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Grant Green - Street of Dreams - Blue Note


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Street of Dreams is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1964 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The street signs featured on the cover photo are at an actual street corner in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 3 stars calling it "a mellow, dreamy album that lives up to its title... It's another fine record in a discography filled with them, and yet another underrated Green session".[2]

The All About Jazz review by Chris May said that "Compared to Idle Moments, which was distinguished by pianist Duke Pearson's thoughtful arrangements, Street of Dreams feels more like a blowing session—simple heads serve as jumping off points for solos, served out pretty evenhandedly, from Green, Hutcherson and Young. The choice of material, however, delivers an abundance of structural and harmonic interest... Bittersweet and beautiful, Street of Dreams will be enjoyed by anyone who loves Idle Moments".[3]

Track listing "I Wish You Love" (Chauliac, Trenet) – 8:46 "Lazy Afternoon" (Latouche, Moross) – 7:44 "Street of Dreams" (Young, Lewis) – 9:03 "Somewhere in the Night" (Gordon, Myrow) – 8:01 Although the album attributes this track to Gordon and Myrow, they wrote a different song entitled Somewhere in the Night. The song on this album is a Billy May/Milt Raskin composition that served as the theme song for the TV show Naked City.

Personnel Grant Green - guitar Bobby Hutcherson - vibes Larry Young - organ Elvin Jones - drums

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