Grant Green

Grant's First Stand

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Record Label
Blue Note

About this item

The guitarist’s acclaimed 1961 debut. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on 28th January 1961. Featuring Baby Face Willette (organ) and Ben Dixon (drums).

A smouldering soul-jazz / organ trio classic. Featuring three Green originals (‘Miss Ann’s Tempo’, ‘Blues For Willarene’, ‘A Wee Bit O’ Green’), one Willette tune (‘Baby’s Minor Lope’) and two standards (‘Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do’, ‘Lullaby Of The Leaves’).

Cover photographed by Francis Wolff and designed by Reid Miles.

The first of Green’s 30 Blue Note solo albums and over 30 appearances as a sideman.


Side 1
1. Miss Ann's Tempo (5:40)
2. Lullaby Of The Leaves (7:42)
3. Blues For Willarene (7:08)
Side 2
1. Baby's Minor Lope (7:15)
2. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (4:26)
3. A Wee Bit O' Green (7:49)

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