Resident Music

can’t find what you want? drop us a line – we’re friendly people in a real shop & happy to help.

Grant Green

Idle Moments

EMI Catalogue


Released: 16th Oct 2000



Released: 26th May 2014


This languid, seductive gem may well be the jazz guitarist's greatest moment on record.

Right from the opening bars of the classic title cut, 'idle moments' is immediately ingratiating and accessible, featuring some of Green's most stylish straight jazz playing. Whether he's running warm (pianist Duke Pearson's 'Idle Moments'), cool (the modern jazz quartet's 'Django'), or a bit more up-tempo (Pearson's 'Nomad', his own 'Jean de Fleur'), Green treats the material with the graceful elegance that was the hallmark of his best hard bop sessions, and that quality achieves its fullest expression here.

Idle Moments


  1. Idle Moments (Rudy Van Gelder 24Bit Mastering) (1999 Digital Remaster)
  2. Jean De Fleur
  3. Django
  4. Nomad
  5. Jean De Fleur (Alternate Version)
  6. Django (Alternate Version)