Grant Green – Live At Club Mozambique (Vinyl 2LP)


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Release Date:  2023

Label:  Third Man Records/Blue Note (313 Series)


Track List

Side A

  1. Jan Jan
  2. Farid

Side B

  1. Bottom Of The Barrel
  2. Walk On By

Side C

  1. More Today Than Yesterday
  2. One More Chance

Side D

  1. Patches
  2. I Am Somebody



Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

The funk fans have been waiting for this one. Finally available on vinyl for the first time, Grant Green’s near perfect slice of jazz funk and soul, Live at Club Mozambique, remastered and rendered back in the Motor City.

Green’s band had been playing a series of live dates at Detroit’s Club Mozambique (before it became a fabled Male dance club), when this session was recorded live on two cold January nights in 1971. Powerhouse drummer Idris Muhammad and soulful tenor star Houston Person were brought in to supplement Green’s current band featuring Ronnie Foster on organ and Clarence Thomas on soprano and tenor saxophone. This treasure remained in the Blue Note vaults for 35 years before a 2006 CD release. Sounding incredibly fresh, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more real stamping of Grant Green at the top of his game.

Hypnotic and wild funk, such as their cover of local hit “Jan Jan” by the Fabulous Counts, contrasts with laidback renditions of early ’70s soul favorites “Walk on By,” “Patches,” and “One More Chance” by the Jackson 5. It captures the magic of hearing a fantastic band effortlessly doing their thing in a small club while the audience unwinds after a long workday. Green pulls it all together with his melodic genius and perfect delivery. No pretensions, just Green and company burning up the stage with unmistakable chemistry on what might be the ultimate jazz funk time capsule. Close your eyes and you might be convinced you’re sitting in a wood-paneled club on Detroit’s Westside.


Grant Green, guitar
Idris Muhammad, drums
Houston Person, tenor saxophone
Ronnie Foster, organ
Clarence Thomas, soprano and tenor saxophone


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