Grant Green - Idle Moments


Analogue Productions (Blue Note)



Product No.:
ABNJ 84154
UPC: 753088415418
Limited Stock

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

45 RPM      

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Time is suspended on these haunting, extended tunes by this brilliant guitarist with the aid of an all-star cast. Unique in Green's discography for its relaxed, lengthy performances and almost dream-like lyricism, this Blue Note classic could well be called Ballads for the Ages.

Originally released in 1963.

Bob Cranshaw, bass
Grant Green, guitar
Al Harewood, drums
Joe Henderson, sax (tenor)
Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone
Duke Pearson, piano

Idle Moments
Jean De Fleur

Customer Reviews (3.67 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

Two dimensional

posted on 06/25/2020
3 Stars
Reviewer: Charles H
One of my favorite guitar jazz records of all time. No clicks and pops but very two dimensional. The blue note 75th Anniversary version has more depth and life to it for a third of the price.

A poor sounding reissue!!!

posted on 05/06/2013
2 Stars
Reviewer: Stefano
I am very disappointed by this 45 rpm reissue: first of all, let me know where instruments like Bobby Hutcherson's vibes or Al Harewood's drums have gone! No dynamics, no presence at all, no soundstage. It is difficult to produce a poor reissue like this from a wonderful sounding lp. In addition, the lps have several clicks and pops. Luckily I own a first pressing and it seems to listen to another record! It's worse than the worst of our european reissues.

A Must Have Album

posted on 01/29/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Hakan Kalkan
One of my favorite jazz classics. The first track "Idle Moments" is a masterpiece. The audio quality and pressing are also very good.

Nice pressing sonically better than BLP4154

posted on 09/08/2009
4 Stars
Reviewer: Lou K.
I own many of the original BN recordings. This one sounds better than my original which is in VG++ condition. While I did hear some very light ticks during the title track, I would have to say overall very nice pressing.

Excellent music but...

posted on 09/06/2009
4 Stars
Reviewer: Vangelis
I agree with the previous reviewer. Pops and clicks during low-volume parts of the album (especially during the magnificent first track "Idle moments") are totally unacceptable for a 50$ LP. The production team should be more careful....

Nice but a little noisy

posted on 08/31/2009
4 Stars
Reviewer: Ian
A little too many pops and clicks for my taste but I'm still happy to own this.

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