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From Johnny Griffin With Love

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Johnny Griffin
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JOHNNY ARNOLD GRIFFIN III IS HIS REAL NAME. He was also called the "The Little Giant" or "The Fastest Gun Alive" and "The Tough Tenors when he was playing with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Johnny Griffin was the fastest swinging tenorplayer in Jazz which you will hear when you listen to this 3 CD 1 DVD box set. CD 1 was recorded in April 1964 when he played the Montmartre Club with Art Taylor, Kenny Drew and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. CD 2 was also from Montmartre recorded July 10, 1984 with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (The Tough Tenors) Harry Pickens, Curtis Lundy and Kenny Washington. CD 3 was recorded at Jazzhus Slukefter in the Tivoli Garden July 15, 1989 with Kenny Drew, Jens Melgaard and Ole Streenberg. The DVD was recorded live at Village Vanguard in New York 1981 with Ronnie Matthews, Ray Drummond and Kenny Washington. Cat. # 108 8605 Barcode 717101860524


DVD JOHNNY GRIFFIN QUARTET Johnny Griffin (ts) Ronnie Mathews (p) Ray Drummond (b) Kenny Washington (dr) Live at Village Vanguard, NewYork, 1981 EDDIE “LOCKJAW” DAVIS QUARTET Eddie“Lockjaw”Davis(ts) Niels Jørgen Steen (p) Jesper Lundgaard (b) Ed Thigpen (dr) Recorded live at Jazzhus Slukefter, Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1985 CD1 Personnel: Johnny Griffin (ts&vo) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b) ArtTaylor (dr) Recorded live at Montmartre Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 16, (a) November 28, (b) and December 12, 1964, (c) Produced for CD release: Anders Stefansen CD2 Personnel: Johnny Griffin-Eddie“Lockjaw”Davis (ts) Harry Pickens (p) Curtis Lundy (b) Kenny Washington (dr) Recorded live at Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, July10, 1984 Recorded by the Danish Broadcast Corporation, Jazz Department Producer: Ole Matthiessen Engineer: JohnnieHjerting CD3 Personnel: Johnny Griffin (ts) Kenny Drew (p) JensMelgaard (b) Ole Streenberg (dr) Recorded live at Jazzhus Slukefter, Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 15, 1989 Produced by IbSkovgaard for the Danish Radio Corporation, Jazz Department. Engineer: Ronald Skovdal


"Good time music played passionately with precision while swingin’ with virtuosity and soul; that was Johnny Griffin." Greg Thomas, AllAboutJazz – New York

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