Nigeria with Sonny Clark + 3 Bonus Tracks
Essential Jazz Classics
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4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACK
This release presents the complete original LP Nigeria (Blue Note LT-1032), featuring the great Grant Green in a quartet setting backed by Sonny Clark on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. Two tracks (a version of “Nancy” and an alternate take of Sonny Rollins’ “Airegin”) which complete the session but were not included on the LP have been added here as a bonus, as well as a wonderful early version of “Grant’s First Stand” recorded with Wynton Kelly on piano.
GRANT GREEN, guitar
SONNY CLARK, piano
SAM JONES, bass
ART BLAKEY, drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, January 13, 1962.
6-7: From the same session, but not included on the original LP.
8: Grant Green (g), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, November 26, 1960.
(The rest of this session can be found on EJC 55647, "Grant Green Oleo")
INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET
02 It Ain’t Necessarily So
03 I Concentrate On You
04 The Things We Did Last Summer
05 The Song Is You
07 Airegin [Alternate Take]
08 Grant’s First Stand
Total Time: 60:42