Johnny Griffin - Introducing Johnny Griffin




From the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman

Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes

180-gram LP pressed at Optimal in Germany

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.

This Blue Note 80 vinyl edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal in Germany.

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

 



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