Johnny Griffin Catalog

1945 (age 17)

Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946  (MCA (F) 510.063)

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair (bass) George Jenkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 1945
L4008Slide, Hamp, Slide
Hampton plays (vibraphone, piano, vocals)
NYC, January 29, 1946
73324Rockin' In Rhythm, Part 1
73325Rockin' In Rhythm, Part 2
Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris (bass) Curley Hamner (drums -1) Eugene "Fats" Heard (drums -2)
Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 1946
1. L4289Tempo's Birthday
2. L4290Adam Blew His Hat
Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris (bass) Eugene "Fats" Heard (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1946
L4297The Pencil Broke

Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Golden Favorites  (Decca DL 4296)

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair (bass) George Jenkins (drums): Joe Morris, Dave Page, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Ted Sinclair (bass) George Jenkins (drums) replaces Garrette, Shepherd, Wilder, Comfort, Heard
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 1945
L4009Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
same personnel
NYC, January 31, 1946
73333Air Mail Special, Part 1
73334Air Mail Special, Part 2
** also issued on Decca DL 74296.

1946

Lionel Hampton, Vol. 4: 1945-1946  (Coral (G) COPS 7186)

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, vocals) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair (bass) George Jenkins (drums) Bing Crosby (vocals)
NYC, January 21, 1946
73287-APinetop's Boogie Woogie
73288-AOn The Sunny Side Of The Street
omit Crosby
NYC, January 29, 1946
73326Gay Notes

Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5: 1946  (MCA Coral (G) 6.22116)

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair (bass) George Jenkins (drums): Hampton plays (vibraphone)
NYC, January 31, 1946
73332Cobb's Idea
Duke Garrette, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Joe Comfort (bass) Eugene "Fats" Heard (drums) replaces Morris, Page, Wright, Sinclair, Jenkins
Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 1946
L4287Playboy
L4288Cobb's Idea
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1946
L4298Empty Glass

Lionel Hampton 4 - Seeds Of Swing 1945.1949  (MCA (F) 510.112)

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris (bass) Eugene "Fats" Heard (drums): same session
Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1946
L4299-AHamp's Walkin' Boogie
add Jackie Kelso (clarinet)
Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1946
L4301-AI'm Mindin' My Business
L4303Reminiscing

Lionel Hampton 5 - Swinging Sessions! 1945.1950  (MCA (F) 510.117)

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Jackie Kelso (clarinet) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris (bass) Eugene "Fats" Heard (drums): same session
Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1946
L4300Don't Let The Landlord Gyp You

Lionel Hampton, Vol. 6: 1946-1947  (MCA Coral (G) 6.22180)

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Jackie Kelso (clarinet) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Milt Buckner (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris (bass) Eugene "Fats" Heard (drums): same session
Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1946
L4302Dig Those Vibes

1947

Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly  (Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Wilmus Reeves (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Embra Daylie (bass) Leroy Jackson (drums)
NYC, late 1947
1-1627Fly, Mister, Fly
1-1630Wilma's Idea
1-1633Joe's Boogie
1-1634Out Of The Night
same personnel
NYC, December 12, 1947
86Jump With Me
87Mad Moon
add Phyllis Branch (vocals)
NYC, December 23, 1947
96The Spider
97Bottletop
Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, December 22, 1948
167Boogie-Woogie March
168Chuck-A-Boogie
add Sticks McGhee (vocals)
Apex Studios, NYC, May 11, 1949
230Beans And Cornbread
Joe Morris (trumpet) Alfonso King (trombone) Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Bobby Burton (bass) Sinclair Abbott (drums)
NYC, October 28, 1949
75458Portia's Boogie
Al Jones (drums) replaces Abbott
NYC, November 18, 1949
75521Broken Hearted Blues

Joe Morris - Bam-A-Lam-A-Bam / Boogie Woogie Joe  (Manor 1128)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Wilmus Reeves (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Embra Daylie (bass) Leroy Jackson (drums)
NYC, late 1947
1-1628Bam-A-Lam-A-Bam
1-1629Boogie Woogie Joe

Tony Mayo - Deep Water Blues / Juke Box Blues  (Plaza 5501)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Wilmus Reeves (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Embra Daylie (bass) Leroy Jackson (drums) Tony Mayo (vocals)
NYC, December 11, 1947
83Deep Water Blues
same personnel
NYC, December 23, 1947
102Juke Box Blues

Various Artists - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 1: 1947-74  (Atlantic 7 81293-1-F)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Wilmus Reeves (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Embra Daylie (bass) Leroy Jackson (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1947
85Lowe Groovin'
Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, September 19, 1948
142The Applejack

Joe Morris - Easy Riff / The Applejack  (Atlantic 866)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Wilmus Reeves (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Embra Daylie (bass) Leroy Jackson (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1947
88Easy Riff

1948 (age 20)

Various Artists - Dance The Rock And Roll  (Atlantic LP 8013)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, September 19, 1948
141Wow! (Ghee)
same personnel
Apex Studios, NYC, December 22, 1948
166Weasel Walk

The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949  (Classics (F) 5057)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums): same session
Apex Studios, NYC, December 22, 1948
169Jax Boogie
add Sticks McGhee (vocals)
Apex Studios, NYC, May 11, 1949
234Tia Juana (Rhumbop)
Joe Morris (trumpet) Alfonso King (trombone) Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Bobby Burton (bass) Sinclair Abbott (drums)
NYC, October 28, 1949
75457Sneaking Around
Al Jones (drums) replaces Abbott
NYC, November 18, 1949
75520Wig Head Mama Blues
75522Ooh, Ooh That's Good

1949

Wynonie Harris - She Just Won't Tell Me No More / Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee  (King 4292)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Fred Douglas, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Kelly Martin (drums) Wynonie Harris (vocals)
Linden, NJ, April 13, 1949
K5717Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee

Wynonie Harris - Battle Of The Blues  (King LP 607)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Fred Douglas, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Kelly Martin (drums) Wynonie Harris (vocals): same session
Linden, NJ, April 13, 1949
K5718All She Wants To Do Is Rock

Wynonie Harris - I Can't Take It No More / I Like My Baby's Pudding  (King 4342)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Fred Douglas, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Kelly Martin (drums) Wynonie Harris (vocals): same session
Linden, NJ, April 13, 1949
K5719I Can't Take It No More

