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No. 1 Green Street was one of the first jazz albums I owned, and I listened to it a lot. I love Grant’s playing, however un-modern it may feel today. It certainly informed a lot of what George Benson did though, so it can’t be all bad!

I do intend to add some analysis to this page when I get around to it, but for now here is the head and first three chorus’ transcribed (albeit with my crappy Sibelius presentation)

No 1 Green street – lead sheet

No 1 Green Street, first 3 chorus

The main thing I love about Grant is how much he can get out of just a few licks, while still making his whole solo sound super fresh. The very last lick in the third chorus is one I’ve been drilling a lot the last week, especially the little descending thirds figure.