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by James Nadal
Nearly forty years after his death, guitarist Grant Green is finally receiving the credit and recognition which eluded him during his lifetime. Besides having a distinctive and identifiable style, Green was the most prolific artist on the Blue Note label during the 1960's. His '61 recording of Green Street, contains the track Green With Envy, selected by Spanish guitarist Valentin Caamaño as the title for his sophomore release. Caamaño took great steps to present this record as a sincere tribute, ...read more
by Bruce Lindsay
Sometimes album titles have an air of mystery, an enigmatic collection of words that seemingly bear no relevance to anything, especially the music. No such problem with The Joy, from the Valentin Caamaño Trio. From the cheerily welcoming swing of Charlie Parker's Yardbird Suite" to the relaxed beauty of Thelonious Monk's Pannonica" this is an album that, to paraphrase Lord Byron and Otis B Driftwood, lets joy be unconfined.On The Joy guitarist Caamaño, from Santiago de Compostela in ...read more