Johnny Griffin

Introducing Johnny Griffin (602577450648)

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Introducing Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin

Blue Note

602577450648

LPS 157573

602577450648

JAZZ

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LP 18,17 €

• 80th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

• BLUE NOTE DEBUT SERIES

Overshadowed by the acknowledged greats of jazz tenor saxophone such as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, Johnny Griffin was the equal of most; a fine, fast, bop stylist with a great reach. In this, his first album for Blue Note from 1956, he is heading upward at the beginning of the trajectory that would bring him to international attention. The band is superb with Wynton Kelly (piano), Curly Russell (bass) and Max Roach (drums) backing Johnny Griffin's fine, long solos to produce driving, full value, out front bop that is as fresh now as it was then.

PERSONNEL:

  • JOHNNY GRIFFIN, tenor sax
  • WYNTON KELLY, piano
  • CURLY RUSSELL, bass
  • MAX ROACH, drums

Hackensack, New Jersey. April 17, 1956.

TRACKS:

  • A1. Mil Dew
  • A2. Chicago Calling
  • A3. These Foolish Things
  • A4. The Boy Next Door
  • B1. Nice And Easy
  • B2. It's Alright With Me
  • B3. Lover Man