Ball Of Confusion
'People moving out, people moving in. Why, because of the color of their skin. Run, run, run but you sure can't hide. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Vote for me and I'll set you free! Rap on, brother, rap on'. Poignant lyrics from The Temptations brought back to the conversation by Grant Green Jr. on his new release - SOUL SCIENCE - due out next Friday. Grant offers his take musically, with that silky smooth and soulful guitar present throughout - but he is clearly commenting on the state of our world on this track and others. And then of course, adding in beautiful love songs to balance out the confusion. SOUL SCIENCE finds Grant singing, in a timeless style reminiscent of Richie Havens. It's up for preorder today - support the master musician on his quest to heal the world.
Grant Green Jr.
As the son of legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green (1931-1979), Grant Green Jr. was exposed to exceptional musicianship right from the start. Growing up in Detroit, Grant enjoyed a constant parade of jazz greats streaming through his living room. His neighbors included Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, members of the Four Tops and the Temptations. Miles Davis was known to join impromptu jam sessions in their home. Grant Green Jr. has released music as part of the Godfathers Of Groove (w/Bernard Purdie), and is often seen as part of Col. Bruce Hampton's band, and now he's brought us his solo record, SOUL SCIENCE, recorded in Atlanta with Khari Cabral-Simmons and Daz-I-Kue. SOUL SCIENCE features Atlanta greats Nick Rosen, Julie Dexter, Jacob Deaton, Kevin Scott, and Duane Trucks, and is ready for your ears on February 12th. Drop in on GGJ right here and stay tuned!