Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet (180 gram vinyl)


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Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet

180 gram vinyl

A pioneering figure in hard bop, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin recorded prolifically as a band leader in addition to stints with pianist Thelonious Monk, drummer Art Blakey, in partnership with fellow tenor Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and as a member of the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band. Tired of being underappreciated in the United States,he went to live in Europe in 1963, a few years after recording this wonderful sextet LP. There, Griffin became the "first choice" sax player for visiting American musicians touring the continent during the '60s and '70s. He died at the age of 80 on July 25, 2008 in Mauprévoir, France, near Availles-Limouzine, where he had lived for the previous 24years. Recorded on February 5, 1958, Johnny Griffin Sextet was the saxophonist's debut on Riverside Records, for whom he would record a second album, Way Out!, the very next day. *****AllMusic"The great tenor Johnny Griffin made his debut on Riverside with this sextet set. Griffin is teamed with trumpeter Donald Byrd, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Kenny Drew,bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Philly Joe Jones for three obscure tunes, the ballad 'What's New' anda cooking version of 'Woody'n You.'High-quality hard bop from some of the best." (Scott Yanow)

Product Details


SKU: 37161LP

UPC: 8436569193648

Street Date: 10/11/19

Label: Jazz Images

Genre: Jazz

Run Time: 40 mins

Number of Discs: 1


Year of Production: 2019