FROM JOHNNY GRIFFIN WITH LOVE: THE UNIQUE STORYVILLE COLLECTION (3 CDS + 1 DVD)
FROM JOHNNY GRIFFIN WITH LOVE: THE UNIQUE STORYVILLE COLLECTION (3 CDS + 1 DVD)

FROM JOHNNY GRIFFIN WITH LOVE: THE UNIQUE STORYVILLE COLLECTION (3 CDS + 1 DVD)

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JOHNNY ARNOLD GRIFFIN IS HIS REAL NAME. He was also called "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!

Johnny Griffin was one of the many fabulous tenor players like Illinois Jacquet, Earl Bostic, Jack McVea, Arnett Cobb and Dexter Gordon that came from the Lionel Hampton Band. He also played with Thelonious Monk before he settled down in Holland and later in France where he played with the other expatriates Bud Powell, Kenny Drew, Art Taylor and Kenny Clarke. CD1 was recorded in April 1964 when he played the Montmartre Club with Art Taylor, Kenny Drew and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. CD 2 was also from the 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 15th, 1989 with Kenny Drew, Jens Melgaard and Ole Streenberg. The DVD was recorded at the Village Vanguard in New York 1981 with Ronnie Matthews, Ray Drummond and Kenny Washington. It also contains two numbers from Slukefter 1985 with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Qurtet. If you like heavy, swinging jazz, this is the box set for you. Johnny Griffin is taking care of business, as they say, from the first note to the last...



DVD track list
1. Opening & Blues For Gonzi
2. A Monk's Dream
3. 56 & Closing
4. S'Wonderful
5. Shiny Stockings

CDS
1
What Is This Thing Called Love
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Art Taylor
17:36


2
Body And Soul
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Art Taylor
9:29


3
Wee Dot
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Art Taylor
4:51


4
Doctor's Blues
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Art Taylor
19:23


5
Exactly Like You
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Art Taylor
9:59


6
A Night In Tunisia
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Art Taylor
8:30

Disc 2
1
Blues Up And Down
by Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry Pickens, Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington
10:50


2
Oh, Gee
by Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry Pickens, Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington
9:58


3
Call It What You Wanna
by Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry Pickens, Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington
10:43


4
Funky Fluke
by Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry Pickens, Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington
12:13


5
Hey Lock
by Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry Pickens, Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington
14:44


6
Lester Leaps In
by Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry Pickens, Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington
11:19


7
Intermission Riff
by Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry Pickens, Curtis Lundy & Kenny Washington
3:21

DISC 3
1
Just Friends
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Jens Melgaard & Ole Streenberg
8:43


2
If I Should Lose You
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Jens Melgaard & Ole Streenberg
14:09


3
Hush-A-Bye
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Jens Melgaard & Ole Streenberg
13:27


4
Slukefter Blues
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Jens Melgaard & Ole Streenberg
14:48


5
Isfahan
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Jens Melgaard & Ole Streenberg
12:18



6
Rhythm-A-Ning
by Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Jens Melgaard & Ole Streenberg
5:46