1. Kevin Whitehead on the album Grant Green, The Holy Barbarian, St. Louis, 1959:




"Grant Green, The Holy Barbarian, St. Louis, 1959" could be the name of a quality stage play, perhaps based on the actual circumstances of the recording. One musician on the way up, another past his moment in the limelight, and one more who had his chance but never quite made it, all convene on Christmas night, part of their week-long stand at a beatnik hangout replete with chess players hunched over the board and a local artist painting portraits. The emcee chats loudly near the stage, then grabs the mike to spout what sounds like a send-up of beatnik poetry.






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    Kevin Whitehead on the album Grant Green, The Holy Barbarian, St. Louis, 1959:

    "Grant Green, The Holy Barbarian, St. Louis, 1959" could be the name of a quality stage play, perhaps based on the actual circumstances of the recording. One musician on the way up, another past his moment in the limelight, and one more who had his chance but never quite made it, all convene on Christmas night, part of their week-long stand at a beatnik hangout replete with chess players hunched over the board and a local artist painting portraits. The emcee chats loudly near the stage, then grabs the mike to spout what sounds like a send-up of beatnik poetry.

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