Joe Morris - Lowdown Baby  (Juke Box Lil (Swd) JB 610)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Alfonso King (trombone) Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Bobby Burton (bass) Sinclair Abbott (drums)
NYC, October 28, 1949
75459Lowdown Baby

1951

Jumpin' The Blues With Arnett Cobb  (Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB 01)

Willie Moore (trumpet) Dickie Harris (trombone) Arnett Cobb (tenor saxophone) Johnny Griffin (baritone saxophone) George Rhodes (piano) Walter Buchanan (bass) Al Walker (drums)
NYC, August 7, 1951
CO46835Cocktails For Two

Various Artists - OKeh Jazz  (Epic EG 37315)

Willie Moore (trumpet) Dickie Harris (trombone) Arnett Cobb (tenor saxophone) Johnny Griffin (baritone saxophone) George Rhodes (piano) Walter Buchanan (bass) Al Walker (drums): same session
NYC, August 7, 1951
CO46836Walkin' Home
CO46837Jumpin' The Blues
CO46838I'm In The Mood For Love
Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) unknown (organ) unknown (bongos) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
Chicago, IL or NYC or Paris, France, April 29, 1953
CO51482Flyin' Home
For Dancers Only
Joe Wilder (trumpet) Henry Coker (trombone) Ernie Wilkins (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) unknown (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) ... Johnson (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
Chicago, IL, May 13, 1954
CO51483Chicago Riffin'
CO51484'Til We Meet Again

1956

Introducing Johnny Griffin  (Blue Note BLP 1533)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 17, 1956
tk.2Chicago Calling
tk.3Mil Dew
tk.6The Boy Next Door
tk.8It's All Right With Me
tk.10Nice And Easy
tk.13Lover Man
tk.14These Foolish Things
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46536 2.

Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 17, 1956
tk.12The Way You Look Tonight
tk.16Cherokee
Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 23, 1957
tk.12I Remember You

Johnny Griffin - J.G., Tenor  (Argo LP 624)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Buddy Smith (drums)
Chicago, IL, 1956
I Cried For You
Satin Wrap
Yesterdays
Riff-Raff
Bee-Es
The Boy Next Door
These Foolish Things
Lollypop

1957

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's...  (Vik LAK 1103)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Webster Hall, NYC, March 13, 1957
I Talk To The Trees
I Could Have Danced All Night
On The Street Where You Live
There But For You Go
They Call The Wind Maria
Almost Like Being In Love
** also issued on RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2 entitled "Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition".

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition  (RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2)

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
RCA Studio 3, NYC, April 2, 1957
A Night At Tony's (take 3)
Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 8, 1957
H4JB3338Off The Wall (take 5)
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You (take 3)
** reissue of Vik LAK 1103 entitled "Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's..." + 5 bonus tracks.

Yusef Lateef/A.K. Salim - Stablemates  (Savoy MG 12115)

Johnny Coles (trumpet) Buster Cooper (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Howard Austin (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) A.K. Salim (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 5, 1957
SAK70001A Private Cloud
SAK70002Dejeuner
SAK70003Back Talk
SAK70004D Minor Dipper

Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session  (Blue Note BLP 1559)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957
tk.2Smokestack
tk.3The Way You Look Tonight
tk.4Ball Bearing
tk.5All The Things You Are
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 81559 2, 7243 4 99009 2.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA521-H2.

Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session  (Blue Note 7243 4 99009 2)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957
tk.1Smokestack (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1559 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia  (Vik LAX 1115)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 8, 1957
H4JB3338Off The Wall
H4JB3339A Night In Tunisia
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You
H4JB3341Theory Of Art
H4JB3342Evans
** also issued on RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB entitled "Art Blakey - Theory Of Art".

Art Blakey - Theory Of Art  (RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB)

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
RCA Studio 3, NYC, April 2, 1957
A Night At Tony's (take 4)
Social Call (take 4)
** reissue of Vik LAX 1115 entitled "Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia" + 2 bonus tracks.

Clark Terry - Serenade To A Bus Seat  (Riverside RLP 12-237)

Clark Terry (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 27, 1957
Donna Lee
Boardwalk
Digits
Boomerang
Serenade To A Bus Seat
Stardust
Cruising
That Old Black Magic
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 066, OJCCD 066-2.

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers With Sabu And A Bongo - Cu-Bop  (Jubilee JLP 1049)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos)
NYC, May 13, 1957
Woody'n You
Sakeena
Shorty
Dawn On The Street

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Jazz Connection  (Atlantic LP 1278)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 14, 1957
2560Blue Monk
2561I Mean You
same personnel
NYC, May 15, 1957
2562Rhythm-A-Ning
2563Purple Shades
2564Evidence
2565In Walked Bud
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1278.

Count Basie, Joe Williams And Art Blakey - Sessions, Live  (Calliope CAL 3008)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #56. 1957-#30, July 29, 1957
I Mean You (Stick Ball Swing)
Blue Monk
same session
Evidence (Justice)

A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People  (Savoy 7567 93006-2)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Buster Cooper (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone,tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums) Chino Pozo (congas) A.K. Salim (arranger, director)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957
70125Blu-Binsky (alt. take)
70127Pretty For The People (alt. take)

A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People  (Savoy MG 12118)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Buster Cooper (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone,tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums) Chino Pozo (congas) A.K. Salim (arranger, director): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957
70125Blu-Binsky
70126R-U 1-2
70127Pretty For The People
70128Ba-Lu-Ee-Du
70129Shirley Ray
70130Takin' Care Of Business

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive  (Bethlehem BCP 6023)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 9, 1957
Deo-X
Junior Mance (piano) replaces Dockery
NYC, October 11, 1957
For Minors Only
6442Right Down Front
Sweet Sakeena
For Miles And Miles
Krafty
6443Late Spring
** also issued on West Wind (G) WW 065, WW 2065 entitled "Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only".

Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin - The Chicago Sound  (Riverside RLP 12-252)

John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Wilbur Campbell (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 16, 1957
Mamma-Daddy
Desert Sands
31st And State
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Latin Quarters
Be-Ware
Frankie Dunlop (drums) replaces Campbell
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 18, 1957
Body And Soul
The Man I Love
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 12 entitled "Johnny Griffin/Wilbur Ware - The Chicago Cookers". Original Jazz Classics OJC 1737, OJCCD 1737-2.

