Grant Green was such a busy and consistently superb guitarist for Blue Note during the first half of the 1960s that some of his most exciting recording sessions became temporarily lost in the shuffle. Very few record collectors own the original version of Gooden's Corner, a 1961 quartet album with pianist Sonny Clark that in the 1960s was only available in Japan. It seems remarkable that this record was so rare for so many years.
Green performs dazzling and definitive versions of such songs as "On Green Dolphin Street," "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Moon River." Clark, one of the truly great bebop pianists, is heard in one of his last sessions. His interplay with Green is magical and telepathic, making one grateful that these two greats teamed up on records even if few at the time ever heard this. Gooden's Corner, a long-lost treasure. is now available in impeccable sound.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.See more Grant Green records here