The late Grant Green never hit it big like fellow jazz guitarists George Benson and Wes Montgomery. His career was brief and bumpy, marred by a three-year absence from performing in the late 1960s because of heroin addiction and its attendant evils.
But guitarists in the know are deeply grateful for his bluesy sensibility and sparkling tone. I'm an obsessive fan of his straight-ahead jazz on the Blue Note label from 1962-1966 and, to a lesser extent, his funk-influenced later work.
The only video I can find of Green is this concise clip from the mid-70s, when he shared the stage with Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel, jazz giants in their own right. The immensively gifted Green would be dead of a heart attack just a few years later, in 1979, at the much-too-early age of 43.