Johnny Griffin - The Congregation  (Blue Note BLP 1580)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 23, 1957
tk.4It's You Or No One
tk.6I'm Glad There Is You
tk.10Latin Quarter
tk.11Main Spring
tk.14The Congregation
** also issued on Blue Note B1-89383, CDP 7 89383 2.

1958 (age 30)

Guitar Slim - If I Had My Life To Live Over / When There's No Way Out  (Atco 6120)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones) (guitar, vocals) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, January 22, 1958
4109 | 57C346When There's No Way Out

Various Artists - Rockin' Together  (Atco LP 33-103)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones) (guitar, vocals) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums): same session
NYC, January 22, 1958
4110 | 57C347If I Had My Life To Live Over

Various Artists - Texas Guitar: From Dallas To L.A.  (Atlantic SD 7226)

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones) (guitar, vocals) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums): same session
NYC, January 22, 1958
4111 | 57C348Along About Midnight

Johnny Griffin Sextet  (Riverside RLP 12-264)

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1/4) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1/4) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, February 25, 1958
1.Stix' Trix
2.What's New
3.Johnny G.G.
4.Catharsis
5.Woody'n You
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1827-2.

Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot  (Milestone M 9124)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 25, 1958
Coming On The Hudson

Johnny Griffin - Way Out!  (Riverside RLP 12-274)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, February 26 & 27, 1958
Where's Your Overcoat Boy
Hot Sausage
Sunny Monday
Cherokee
Terry's Tune
Little John
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1855-2.

Blue Mitchell Big 6  (Riverside RLP 12-273)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, July 2 & 3, 1958
Blues March
Big Six
There Will Never Be Another You
Brother 'Ball
Jamph
Sir John
Promenade
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 615, OJCCD 615-2.

Babs Gonzales - Voila  (Hope LP 0001)

Les Spann (flute) Charlie Rouse (bass clarinet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Ray Crawford (guitar) Peck Morrison (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals) The Modern Sounds, Melba Liston (arranger)
NYC, July 16, 1958
The Preacher
Me Spelled M-E Me (Speedy Gonzales)
Those Jive
New Yorkers
A Night In Tunisia
Movin' And Groovin'
Lullaby Of The Doomed
Le Continental

Thelonious Monk - Thelonious In Action  (Riverside RLP 12-262)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, August 7, 1958
Light Blue
Coming On The Hudson
Rhythm-A-Ning
Epistrophy (theme)
Blue Monk
Evidence
Epistrophy (theme)
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1190; Original Jazz Classics OJC 103, OJCCD 103-2.
** part of Milestone M 47043.

Thelonious Monk - Thelonious In Action  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 103-2)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same personnel
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, July 9, 1958
Blues Five Spot
In Walked Bud / Epistrophy (theme)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 12-262 + 3 bonus tracks.

Thelonious Monk - Misterioso  (Riverside RLP 12-279)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same personnel
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, August 7, 1958
Nutty
Blues Five Spot
Let's Cool One
In Walked Bud
Misterioso
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1133; Original Jazz Classics OJC 206, OJCCD 206-2.
** part of Milestone M 47043.

Thelonious Monk - Misterioso  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 206-2)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same personnel
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, July 9, 1958
'Round Midnight
Evidence
** reissue of Riverside RLP 12-279 + 2 bonus tracks.

Philly Joe Jones - Blues For Dracula  (Riverside RLP 12-282)

Nat Adderley (cornet) Julian Priester (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums, narrator)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 17, 1958
Blues For Dracula
Trick Street
Fiesta
Tune Up
Ow!
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 230, OJCCD 230-2.

Chet Baker In New York  (Riverside RLP 12-281)

Chet Baker (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, September, 1958
Fair Weather
Hotel 49
Blue Thoughts
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1119; Original Jazz Classics OJC 207, OJCCD 207-2. Jazzland JLP 88, JLP 988 entitled "Polka Dots And Moonbeams".

Nat Adderley - Branching Out  (Riverside RLP 12-285)

Nat Adderley (cornet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Gene Harris (piano) Andrew Simpkins (bass) Bill Dowdy (drums)
NYC, September, 1958
Sister Caroline
Well, You Needn't
Branching Out
I Never Knew
Warm Blue Stream
** also issued on Riverside RS 9285; Original Jazz Classics OJC 255, OJCCD 255-2.

Ahmed Abdul-Malik - Jazz Sahara  (Riverside RLP 12-287)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Naim Karacand (violin) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass, oud) Al Harewood (drums) Mike Hemway (darabeka) Bilal Abdurrahman (duf) Jack Ghanaim (kannon)
NYC, October, 1958
Ya, Annas (Oh, People)
Isma'a (Listen)
El Harris (Anxious)
Farah' Alaiyamna (Joy Up Us)
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1121; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1820-2.

Randy Weston's Music - Little Niles  (United Artists UAL 4011)

Ray Copeland (trumpet -1/5,7) Idrees Sulieman (trumpet -6) Melba Liston (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) George Joyner (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, October, 1958
1.Earth Birth
2.Little Susan
3.Nice Ice
4.Little Niles
5.Pam's Waltz
6.Babe's Blues
7.Let's Climb A Hill
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5011.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA598-H2.

Machito With Flute To Boot  (Roulette R 52026)

Mario Bauza (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Herbie Mann (flute) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Leslie Livrament (baritone saxophone) Rene Hernandez (piano, percussion) Machito (leader) and others
NYC, 1958
Brazilian Soft Shoe
Love Chant
Afro Jazziac
Ring A Levio
Afternoon Death
To Birdland And Hurry
Calypso John
The African Flute
Bacao
Carabunta
The Davis Cup
Answer Me
** also issued on Roulette SR 52026.

