From Johnny Griffin With Love




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