Johnny Griffin - Introducing Johnny Griffin

 (Mono)



Total download size: 1.89GB

Cover art and liner notes included

Mastered from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray

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Johnny Griffin had been kicking around in R&B bands for years before his Blue Note debut in 1956. And what was "introduced" was a tenor saxophonist with a fresh sound, a warm, soulful style and the fastest technique in jazz. He moves from lyrical ballads to blistering tempos with ease. Within two years, Griff would become one of the leading tenor saxophonists in jazz as a member of Thelonious Monk's quartet.

Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone
Wynton Kelly, piano
Curly Russell, bass
Max Roach, drums



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
8. The Way You Look Tonight
9. Cherokee (Bonus Track)

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