1959

Ahmed Abdul-Malik - East Meets West  (RCA Victor LPM 2015)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jerome Richardson (flute) Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Naim Karacand (violin) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass, oud) Al Harewood (drums) Bilal Abdurrahman, Mike Hamway (darabeka) Ahmed Yetman (kannon)
NYC, March 16, 1959
K2PB1844La Ikbey (Don't Cry)
K2PB1845Isma's (Listen)
K2PB1846E-Lail (The Night)
omit Morgan
NYC, March 31, 1959
K2PB1847Takseem (Solo)
K2PB1848Searchin'
K2PB1849Rooh (Soul)
K2PB1850Makawara (Fugue)
K2PB1851El Ghada
** also issued on RCA Victor LSP 2015.

Ira Sullivan - Blue Stroll  (Delmark DL-402)

Ira Sullivan (trumpet, alto,tenor,baritone saxophone, peck horn) Johnny Griffin (alto,tenor,baritone saxophone) Jodie Christian (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Wilbur Campbell (drums)
Chicago, IL, July 26, 1959
Wilbur's Tune
Bluzinbee

Johnny Griffin - The Little Giant  (Riverside RLP 12-304)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -2/6) Julian Priester (trombone -2/6) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano -2/6) Sam Jones (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
NYC, August 4 & 5, 1959
1.Lonely One
2.Olive Refractions
3.The Message
4.63rd Street Theme
5.Playmates
6.Venus And The Moon
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1149; Jazzland JLP 93, JLP 993; Original Jazz Classics OJC 136, OJCCD 136-2.

1960

Bud Powell - Bud In Paris  (Xanadu 102)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano)
Paris, France, February 14, 1960
Idaho
Perdido

Mel Rhyne - Organ-Izing  (Jazzland JLP 16)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Gene Harris (piano) Mel Rhyne (organ) Andrew Simpkins (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
NYC, March 31, 1960
Blue Farouq
Shoo Shoo Baby
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Barefoot Sunday Blues
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 916; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1055-2.

Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band  (Riverside RLP 331)

Bob Bryant (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn, trumpet) Matthew Gee, Julian Priester (trombone) Pat Patrick (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (baritone saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Norman Simmons (arranger)
NYC, May 24, 1960
Wade In The Water
Panic Room Blues
Deep River
Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Victor Sproles (bass) replaces Patrick, Cranshaw
NYC, May 31, 1960
Holla
Jubilation
So Tired
Bobby Timmons (piano, celeste) replaces Mabern
NYC, June 3, 1960
Meditation
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1179, RS 9331; Original Jazz Classics OJC 485, OJCCD 485-2. Riverside RLP 479, RS 9479 entitled "Wade In The Water".

Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 485-2)

Bob Bryant (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn, trumpet) Matthew Gee, Julian Priester (trombone) Pat Patrick (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (baritone saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Norman Simmons (arranger): Pat Patrick (alto saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) replaces Strozier, Timmons, Sproles
NYC, May 24, 1960
Wade In The Water (alt. take)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 331 + 1 bonus track.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Battle Stations  (Prestige PRLP 7282)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Norman Simmons (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 2, 1960
2429Pull My Coat
2430What's Happening
2431Abundance
243263rd Street Theme
2433Hey Jim!
2434If Had You
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1085-2.

Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party  (Riverside RLP 338)

Dave Burns (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Norman Simmons (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Babs Gonzales (announcer)
live in NYC, September 27, 1960
Party Time
Good Bait
There Will Never Be Another You
Toe-Tappin'
You've Changed
Low Gravy
** also issued on Riverside RS 9338; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1902-2.

Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Tough Tenors  (Jazzland JLP 31)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, November 4 & 10, 1960
Funky Fluke
Tickle Toe
Save Your Love For Me
Twins
Soft Winds
Imagination
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 931; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1094-2.

Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Griff And Lock  (Jazzland JLP 42)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same session
NYC, November 4 & 10, 1960
The Last Train From Overbrook
Hey, Lock!
Midnight At Minton's
Second Balcony Jump
I'll Remember April
Good Bait
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 942; Original Jazz Classics OJC 264.
** part of Milestone MCD 47084-2.

Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pisces  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1104-2)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Buddy Catlett (bass) Arthur Taylor (drums)
early 1960s
Pisces
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
Willow Weep For Me
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
What Is There To Say
She's Funny That Way
Yesterdays
Sophisticated Lady
Willow Weep For Me (alt. take)
She's Funny That Way (alt. take)
Sophisticated Lady (alt. take)
What Is There To Say (alt. take)

1961

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - The First Set  (Prestige PRLP 7309)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, 1st set, January 6, 1961
Billie's Bounce
Epistrophy
Well, You Needn't

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - The Tenor Scene  (Prestige PRLP 7191)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, breakfast set, January 6, 1961
Light And Lovely
Straight, No Chaser
Woody'n You
Bingo Domingo
I'll Remember April
** also issued on Prestige PR 7407 entitled "Live! The Breakfast Show". Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 940-2.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Late Show  (Prestige PR 7357)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, late set, January 6, 1961
Dee Dee's Dance
Billie's Bounce
Epistrophy

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Midnight Show  (Prestige PR 7330)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, midnight set, January 6, 1961
In Walked Bud
Land Of Dreams
Bean-O
Robbins' Nest
Our Delight
Theme

Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Lookin' At Monk!  (Jazzland JLP 39)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone -1/5) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, February 7, 1961
1.Rhythm-A-Ning
2.In Walked Bud
3.Epistrophy
4.Stickball (I Mean You)
5.Well, You Needn't
6.'Round Midnight
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 939; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1911-2.

Johnny Griffin - Change Of Pace  (Riverside RLP 368)

Julius Watkins (French horn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Larry Gales, Bill Lee (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, February 7, 1961
Soft And Furry
In The Still Of The Night
Same To You
As We All Know
same personnel
NYC, February 16, 1961
The Last Of The Fat Pants
Connie's Bounce
Situation
Nocturne
Why Not
** also issued on Riverside RS 9368; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1922-2.

