Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's

Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's

by Grant GreenGrant Green


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Resonance's Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's presents recordings made on September 5, 1975 at the Vancouver, British Columbia club Oil Can Harry's. Grant Green spent much of his final years on the road, but after he left Blue Note in 1974 he wasn't recorded much: just two other records, both studio sessions. Slick! represents his latest-known live recording, and it undercuts the conventional wisdom that the guitarist frittered away his final years. Supported by Ronnie Ware on bass, Emmanuel Riggins on electric piano, drummer Greg Williams, and percussionist Gerald Izzard, Green is thoroughly within his jazz-funk groove, as he bends Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time" to fit his new style. "Now's the Time" finds a counterpart in a lovely, relaxed version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "How Insensitive," which rides its mellow rhythms for upwards of 30 minutes. Still, the centerpiece -- and perhaps the best indication of how Green worked in the latter stages of his career -- is a half-hour medley blending Stanley Clarke's "Vulcan Princess," the Ohio Players' "Skin Tight," Bobby Womack's "Woman's Gotta Have It," Stevie Wonder's "Boogie on Reggae Woman," and the O'Jays' "For the Love of Money." Here, there are no borders between jazz, R&B, bop, and funk, and it not only cooks, but the solos by Green and Riggins are dexterous and surprising, lending Slick! real substance in addition to being a funky good time.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/2018
Label: Resonance Records
UPC: 0096802280467
catalogNumber: 2034
Rank: 41237

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grant Green   Primary Artist,Guitar
Emanuel Riggins   Electric Piano
Greg Williams   Drums
Ronnie Ware   Bass
Gerald Izzard   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bobby Womack   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
James Williams   Composer
Zev Feldman   Producer
Darryl Carter   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Anthony Jackson   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
George Klabin   Executive Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Clarence "Satch" Satchell   Composer
Burton Yount   Art Direction
Marvin Pierce   Composer
Linda Cooke   Composer
Ralph Middlebrooks   Composer
Stanley Clark   Composer
Marshall Jones   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Michael Cuscana   Executive Producer
Leroy Bonner   Composer
Si Garber   Engineer
Gerry Nairn   Back Cover Photo
Gary Barclay   Recording Producer

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