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by Jim Grantham

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Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Manhattan Fever
6:41 album only
2. Lester Left Town
5:36 album only
3. Infant Eyes
8:25 album only
4. Merry Go Round
5:38 album only
5. Quasimodo
4:05 album only
6. Modance
7:05 album only
7. Her Garden
6:55 album only
8. Room With a View
6:36 album only
9. Conversations
7:14 album only


Album Notes
If you like fine jazz, brimming with spirit, creativity, energy, taste, and exceptional musicianship, you'll definitely enjoy the Jim Grantham Jazz Quartet. This group, comprised of top San Francisco Bay Area veteran musicians, plays contemporary jazz in a wide variety of styles and moods. The group features many original compositions as well as great jazz standards from composers such as John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Russ Ferrante, Mike Brecker, and many others.

Jim Grantham, saxophone stylist, bandleader and composer, plays tenor and soprano saxes and flute. Jim's music springs from the tradition of melodic lyricism-Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter. He has performed with many fine musicians including Bobby McFerrin, George Cables, Eddie Moore, Mark Isham, Ed Kelly, Noel Jewkes, Vince Wallace among many others. He has recorded with Jessica Williams and Eddie Henderson as well as vocalist Maye Cavallaro. He is also a well-known jazz educator, and has taught jazz studies at Berklee College of Music, San Francisco State Univ., Cal State at Hayward, and the Keystone Korner jazz club. He has authored a popular, in-depth text on jazz improvisation entitled the "Jazzmaster Cookbook".

This CD is a selection of recordings from two sessions featuring different musicians. Collectively they present the range and versatility of Jim's music. The title "Conversations" not only is one of Jim's compositions, but reflects his approach to improvised music in general. Enjoy!



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john maybury

grantham getz it
jim grantham plays it mellow. this is as good as it getz.

Kris Gustofson (Drummer)

Great CD!
I have had the pleasure to play with Jim around the bay area. He is an awesome tenor player. This is an excellent CD for anyone who is a Jazz lover. Nice work Jim.

Bart Rice

Straight ahead jazz at its' best.
This is a well done CD by a true jazz lighthouse keeper. Timely, ttuneful, and toneful. I especially like the cuts Manhattan Fever and Modance. Recommended.