Johnny Griffin - The Kerry Dancers and Other Swinging Folk


Analogue Productions (Fantasy)



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AJAZ 9420
UPC: 753088942013
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: Stereo

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A musician with a penchant for variety and surprise, Johnny Griffin has provided plenty of both through his long career. This 1961 quartet album found the master tenor saxophonist exploring the possibilities in four familiar folk songs, three original compositions and a standard song, “Hush-a-Bye,” based on a classical piece. To all of them Griffin applied his magisterial tone, vital imagination and ability to extract the greatest meaning from any harmonic structure. His companions in the adventure were Barry Harris, who was virtually the Riverside Records house pianist during this period; Ron Carter, a bassist of steadily increasing importance; and Ben Riley, then working with Sonny Rollins and soon to become Thelonious Monk’s drummer. It is unlikely that any group of Scottish singers ever performed “Green Grow the Rushes” with energy like Griffin’s.

1. The Kerry Dancers
2. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
3. Green Grow The Rushes
4. The Londonderry Air
5. 24 1/2 Daze
6. Oh, Now I See
7. Hush-A-Bye
8. Ballad for Monsieur

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

this is really absolute amazing

posted on 05/24/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: vito
5 Stars for the music on the Album, what a tenor Sound, really good tunes, its just amazing; 5 Stars for the recording it is really one of the best from the catalog; 5 Stars for Mastering and Pressing, just Silent and Awesome!! I have nearly all 45 releases of ORG and Analog Productions... I can tell you, that this is the album that you are looking for!!!

Watch out for this soundbomb !

posted on 06/13/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michel V
With some luck I had the oppertunity to buy 25 albums in 45rpm format. I bought some Griffins as well, I did not know how good the album was.. it was just a lucky shot. But wow the music is great to my ears and not only the songs! I have about 150 albums (45rpm) and this is one of the best sounding albums. Pure Magic !

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