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Grassella Oliphant Quintet

Excerpt from Jazz Improv Magazine's New York Jazz Guide, October 2006.


Grassella Oliphant Quintet
Live at Johnny's On the Green
at the Short Hills, NJ Golf Course
August 25, 2006

By Winthrop Bedford

Listening to music at Johnny's On the Green is a joy.

"In the 1960s among many activities that occupied the busy schedule of drummer Grassella Oliphant, was his recording of a couple of albums Grass Roots (1965) and Grass Is Greener (recorded 1967) for Atlantic Records-long out of print-and now re-issued on Collectables as a double CD. A quick look at the personnel will give you a bird's eye-view of the kind of company he kept (and still does), and the kind of quality musician he is. His albums featured Grant Green on guitar, Harold Ousley on tenor saxophone, Clark Terry on trumpet, John Patton on organ, Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone, Major Holley, and others...."

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