Nigeria (album)

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Nigeria Green.jpg
Studio album by Grant Green
Released 1980
Recorded January 13, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 37:24
Label Blue Note
LT 1032
Producer Alfred Lion
Grant Green chronology
Gooden's Corner
(1961)Gooden's Corner1961
Alternative cover
Japanese issue
Japanese issue

Nigeria is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1962 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1980.[1] The tracks were also released in 1997 as part of The Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Michael Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Just classic Green".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Airegin" (Sonny Rollins) - 7:32
  2. "It Ain't Necessarily So" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 10:22
  3. "I Concentrate on You" (Porter) - 5:48
  4. "The Things We Did Last Summer" (Cahn, Styne) - 5:56
  5. "The Song Is You" (Hammerstein II, Kern) - 7:46



  1. ^ Grant Green discography accessed September 16, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, M. Allmusic Review accessed September 16, 2010