Solid (Grant Green album)

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Studio album by Grant Green
Released 1979
Recorded June 12, 1964
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 47:33 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
LT 990
Producer Alfred Lion
Grant Green chronology
Talkin' About!
(1964)Talkin' About!1964
Alternative cover
1995 CD edition
1995 CD edition
Alternative cover
Japanese vinyl (GXK 8187, 1980)
Japanese vinyl (GXK 8187, 1980)

Solid is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1964 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1979.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Solid is a bright, hard-charging affair. There's a little modal jazz, but Solid's repertoire is chiefly complex hard bop, full of challenging twists and turns that the players burn through with enthusiasm. Green didn't tackle this kind of material — or play with this kind of group — very often, and it's a treat to hear him do so on both counts... one of Green's strongest jazz outings and a unique standout in his catalog".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Minor League" (Pearson) – 7:05
  2. "Ezz-Thetic" (Russell) – 10:41
  3. "Grant's Tune" (Grant Green) – 7:01
  4. "Solid" (Rollins) – 7:23
  5. "The Kicker" (Henderson) – 6:23
  6. "Wives and Lovers" (Bacharach, David) – 9:00 Bonus track on CD reissue, from Matador



  1. ^ Grant Green discography accessed September 17, 2010
  2. ^ a b Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 17, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 89. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.