Goin' West

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Goin' West
Goin' West.jpg
Studio album by Grant Green
Released May 1969[1]
Recorded November 30, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 34:12
Label Blue Note
BST 84310
Producer Alfred Lion
Grant Green chronology
The Latin Bit
(1962)The Latin Bit1962
Goin' West
Feelin' the Spirit
(1962)Feelin' the Spirit1962

Goin' West is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1962 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1969.[2] It is a loose concept album inspired by Western music.


The Allmusic review by Michael Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars and stated "Only Green could carry this off, but he is the man when it comes to standards".[3]

The All About Jazz review by Colin Fleming stated "Goin' West , though nominally a country and western recording, moves us into the realm of folk music—bluegrass folk music and clippity-clappity cowboy tunes... Having said that, it would be hard to imagine Goin' West being a greater delight, a straight forward, unencumbered jazz delight—finesse jazz is a readily applicable moniker... Goin' West is an intriguing release nonetheless".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "On Top of Old Smokey" (Traditional) – 7:05
  2. "I Can't Stop Loving You" (Gibson) – 3:29
  3. "Wagon Wheels" (DeRose, Hill) – 6:25
  4. "Red River Valley" (Traditional) – 6:08
  5. "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (Nolan) – 11:05



  1. ^ Billboard May 24, 1969
  2. ^ Grant Green discography accessed September 16, 2010
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, M. Allmusic Review accessed September 16, 2010
  4. ^ Fleming, C. Goin' West review, All About Jazz, July 12, 20046