Johnny Griffin - Soft And Furry / Guns Of Navarone  (Riverside R 4506)

Julius Watkins (French horn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Larry Gales, Bill Lee (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
NYC, February 7, 1961
Guns Of Navarone

Bennie Green - Glidin' Along  (Jazzland JLP 43)

Bennie Green (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, March 9, 1961
Expoobidence
Sweet Sucker
Stardust
Gildin' Along
Larry Gales (bass) replaces Chambers
NYC, March 22, 1961
Green's Scene
African Dream
Milkshake
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 943; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1869-2.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Blues Up And Down  (Jazzland JLP 60)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Lloyd Mayers (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, June 5, 1961
Blues Up And Down
Nice And Easy
Walkin'
Leapin' On Lenox
Layin' On Mellow
same personnel
NYC, August 17, 1961
Camp Meeting
Oh, Gee
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 960.
** part of Milestone MCD 47084-2.

Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass - White Gardenia  (Riverside RLP 387)

Clark Terry (flugelhorn, trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green (trombone) Ray Alonge (French horn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Alfred Brown, Harry Lookofsky, David Schwartz (violin) Charles McCracken, Lucient Schmit (cello) Jimmy Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, July 13, 1961
No More
Gloomy Sunday
Don't Explain
Nat Adderley (cornet) Ernie Royal (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn, trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green (trombone) Ray Alonge (French horn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Alfred Brown, Harry Lookofsky, David Schwartz (violin) Maurice Bialkin, Lucient Schmit, Ray Schweitzer, Edgardo Sodero (cello) Barry Harris (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, July 14, 1961
That Old Devil Called Love
Detour Ahead
Travelin' Light
Nat Adderley (cornet) Ernie Royal (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn, trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green (trombone) Ray Alonge (French horn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Alfred Brown, Harry Lookofsky, David Schwartz (violin) Abe Kessler, Peter Makas, Charles McCracken (cello) Jimmy Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, July 17, 1961
White Gardenia
God Bless The Child
Good Morning, Heartache
Left Alone
** also issued on Riverside RS 9387; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1877-2.
** part of Milestone M 47014.

Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home  (Riverside RLP 411)

Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) James Moody (alto saxophone, flute) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Arthur Clarke (baritone saxophone) Joe Zawinul (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Eddie Jefferson (vocals)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 18, 1961
Letter From Home
Things Are Getting Better
I Feel So Good
Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) Eddie Jefferson (vocals)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962
Billie's Bounce (take 4)
Soft And Furry
Keep Walkin' (take 4)
Bless My Soul
Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) James Moody (alto saxophone, flute) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Arthur Clarke (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Eddie Jefferson (vocals)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 8, 1962
Take The "A" Train
Back In Town
A Night In Tunisia
** also issued on Riverside RS 9411; Original Jazz Classics OJC 307, OJCCD 307-2.

Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 307-2)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) Eddie Jefferson (vocals)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962
Billie's Bounce (take 3)
Keep Walkin' (take 1)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 411 + 2 bonus tracks.

Johnny Griffin - The Kerry Dancers  (Riverside RLP 420)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, December 21, 1961
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
Oh, Now I See
Hush-A-Bye
same personnel
NYC, January 5, 1962
25 1/2 Daze
Green Glow The Rushes
Ballad For Monsieur
same personnel
NYC, January 29, 1962
The Kerry Dancers
The Londonderry Air
** also issued on Riverside RS 9420; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1952-2.

1962

Johnny Lytle - Nice And Easy  (Jazzland JLP 67)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Johnny Lytle (vibraphone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1962
But Not For Me
Soul Time
That's All
322-Wow!
Coroner's Blues
Nice And Easy
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 967; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1013-2.

Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Tough Tenor Favorites  (Jazzland JLP 76)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Buddy Catlett (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, February 5, 1962
Bahia
Blue Lou
How Am I To Know
Ow!
I Wished On The Moon
Tin Tin Deo
From This Moment On
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 976; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1861-2.

Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch  (Riverside RLP 419)

Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Jerry Dodgion, Leo Wright (alto saxophone, flute) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone) Bill Evans (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger, conductor)
NYC, February 27, 1962
Our Delight
Bevan's Birthday
Dial "B" For Beauty
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Ron Carter (bass) replaces Wilder, Duvivier
NYC, March 9, 1962
On A Misty Night
Fontainebleau
Swift As The Wind
Clark Terry (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone) Bill Evans (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) Barbara Winfield (vocals -2,4) Tadd Dameron (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 16, 1962
1.Just Plain Talkin'
2.If You Could See Me Now
3.Look Stop And Liston
4.You're A Joy
** also issued on Riverside RS 9419; Original Jazz Classics OJC 143, OJCCD 143-2.

Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 143-2)

Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Jerry Dodgion, Leo Wright (alto saxophone, flute) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone) Bill Evans (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger, conductor)
NYC, February 27, 1962
Our Delight (alt. take)
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Ron Carter (bass) replaces Wilder, Duvivier
NYC, March 9, 1962
On A Misty Night (alt. take)
omit Mitchell, Shavers, Woodman, Watkins, Wright
NYC, April 16, 1962
Just Plain Talkin' (alt. take)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 419 + 3 bonus tracks.

Wes Montgomery - Full House  (Riverside RLP 434)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
"Tsubo", Berkeley, CA, June 25, 1962
Full House
Blue 'N' Boogie (take 2)
Cariba (take 2)
Come Rain Or Come Shine (take 2)
S.O.S. (take 3)
** also issued on Riverside RS 9434; Original Jazz Classics OJC 106, OJCCD 106-2.
** part of Milestone M 47040.

Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings  (Riverside 12RCD 4408-2)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums): same session
"Tsubo", Berkeley, CA, June 25, 1962
Blue 'N' Boogie (take 1)
Blue 'N' Boogie (take 2) (re-edited version)
Cariba (take 1)

The Alternative Wes Montgomery  (Milestone M 47065)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums): same session
"Tsubo", Berkeley, CA, June 25, 1962
Come Rain Or Come Shine (take 1)
S.O.S. (take 2)
** also issued on Milestone MCD 47065-2.

Johnny Griffin - Grab This!  (Riverside RLP 437)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Paul Bryant (organ) Joe Pass (guitar) Jimmy Bond (bass) Doug Sides (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1962
Grab This!
63rd Street Theme
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Offering Time
These Foolish Things
Cherry Float
** also issued on Riverside RS 9437; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1941-2.

