I've heard Grant Green get pretty worked up on studio sessions but not like he does on "Alive!" The guitarist I hear and think, "Jerry listened to this guy for sure" and copied his style, is Django Reinhardt. I do hear similarities in Green's and Garcia's attack - especially when their playing single note stuff. I'm sure Jerry heard Green somewhere along the way because he was an ardent listener of anything. My favorite Green discs are:
Grant's First Stand
The Complete Quartets w/ Sonny Clark
There are at least another five to add to this list - have you heard any of these?
"From day to day, just lettin' it ride,
You get so far away from how it feels inside,
You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall,
But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
Bo Didley and Chuck Berry are two grate guitarists in their own right, Jerry HAD to have been influenced by them...
"The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense
Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
I've read about some of the guitarists who influenced Garcia, but I've never heard anything regarding Grant Green (Grant Green "Alive!" almost sounds like a Legion of Mary jam session). I've always thought their styles sounded similar, but I'm not a musician, so I could be way off base here. Does anyone with a deeper historical and technical knowledge know if Garcia was influenced by Grant Green?
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