Friday, 15 January 2010

Johnny Griffin ''The Little Giant''

Johnny Griffin

''The Little Giant''
( LP Riverside Records, 1959 )
Catalog # RLP 12-304

Olive Refractions
The Message
63rd Street Theme
Venus And The Moon
Lonely One

Personnel & Notes:
Blue Mitchell (tp)
Julian Priester (tb)
Johnny Griffin (ts)
Wynton Kelly (p)
Sam Jones (b)
Albert Heath (d)
Lawrence Shustak Photography
Harris Lewine Design
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Jack Higgins Engineer
Paul Bacon Design
Ken Braren Design
Kirk Felton Remastering
Recorded in NYC, August 4 & 5, 1959
** Also issued on Riverside RLP 1149; Jazzland JLP 93, JLP 993; Fantasy OJC 136, OJCCD 136-2

This double LP, which includes highlights from four of tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin's Riverside sets, has been largely superseded by the digital revolution. Three of the four albums (Johnny Griffin Sextet, Way Out, and The Little Giant, but not The Kerry Dancers) have since been reissued in full. This was a fine sampler for the period, featuring Griffin in trios and quintets with the likes of trumpeters Donald Byrd and Blue Mitchell, trombonist Julian Priester, baritonist Pepper Adams, and pianists Kenny Drew, Wynton Kelly and Barry Harris, but get the complete records instead.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Pier

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