Funk In France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)
This deluxe 2CD set is two-albums-in-one, bringing together recordings of Green captured at the ORTF studio in Paris on October 26, 1969 with bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Don Lamond, also including jazz guitar legend Barney Kessel comping behind Green on the beautiful "I Wish You Love"; plus full concert recordings from June 18 and 20, 1970 at the Antibes Jazz Festival featuring saxophonist Claude Bartee and organist Clarence Palmer, who both played on Green's classic 1969 Blue Note album 'Carryin' On', and drummer Billy Wilson.
The ORTF studio session was taped for a radio broadcast produced by legendary French producer André Francis, and the Antibes recording was taped less than a month before Green's first live release 'Alive!' on Blue Note Records. Both performances showcase Green's early transition to a heavier, funkier sound as he entered the 1970s. This is the first time any of these songs from the 'Carryin' On' and 'Iron City' albums are being made available as live performances, and represent his earliest live recording as a leader.
Personnel: Grant Green (guitar), Larry Ridley (bass), Don Lamond (drums), Barney Kessel (guitar), Claude Bartee (tenor saxophone), Clarence Palmer (organ), Billy Wilson (drums)
- I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I'll Get It Myself)
- How Insensitive (Insensatez)
- Untitled Blues
- Sonnymoon For Two
- I Wish You Love
- Upshot (Live At The Antibes Jazz Festival On July 18, 1970)
- Hurt So Bad (Live At The Antibes Jazz Festival On July 18, 1970)
- Upshot (Live At The Antibes Jazz Festival On July 20, 1970)
- Hi-Heel Sneakers (Live At The Antibes Jazz Festival On July 20, 1970)
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