Sunday Afternoon With Babs Gonzales  (Dauntless DM 4311)

Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Buddy Catlett (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
NYC, 1962
Introduction / Satin Doll
Oop-Pop-A-Da
Let Moody Mood Pour Amour
Integration
Be-Bop Santa Claus
Dem Jive New York People
'Round Midnight
Keep An Ugly Woman
St. Louis Blues

Expubident World Of Babs Gonzales  (Expubident EXP 008)

Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Buddy Catlett (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals): same session
NYC, 1962
Cool Cooking
** also issued on Chiaroscuro CR 2032.

1963

Johnny Griffin/Matthew Gee - Soul Groove  (Atlantic LP 1431)

Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) "Big" John Patton (organ) Aaron Bell (bass, tuba) Art Taylor (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas, bongos)
NYC, May 14, 1963
7000Oh, Gee
7001Renee
7002Twist City
Hank Jones (piano, organ) replaces Patton
NYC, May 16, 1963
7011Here
7012Poor Butterfly
7013The Swingers Get The Blues Too
7014At Sundown
7015Mood For The Cryin'
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1431.

Various Artists - Jazz Jamboree 63, Vol. 2  (Polskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0193)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Ruud Jacobs (bass) Robert Joseph (drums)
"Jazz Jamboree 1963", Warsaw, Poland, October 26, 1963
Sophisticated Lady
Rhythm-A-Ning
Wim Overgaauw (guitar) replaces Jacobs
"Jazz Jamboree 1963", Warsaw, Poland, October 27, 1963
Body And Soul
Lover Man

Various Artists - Jazz Jamboree 63, Vol. 1  (Polskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0192)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Ruud Jacobs (bass) Robert Joseph (drums)
"Jazz Jamboree 1963", Warsaw, Poland, October 27, 1963
Cherokee

Johnny Griffin - Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me  (Riverside RLP 462)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Buddy Montgomery (vibraphone, piano) Monk Montgomery (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, 1963
That's All
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Slow Burn
Wonder Why
Heads Up
** also issued on Riverside RS 9462; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1908-2.

1964

Johnny Griffin - Night Lady  (Philips (G) 840 447 PY)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone, arranger) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, February 13, 1964
2-35491Scrabble
2-35492Summertime
2-35493Old Stuff
2-35494Night Lady
2-35495Little Man You've Had A Busy Day
2-35496All The Things You Are
** also issued on EmArcy MGE 26001, SRE 66001.

Various Artists - NDR Jazz Workshop  (Atlantic (Eu) ATL 60073)

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin (trombone) Johnny Scott (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet) Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, Rolf Kuhn (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Ingfried Hoffman (organ) Pierre Cavalli (guitar) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Egil Johansen (drums)
NDR Studio 10, Hamburg, West Germany, April 26, 1964
Waltz Of The Five Cats

Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1964  (Philips 48095)

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin (trombone) Johnny Scott (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet) Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, Rolf Kuhn (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Ingfried Hoffman (organ) Pierre Cavalli (guitar) Egil Johansen (drums) Hans Gertberg (producer): Hans Gertberg (producer) replaces Orsted Pedersen
"Ruhr Festival Of Art And Music", Recklinghausen, West Germany, June 26, 1964
35497Knoedel-Walzer
35498Blazy Bones Revisited
35499Concerto For Benjamin And Jonathan
36500Waltz Of The Jive Cats
36501Hip-Hit
36502Revelation
36503Conversation
36504The Jamf's Are Coming
** also issued on EmArcy MGE 26002, SRE 66002 entitled "International Jazz Workshop".

Bud Powell - Hot House  (Fontana (F) 683 903 ZL)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Guy Hayat (bass) Jacques Gervais (drums)
"Hotel-Restaurant La Belle Escale", Edenville, France, August 8-14, 1964
Straight, No Chaser
Wee
Hot House
** also issued on Fontana (F) 883 903 ZY. Black Lion (G) BLCD 760121 entitled "Salt Peanuts".

Bud Powell In Europe  (Duke (It) D 1012)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Guy Hayat (bass) Jacques Gervais (drums): same session
"Hotel-Restaurant La Belle Escale", Edenville, France, August 8-14, 1964
Body And Soul
Wee Dot (Blues)

Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 8 - Holidays In Edenville, 64  (Mythic Sound MS 6008-1)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Guy Hayat (bass) Jacques Gervais (drums): same session
"Hotel-Restaurant La Belle Escale", Edenville, France, August 8-14, 1964
Talking / Hot House
Body And Soul
** also issued on Mythic Sound MS 6008-2.

1965

Wes Montgomery - Solitude  (BYG (J) YX-4016/17)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Arthur Harper (bass) Jimmy Lovelace (drums)
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, March 27, 1965
'Round Midnight
** also issued on BYG (G) 6623 952 entitled "The Paris Session".

Wes Montgomery - Live In Paris 1965  (Esoldun (F) FC 108)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Arthur Harper (bass) Jimmy Lovelace (drums): same session
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, March 27, 1965
Full House
Blue 'N' Boogie
West Coast Blues

Wes Montgomery - Live In Europe  (Philology (It) W 97.2)

Hans Koller (alto saxophone -1/3,5) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone -1/3,5) Ronnie Ross (baritone saxophone -1/3,5) Martial Solal (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Michel Gaudry (bass) Ronnie Stephenson (drums)
broadcast, NDR Studio 10, Hamburg, West Germany, April 30, 1965
1.Blue Grass
2.Glass Of Cool Wine
3.The Leopard Walks
4.Blue Monk
5.West Coast Blues

Various Artists - Americans In Europe, Vol. 2  (Green Line (It) VID JAZZ 39)

Hans Koller (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Ross (baritone saxophone) Martial Solal (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Michel Gaudry (bass) Ronnie Stephenson (drums)
television broadcast, Hamburg, West Germany, April, 1965
West Coast Blues

Pierre Michelot - Four Seasons In Jazz: Round About A Bass  (Philips (F) P 70306 L)

Roger Guerin, Yvan Julien (trumpet) Dominique Chanson, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Jean-Louis Chautemps (baritone saxophone) Fats Sadi (vibraphone, percussion) Raymond Fol (piano, celeste) Pierre Cullaz (guitar) Jimmy Woode (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Pierre Michelot (leader)
Paris, France, July 9-15, 1965
Concert: Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

