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Get a little spiritual healing with jazz guitarist Grant Green. Feel the spirit, this Saturday on The Listening Party with host Roxane Gagne, begining at 10pm.

Consisting purely of jazz versions of African American spirituals, it is one of a series of theme records recorded by the guitarist in 1962.

From the original liner notes: "Green has made no attempt here to recreate the five spirituals he plays in anything resembling their original context, nor has he tried to duplicate their often pallid manifestation on the concert stage. He has approached them with affection, but as music to be played in his style. The result is a fascinating combination: the techniques of modern jazz, blues, and gospel, all applied to the spiritual." - Joe Goldberg

Joined by Herbie Hancock, Butch Warren & Billy Higgins, Grant Green sounds mighty fine as he grooves through "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", "Go Down Moses", Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and sevarl more spirituals.

 

Check out this one below to get a feel for the music.