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Grant Green: The Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark

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Blue Note sessions are legendary for producing results that far exceed expectations and this collection of guitarist Green’s 1960s dates with pianist Sonny Clark is just such a paradigm. During 1961-65 Green was Blue Note’s most prolific artist which probably accounts for the fact that this material wasn’t released until nearly 20 years after it had been waxed and a year after Green’s death (at age 47 in 1979). Originally issued on LP as Nigeria, Gooden’s Corner and Oleo, the latter two on Japanese Blue Note, this two-CD set also includes three tunes that appeared in a 1989 Mosaic Records collection.

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