GRANT GREEN — Idle Moments (review)

GRANT GREEN — Idle Moments album cover Album · 1964 · Hard Bop Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Warthur
Opening with the superb, laid back, bluesy epic which is the title track, Idle Moments is a great hard bop album which takes in moods from the sedate (as on the title track) to the energetic (as on the album closer Nomad). But it's the opener which listeners will keep coming back to, with excellent solos from Grant Green himself, Joe Henderson and Bobby Hutcherson being particularly standout moments. According to jazz legend, it's twice as long as intended because they accidentally played the baseline melody twice, but I think it needed to be that long to really get deep into the mellow mood the band try to evoke with it. Superb stuff.
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