and 1970 of legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green.

  • Production companies: Resonance Records
  • Broadcaster / Distributor: Resonance Records
  • Type of use: Commercial
  • Zev Feldman, the president of Resonance Records goes back to the collaboration between his label and INA.

    After Wes Montgomery, it is now the turn of Grant Green to be showcased by INA and Resonance Records. The two boxed sets (2 CDs or 3 vinyl LPs) feature probably the only concerts ever given in France by the cult jazz funk guitarist: Paris on 26 October 1969, and Antibes on 18 and 20 July 1970. Almost 50 years later, the Institut national de l'audiovisuel has restored and remastered in HD the three rare recordings, representing over 2 hours of audio.

    The booklet in each boxed set includes essays by Michael Cuscuna, head of rereleases for Blue Note Records and executive producer of the album, Zev Feldman of Resonance Records and Pascal Rozat, who also writes for Jazz Magazine. There are also interviews with Eric Krasno (guitarist of the group Soulive and record producer), legendary organist Dr Lonnie Smith and the organist in the Antibes concerts, Clarence Palmer, and lastly Grant Green’s eldest son, Greg. 
    Memories are also revived with previously unpublished photos by Christian Rose and Jean-Pierre Leloir, taken at ORTF Studio 104 and at the Antibes Festival, and by iconic jazz photographer Chuck Stewart.

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