Grant's First Stand

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Grant's First Stand
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Studio album by Grant Green
Released May 1961[1]
Recorded January 28, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:01
Label Blue Note
BST 84064
Producer Alfred Lion
Grant Green chronology
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Grant's First Stand is the debut album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances by Green recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1961.[2] Earlier recordings made by Green for Blue Note were released as First Session in 2001.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Grant's First Stand still ranks as one of his greatest pure soul-jazz outings, a set of killer grooves laid down by a hard-swinging organ trio".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Grant Green except as indicated
  1. "Miss Ann's Tempo" – 5:38
  2. "Lullaby of the Leaves" (Bernice Petkere, Joe Young) – 7:41
  3. "Blues for Willareen" – 7:08
  4. "Baby's Minor Lope" (Baby Face Willette) – 7:19
  5. "'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do" (Porter Grainger) – 4:26
  6. "A Wee Bit O'Green" – 7:49



  1. ^ Billboard May 15, 1961
  2. ^ Grant Green discography accessed September 14, 2010
  3. ^ a b Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 14, 2010