Alive! (Grant Green album)

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Alive!
Live album by Grant Green
Released 1970
Recorded August 15, 1970
Genre Jazz-funk
Length 36:45
Label Blue Note
Producer Francis Wolff
Grant Green chronology
Green Is Beautiful
(1970)
Alive!
(1970)
Live at Club Mozambique
(1971)

Alive! is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring a performance recorded at the Cliche Lounge in Newark, New Jersey in 1970 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album was Green's first official live recording. The CD reissue added three bonus tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Alive! is the hardest funk LP Grant Green recorded during the later phase of his career... this is the most convincing and consistent Green had been as a funkster and, while nearly all of his albums from the early '70s feature at least some worthwhile material for acid jazz and beat-sampling junkies, Alive! is probably the best place to start".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let the Music Take Your Mind" (Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd) - 8:42
  2. "Time To Remember" (Neal Creque) - 11:19
  3. Band introduction by Buddy Green - 0:32
  4. "Sookie, Sookie" (Don Covay, Steve Cropper) - 11:10
  5. "Down Here on the Ground" (Gale Garnett, Lalo Schifrin) - 6:45
  6. "Hey, Western Union Man" (Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) - 7:46 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "It's Your Thing" (Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley) - 9:17 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Maiden Voyage" (Herbie Hancock) - 10:58 Bonus track on CD reissue
    • Recorded at the Cliche Lounge in Newark, New Jersey on August 15, 1970

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grant Green discography accessed September 17, 2010
  2. ^ a b Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 17, 2010