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Hard Bop Boulevard

sun 21 sep 2008 15:30 
Genre: Bebop
Composer: Thelonious Monk

Tenor saxophone player Johnny Griffin (1928-2008) part 3. In 1957 he was part of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In 1958 he got to work with piano player Theolonious Monk, the inscrutable ‘high priest of jazz’. Next he formed a sensational tenor tandem with daredevil saxophone player Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis.

1.         Off the wall (Johnny Griffin)
            CD: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers: A Night in Tunisia

                    Bluebird 0 90266 38962 9
 

2.         Shorty (Johnny Griffin)
            CD: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers plus Sabu: Cu-Bop
                    Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD95
 

3.         Purple Shades (Johnny Griffin)
            CD: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk
                    Atlantic Jazz 781 332-2 (US: 1278-2)
 

4.         Krafty (Johnny Griffin)
            CD: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers: Hard Drive
                    Bethlehem
BET 6001-2
 

5.         Right Down Front (Johnny Griffin)

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