Born to Be Blue (Grant Green album)

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Born to Be Blue
Studio album by Grant Green
Released 1985
Recorded March 1, 1962
Genre Jazz
Length 58:22
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Grant Green chronology
Oleo
(1962)
Born to Be Blue
(1962)
The Latin Bit
(1962)

Born to Be Blue is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Although Grant Green provided his share of groove-oriented soul-jazz and modal post-bop, his roots were hard bop, and it is in a bop-oriented setting that the guitarist excels on Born to Be Blue".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Someday My Prince Will Come"   Frank Churchill, Larry Morey 6:26
2. "Born to Be Blue"   Mel Tormé, Robert Wells 4:52
3. "Born to Be Blue" (Alternate take; Bonus track on CD reissue) Tormé, Wells 4:33
4. "If I Should Lose You"   Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin 6:02
5. "Back in Your Own Backyard"   Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson, Billy Rose 8:02
6. "My One and Only Love"   Robert Mellin, Guy Wood 5:47
7. "Count Every Star"   Bruno Coquatrix, Sammy Gallop 6:18
8. "Cool Blues" (Bonus track on CD reissue) Charlie Parker 7:42
9. "Outer Space"   Grant Green 8:40
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on March 1, 1962

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grant Green discography accessed September 16, 2010
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed September 16, 2010