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Grant Green, Jr.: Introducing G.G.

There must exist a soulful guitar-playing gene, and in the case of Grant Green Jr., the gene is definitely dominant. On Introducing G.G. (Jazzateria), the son of the late guitar great displays a bluesy, soul soaked single-note style that immediately call his father’s sound to mind. Indeed, junior opens Introducing G.G. with a lively rendition of “Cantaloupe Woman” a Ben Dixon tune the elder Green made a hit. Junior follows that with his father’s own “Selma March” and both tracks feature adroit contributions by Brazilian saxophonist Leo Gandelman, and “Selma March” includes a rousing solo by guest organist Reuben Wilson.

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