Johnny Griffin

Introducing Johnny Griffin

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Record Label
Blue Note

About this item

The tenor sax legend’s 1957 Blue Note debut. Recorded at the (original) Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, on 17th April 1956. Featuring a top-drawer backing band of Wynton Kelly (piano), Curley Russell (bass) and Max Roach (drums). Griffin’s composition ‘Mil Dew’ is one of the most intense album-openers in Blue Note history.
Elsewhere there are two other fine Griffin originals (‘Chicago Calling’, ‘Nice And Easy’) and classic takes on ‘These Foolish Things’, ‘Lover Man’ and ‘It’s All Right With Me’ . The album perfectly showcases Griffin’s fiery, hard-driving, technically masterful style. 


A1. Mil Dew
A2. Chicago Calling
A3. These Foolish Things
A4. The Boy Next Door
B1. Nice & Easy
B2. It's Alright With Me
B3. Lover Man

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