Alive! (Grant Green album)

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Live album by
RecordedAugust 15, 1970
VenueCliche Lounge, Newark, New Jersey
LabelBlue Note
ProducerFrancis Wolff
Grant Green chronology
Green Is Beautiful
Live at Club Mozambique

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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 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



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