1967

Johnny Griffin - The Man I Love  (Polydor (E) 583 734)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 30 & 31, 1967
The Man I Love
Hush-A-Bye
Blues For Harvey
The Masquerade Is Over
Sophisticated Lady
Wee

Johnny Griffin - You Leave Me Breathless  (Black Lion (E) BLP 30134)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Albert Heath (drums): same session
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 30 & 31, 1967
Rhythm-A-Ning
Old Folks
Wee
You Leave Me Breathless
Leave Me Alone Blues

Johnny Griffin - A Night In Tunisia  (Trio (J) PA-9737)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Albert Heath (drums): same session
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 30 & 31, 1967
All The Things You Are
A Night In Tunisia
Edacity Like You
Indiana
Rhythm-A-Ning

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Sax No End  (Saba/MPS (G) 15138)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Shake Keane, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Karl Drewo, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Francy Boland (piano, arranger) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Fats Sadi (bongos)
Cologne, West Germany, June 18, 1967
New Box
Sax No End
Griff's Groove
Lockjaw Blues
The Turk
Milkshake
Peter's Waltz
Griff' N' Jaws
** also issued on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 644, 21 20644-0. Prestige PR 7634 entitled "Fire, Soul, Heat And Guts".

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Out Of The Folk Bag  (Columbia (G) SMC 74323)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Shake Keane, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Torolf Molgaard, Nat Peck (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Karl Drewo, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Fats Sadi (percussion, vibraphone)
Cologne, West Germany, July 31, 1967
Nice Bunch
Greensleeves
Funiculi Funicula
Night In Warsaw
I Don't Want Nothin'
The Turk
Here The Good Wind Comes
Return
Dear Old Stockholm

Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke Big Band - Open Door  (Muse MR 5056)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Tony Coe, Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums): Dusko Gojkovic (trumpet) Ake Persson (trombone) Tony Coe (alto saxophone) Kenny Clare (drums) replaces Keane, Molgaard, Drewo, Sadi
Prague, Czechoslovakia, August, 1967
New Box
A Rosa Negra
Duas Rosas
Milkshake
Open Door
Dia Blues
Total Blues

Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)  (Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
live in Stockholm, Sweden, October 11, 1967
Epistrophy
Evidence
same personnel
live in Mainz, West Germany, November, 1967
I Mean You (rehearsal and performance)
** also issued on Columbia/Legacy CK 45358.

Thelonious Monk - On Tour In Europe  (Affinity (E) AFFD 192)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn -3) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
live in Rotterdam, Holland or Berlin, West Germany, October 28 or November 4, 1967
1.Oska T
2.Evidence
3.Blue Monk

Thelonious Monk Quartet And Octet In Europe  (Unique Jazz UJ 12)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
"De Doelen", Rotterdam, Holland, October 28, 1967
Blue Monk
Hackensack

Thelonious Monk Nonet Live In Paris 1967  (Esoldun (F) FC 113)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, November 3, 1967
Ruby, My Dear
Wee See
Epistrophy
Oska T
Evidence
Blue Monk
Epistrophy

Thelonious Monk - In Europe  (Heart Note (Swd) HN 003)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn -2) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
live in Berlin, West Germany, November 4, 1967
1.Evidence
2.Blue Monk

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - 17 Men And Their Music  (Campi (It) SJG 12004)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Shake Keane, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Don Menza, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums) Fats Sadi (percussion)
Cologne, West Germany, November-December, 1967
Resurrection
Woody Nightshade
New Eye
Mauve
The 18th Man
Klook's Report
Presoneske
Hopeless
Shihab Humble & Co.
You Dig It
The Griffin
Kenny And Kenny

Johnny Griffin - Body And Soul  (Moon (It) MLP 004-1)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Lou Bennet (organ) Andre Condouant (guitar) Joe Nay (drums)
Paris, France, 1967
Body And Soul
Leave Me Alone Blues
The Man I Love
** also issued on Moon (It) MCD 004-2.

1968 (age 40)

Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation  (Joker (J) UPS 2058 KR)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone -3) Hampton Hawes (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
live in Rome, Italy, January 25, 1968
1.Body And Soul
2.All The Things You Are
3.Blues Up And Down
** also issued on Lotus (It) LOP 14.082 entitled "Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon". Ninety-One Jazz Vintage (J) CRCJ 10010 entitled "Johnny Griffin And Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation: Ninety-One Jazz Vintage Series".

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - All Smiles  (MPS (G) 15214)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Sonny Gray, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Dave Pike (vibraphone) Francy Boland (piano, arranger) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, May 13 & 14, 1968
Let's Face The Music And Dance
I'm All Smiles
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
I'm Glad There Is You
Get Out Of Town
By Strauss
When Your Lover Has Gone
Gloria
Sweet And Lovely
High School Cadets
** also issued on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 686, 21 29686-5. Prestige PR 7699 entitled "Let's Face The Music".

Various Artists - 9. Mednarodni International Jazz Festival, Ljubljana '68  (Helidon (Yu) 08-001)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"9th International Jazz Festival", "Tivoli Concert Hall", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, June 8, 1968
Little Man You've Had A Busy Day

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Faces  (MPS (G) 15218)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Fats Sadi (vibraphone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, June 28 & 29, 1968
Vortographs
Solarisation
Panchromatic
Mcrographic
** also issued on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 689, 21 29689-1.

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - More  (Campi (It) SJG 12006)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Fats Sadi (vibraphone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums): same personnel
Rome, Italy, July 17, 1968
Seven Golden Man
Je M'en Fous
Your Smile
Questi Vent'anni Miei
Psserella Di 8 2/1
Rome Nun Fa'la Stupida Stasera
More
Canto D'amore
Voglio Bene Al Mond
La Hora De La Verdad
Saxsology

Johnny Griffin - Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz  (Vogue (G) LDVS 17164)

Benny Bailey (trumpet, flugelhorn) Ake Persson (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, August 27, 1968
Foot Patting
Please Send Me Someone To Love
The Turk's Bolero
Deep Eight
A Handful Of Soul
The Jamfs Are Coming
Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Latin Kaleidoscope  (MPS (G) 15213)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Milo Pavlovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble, Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Francy Boland (piano) Jean Warland, Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Kenny Clare, Albert Heath, Tony Inzalaco, Shake Keane, "Sabu" Martinez (percussion) Manny Albam (arranger)
Cologne, West Germany, August 28 & 29, 1968
Latin Kaleidoscope: Un Graso De Areia / Duas Rosas / A Rosa Negra / Uma Fita De Tres Cores / Ollilos Negros / Ramo De Flores
Cuban Fever: Fiebre Cuban / Mambo De Las Brujas / Strano Sueno / Cara Bruja / Crepusculo Y Aurora
** also issued on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 685, 21 29685-7; Prestige PR 7760.

