Live at Club Mozambique

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Live at Club Mozambique
Live at Club Mozambique.jpg
Live album by Grant Green
Released July 18, 2006
Recorded January 6 & 7, 1971
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Grant Green chronology
Alive!
(1970)
Live at Club Mozambique
(1971)
Visions
(1971)

Live at Club Mozambique is a live album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded at the Club Mozambique in Detroit on January 6 and 7, 1971, but not released on the Blue Note label until 2006.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "The horn charts are tight and elaborate in their fashion, and Green pulls out the stops layering blues, jazz, and soulful funkiness into each of his lines. And to hear this rhythm section simmer and pop is glorious. Highly recommended".[1]

The All About Jazz review by Chris May stated "Green plays immaculately, if not adventurously, throughout. His tone is clean, his phrasing is masterful, and his lines cook. He could do this stuff in his sleep—but he didn't. He plays like he means it, and from time to time he touches the spirit. So long as you're not expecting the intricate rhapsodies of his 1963 magnum opus, Idle Moments, you'll enjoy the ride".[2] Another review by Norman Weinstein stated "This recording is evidence that at the end of his life, he did find his truest musical identity. He was a fierce funk improviser, and no studio session caught the fire—but this live session does".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jan Jan" (Mose Davis) - 9:30
  2. "Farid" (Clarence Thomas) - 11:41
  3. "Bottom of the Barrel" (Grant Green) - 9:39
  4. "Walk On By" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 7:09
  5. "More Today Than Yesterday" (Pat Upton) - 12:22
  6. "One More Chance" (The Corporation) - 6:07
  7. "Patches" (General Norman Johnson, Ronald Dunbar) - 9:28
  8. "I Am Somebody" (Arthur Snyder) - 9:09
  • Recorded at the Club Mozambique in Detroit, Michigan on January 6 & 7, 1971

Personnel[edit]

allmusic.com/album/live-at-club-mozambique

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 20, 2010
  2. ^ May, C. Live at Club Mozambique review, All About Jazz, August 3, 2006.
  3. ^ Weinstein, N. Live at Club Mozambique Review All About Jazz, August 9, 2006