Blue Breakbeats

Blue Breakbeats

by Grant Green Grant Green


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Blue Breakbeats is an essential collection of six of the funkiest breakbeat heavy songs in Grant Green's deep Blue Note catalog. Prolifically sampled by beat thirsty hip-hop producers and stylistically influential in separating Green from Wes Montgomery's ever-looming shadow, these songs were compiled from Green Is Beautiful, Visions, Alive!, Carryin' On, and The Final Come Down by DJ Smash. While certainly nothing new here for the collector, it's a great starter piece for newcomers and those seeking out the original breaks sampled over and over on late 20th century hip-hop records. Playful grooves and classic drumbeats thump underneath some of the slickest jazz guitar work of the 1970s, while stellar instrumentation alone is worth the price of admission. With it being said that these groundbreaking Blue Note soul/jazz records are the foundation of hip-hop, these cuts are brick-by-brick testimonials.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/1998
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724349470521
catalogNumber: 94705
Rank: 69034


  1. Ain't It Funky Now
  2. Cantaloupe Woman
  3. The Windjammer
  4. Sookie, Sookie
  5. Ease Back
  6. The Final Comedown

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grant Green   Primary Artist,Guitar
Phil Bodner   Woodwind
Ronnie Foster   Organ
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet
Jimmy Lewis   Electric Bass
Chuck Rainey   Electric Bass
Grady Tate   Drums
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Ray Armando   Conga
Claude Bartee   Tenor Saxophone
Candido Camero   Conga
Neal Creque   Organ
Cornell Dupree   Rhythm Guitar
Gordon Edwards   Electric Bass
Idris Muhammad   Drums
Richard Landrum   Bongos
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Clarence Palmer   Electric Piano
Emanuel Riggins   Electric Piano
Richard Tee   Keyboards
Harold Vick   Soprano Saxophone
Joseph Armstrong   Conga
Billy Wooten   Vibes
William Bivens   Vibes

Technical Credits

Art Neville   Composer
Bob Belden   Producer
George Butler   Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Don Hahn   Engineer
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
George Porter   Composer
Francis Wolff   Producer
Patrick Roques   Art Direction
Don Covay   Composer

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