World of Jazz Podcast 56 – A to Z of Jazz – “G”

Week 7 of my A-Z of the less well known members of the jazz world has reached the letter “G”……………..


  1. Don Grolnick – Nothing Personal
  2. Jimmy Giuffre 3 – Sweet Song
  3. Kenny Garrett – The House That Nat Built
  4. Joe Gordon – A Song For Richard
  5. Dennis Gonzalez – Anthem For The Moment
  6. Grant Green – Stream Of Dreams
  7. Benny Golson – Modern Touch
  8. Bennie Green – Green Street
  9. Johnny Griffin – Rhythm-a-ning

The podcast can be streamed from here


  1. Weaver of Dreams (1990) – The first of his two CDs for Blue Note, featuring an all-star septet including the Brecker Brothers, Bob Mintzer, Dave Holland, Peter Erskine, and Barry Rogers.
  2. The Life Of A Trio : Sunday (1989) – The second night of the 1989 reunion in New York of the 1961-1962 Jimmy Giuffre 3 with pianist Paul Bley and bassist Steve Swallow.
  3. Songbook (1997) – Featuring his touring quartet — pianist Kenny Kirkland, drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts and bassist Nat Reeves
  4. Lookin’ Good (1961) Gordon with altoist Jimmy Woods, pianist Dick Whittington, bassist Jimmy Bond, and drummer Milt Turner.
  5. A Matter Of Blood (2009) with Curtis Clarke, the legendary Reggie Workman, and Michael T.A. Thompson.
  6. Street of Dreams  (1964) – Grant Green’s second session with organist Larry Young, the album also includes drummer Elvin Jones and Bobby Hutcherson on vibes.
  7. Modern Touch (1958) – Golson’s second album as a leader with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Max Roach.
  8. Mosaic Select (2003)  – taken from the original 1958 release Back On The Scene and featuring Charlie Rouse.
  9. You Leave Me Breathless (1967) – Griffin in Copenhagen in 1967 with Kenny Drew, Nils Henning Osted Pedersen and Albert Heath

Bennie Green Back On The Scene

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