Grant Green is one of my biggest influences. I first heard about him from my guitar teacher in college, who didn’t care for him too much. I then was a casual listener until I became friends with Corey Christiansen. Corey is the closest to a GG scholar that I have ever met. He has literally written the book on Grant’s playing style.
This solo on “Cool Blues” was one I transcribed in college for a blues improvisation class. It is a great example of Grant’s style in a medium blues setting. I am a firm believer that nobody could hang with Grant when it came to playing over a blues.
I also isolated some of Grant’s key phrases and wrote those out below