Johnny Griffin - Introducing Johnny Griffin




Ironically, this album entitled: Introducing Johnny Griffin does not have tenor saxophonist Johnny, as a leader, but it gained Griffin a great deal of attention. Soon billed as "the world's fastest saxophonist," Griffin was also a superior ballad interpreter with a fairly distinctive tone of his own. With strong support given by pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Curly Russell, and drummer Max Roach, Griffin romps through: "Mil Dew" (Griffin) "Chicago Calling" (Griffin), "These Foolish Things," "The Boy Next Door," "Nice and Easy," "It's Alright With Me" and "Lover Man". Recorded April 17, 1956 by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder directly to 1/4" Mono analog tape which was used at Bernie Grundman Mastering on Classic's all tube Mono cutting system. This is as close to the original as you'll ever likely get and it is pressed on Classic's proprietary 200g QUIEX SV- P (SUPER VINYL PROFILE).

1. Mil Dew
2. Chicago Calling
3. These Foolish Things
4. The Boy Next Door
5. Nice And Easy
6. It's Allright With Me
7. Lover Man

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