Grant Green-Idle Moments (Blue Note)
Release February 1965
Recorded On Nov 4 and 15, 1963.
Idle Moments, Grant Green's iconic jazz album, is a masterpiece featuring notable sidemen like Joe Henderson and Bobby Hutcherson. Recorded in 1963, it stands out for its ambiance and showcase of Green’s skills and spirit. The album's title track, composed by Duke Pearson, unfolds over nearly fifteen minutes with Green's soulful guitar, Henderson's gorgeous saxophone, and Hutcherson's impressive vibraphone solo. "Jean De Fleur" follows, showcasing a clever and hard-swinging melody with Green, Henderson, and Hutcherson delivering captivating solos. The cool jazz composition "Django" pays homage to Django Reinhardt, with Green's soulful solos and Henderson's standout performance. Closing with Duke Pearson's "Nomad," the album is a timeless exploration of jazz, characterized by Green's unique style and the ensemble's seamless collaboration.