Alive! (Grant Green album)

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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
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
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



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