Grant Green: Old Folks


Old Folks


Grant Green (guitar)


Grantstand (Blue Note 84086)

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Grant Green (guitar), Jack McDuff (organ), Al Harewood (drums).

Recorded: New York, August 1, 1961


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

Many of the finest organ trio recordings were actually made under the guitarist’s name as leader. Guitarist Grant Green played in many formats, and he was at the top of his game with just an organist and a drummer supporting him. The four-minute take of “Old Folks” puts him in the driver’s seat right away, setting the tone with a shimmering melodic introduction that leads to a pretty solo. Jack McDuff comps as lightly as an organist can before he offers up his own solo contribution. Then Green takes command again and concludes the tune with a delicate little coda.

Reviewer: Steve Greenlee

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