GRANT GEISSMAN

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Grant Geissman (born April 13, 1953) is a crossover jazz, contemporary jazz and new age guitarist and an Emmy-nominated composer for network TV series and TV movies. An in-demand studio musician, he has recorded extensively for several labels since 1976, and he can be heard playing guitar on the theme for Monk and other TV series. Geissman was born in Berkeley, California. Growing up in San Jose, California, Geissman took guitar lessons from a succession of San Jose musicians, including Geoff Levin (of the pop group People!) and local jazz favorites Bud Dimock, Don Cirallo and Terry Saunders. Encouraged by these teachers to learn jazz standards and to improvise, he began playing in rock bands on weekends and also with small jazz groups and big bands. As a high school senior, he entered formal study with avant-garde guitarist Jerry Hahn, who introduced him to the music of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John read more...
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GRANT GEISSMAN Good Stuff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Stuff
Latin Rock/Soul 1978
GRANT GEISSMAN Put Away Childish Toys album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Put Away Childish Toys
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1983
GRANT GEISSMAN Drinkin' From The Money River album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drinkin' From The Money River
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1986
GRANT GEISSMAN Snapshots album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snapshots
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1987
GRANT GEISSMAN All My Tomorrows album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All My Tomorrows
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1988
GRANT GEISSMAN Take Another Look album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take Another Look
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1990
GRANT GEISSMAN Flying Colors album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flying Colors
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1991
GRANT GEISSMAN Time Will Tell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Will Tell
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1992
GRANT GEISSMAN Rustic Technology album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rustic Technology
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1993
GRANT GEISSMAN Business as Usual album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Business as Usual
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1995
GRANT GEISSMAN In With The Out Crowd album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
In With The Out Crowd
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1998
GRANT GEISSMAN History Of Rock Vol. 1 - The 50's & 60's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
History Of Rock Vol. 1 - The 50's & 60's
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1998
GRANT GEISSMAN Bacharach! : The Instrumental Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bacharach! : The Instrumental Side
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1999
GRANT GEISSMAN Say That! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Say That!
Hard Bop 2006
GRANT GEISSMAN Cool Man Cool album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Cool Man Cool
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2009
GRANT GEISSMAN Bop! Bang! Boom! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bop! Bang! Boom!
RnB 2012
GRANT GEISSMAN Blooz album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Blooz
Soul Jazz 2022

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Reruns
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1991

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There and Back Again
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2004

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GRANT GEISSMAN Blooz

Album · 2022 · Soul Jazz
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Grant Geissman has recorded a lot of albums during his busy career, but never one quite like “Blooz”. Geissman has always been a fan of the blues but this is the first album he has recorded featuring the genre. Its not really a ‘pure blues’ album, or as Grants says himself, “ The album is called “Blooz” because its my take on the blues. It’s a fairly wide interpretation, and not always traditional.” So with that in mind, its no surprise we find many variations on the blues featuring influences from jazz, Latin rock, rockabilly, rhumba, boogaloo and more. A rotating cast of musicians are featured here, and many you have probably heard of before such as Tom Scott, Randy Brecker, Robben Ford and Joe Bonamassa. In many ways this may seem like a guitar player’s album, with Grant listing which vintage guitar he is using on each track, but horns and keyboards, especially the B3, all add their own colors.

“Carlos En Siete” is Latin rock in 7/4 time and is Grant’s tribute to Carlos Santana. Geissman’s solo on this one reflects the influence Carlos has on Grant’s playing. “Rage Cage is a rock boogie in the style of ZZ Top, with Jim Cox’s B3 solo taking the jam into soul jazz territory. “Preach” and “Fat Back” sound like classic 60’s Blue Note with Randy Brecker adding his horn to the former, and Tom Scott adding his saxophone to the latter. “One G and Two J’s” has a Bo Diddley beat and features a three guitar lineup when Grant is joined by Josh Smith and Joe Bonamassa. “Blooz” is a fun ride, liven up your nest outdoor BBQ with some contemporary takes on the blues and soul jazz.

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