Audio Wave (Blue Note)
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Ron McMaster. Grant Green, Larry Young and Elvin Jones, who would later appear together on Young's classic Into Somethin' session, gel into a cohesive trio on Green's rare Talkin' About disc from 1964. The three virtuosos burn brightly from the start as they tackle challenging tunes like the opening "Talkin' About J.C." and "Luny Tune." Also, Green's magnificent lyricism is evident on his beautiful reading of the classic "You Don't Know What Love Is." Two unusual choices for the session, however, are "People," long associated with singer Barbara Streisand, and the Johnny Mercer novelty "I'm an Old Cowhand," both of which get delightful performances here as the trio makes creative use of the well-known melodies. For Green fans, this is a welcome addition to any collection. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 11, 1964. Originally released on Blue Note (84183). Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather.
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