Gitte Haenning/Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Out Of The World  (VeraBra Records (G) veraBra No. 20)

Benny Bailey, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) John Surman (baritone,soprano saxophone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums) Gitte Haenning (vocals)
Cologne, West Germany, September 4 & 5, 1968
My Kinda World
A Sack Of Dreams
A World Without Love
Go To Hell
Imagination
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Out Of The World
Marriage Is For Old Folks
I Love The Life I Live
November Girl

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Fellini 712  (MPS (G) 15220)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Francy Boland (piano) Jean Warland (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, December 2 & 3, 1968
1st Movement: Villa Radieuse
2nd Movement: Tween Dusk And Dawn In Via Urbana
3rd Movement: Rosati At Popolo Square
** also issued on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 691, 21 29691-1.

1969

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Volcano  (Saba/MPS (G) 15076)

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Eric Van Lier (bass trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Sahib Shihab (alto,soprano saxophone, flute) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Francy Boland (piano, vibraphone) Ron Mathewson (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums)
London, England, February 11, 1969
Box 703
Griff's Groove
Volcano
Love Which To No Loved One Permits Excuse For Loving
Now Hear My Meanin'
And Then Wee Issued Out Again Too See The Stars

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Rue Chaptal  (Polydor (G) 583 055)

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Eric Van Lier (bass trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Sahib Shihab (alto,soprano saxophone, flute) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Francy Boland (piano, vibraphone) Ron Mathewson (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums): same session
London, England, February 11, 1969
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Felini 712
The Girl And The Turk
Kenny And Kenny
Rue Chaptal
I Don't Want Nothin'
Sax No End

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - All Blues  (MPS (G) 15288)

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Eric Van Lier (bass trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass -1/4) Jean Warland (bass -5,6) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, May 27, 1969
1.The Jamfs Are Coming
2.At Ronnie's All Blues
3.1st Movement: Open Door
4.2nd Movement: Dia-Bleu
5.The Wildman
6.3rd Movement: Total Blues
** also issued on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 747, 21 20747-0.

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - More Smiles  (MPS (G) 15287)

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Eric Van Lier (bass trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Sahib Shihab (alto,soprano saxophone, flute) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Francy Boland (piano, vibraphone) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, May 28, 1969
Johnny One Note
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Bei Mir War Es Immer So Scho
My Favorite Things
Just In Time
All Through The Night
November Girl
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Love For Sale
** also issued on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 746, 21 20746-2.

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - At Her Majesty's Pleasure...  (Polydor (Eu) 2460 131)

Benny Bailey, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins (trumpet) Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble (alto saxophone) Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone,alto saxophone, flute) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (drums): Van Lier plays (trombone) Shihab plays (baritone,alto saxophone, flute) Boland plays (piano). Derek Watkins (trumpet) replaces Fisher
Cologne, West Germany, September 5, 1969
Pentonville
Wormwood Scrubs
Doing Time
Broadmoor
Holloway
Reprieve
Going Straight

Francy Boland And Kenny Clarke Famous Orchestra  (Supraphon (Czech) SUA 15988)

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Roger Guerin, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Ake Persson (trombone) Derek Humble, Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Billy Mitchell, Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone) Francy Boland (piano, arranger) Kenny Clarke (drums) and others
Warsaw, Poland, fall 1969
Tarantas Drive
Old Stuff
Sunday At Ten
Sabbath Message
Funiculi-Funicula
Greensleeves
I Don't Want Nothing
The Good Wind Is Here
The Turk
Nights In Warsaw

1970

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Tough Tenors Again 'N' Again  (MPS (G) 15283)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Munich, West Germany, April 24, 1970
Again 'N' Again
Tin Tin Deo
If I Had You
Jim Dawg
We Were One
Girl
** also issued on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 742, 21 20742-0; Pausa PR 7063.

1971

Dizzy Gillespie - Johnny Griffin Quintet - Summertime  (Jazz Birdie's Of Paradise Best.-Nr. J-Bop 046)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone -6) Vince Benedetti (piano) Alby Cullaz (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
ORTF, live in Chateauvallon, France, August 29, 1971
1.Soft And Furry
2.Night In Tunisia
3.Summertime
4.I'll Remember April
5.What's New
6.Stella By Starlight

1972

Vaclav Zahradnik - Euro Jazz  (Supraphon (Czech) CZ 1151370)

Miloslav Bures, Jiri Isera, Jaroslav Lautner, Dizzy Reece (trumpet) Yan Hyncia, Erich Kleinschuster, Zdenek Pulec, Lumir Zrucky (trombone) Slide Hampton (trombone, arranger) Viadena Bouchalova, Emanuel Hrdina (French horn) Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Mihaly Raduly (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Ross (baritone saxophone) Karel Velebny (vibraphone) Vince Benedetti (piano) Rudolf Dasek (guitar) Klaus Koch (bass) Billy Brooks (drums) Vaclav Zahradnik (arranger, conductor)
Prague, Czechoslovakia, October 18-20, 1972
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Body And Soul
'Round Midnight
Hello Tony
Yesterday
When The Saints Go Marching In

1973

Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant  (America (F) 30 AM 6133)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Humberto Canto (congas)
Paris, France, April 13, 1973
Fiesta
Mo-Jo

Dizzy Gillespie - The Source  (America (F) 30 AM 6135)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Humberto Canto (congas): same session
Paris, France, April 13, 1973
Manteca
Wheatleigh Hall

Various Artists - Big Band RTV Zagreb With American Soloists: Golden Hours  (Jugoton (Yu) LSY 68095)

Stanko Brichta, Marijan Domic, Ante Dropuljic, Ladislav Fidry, Stipica Kalodjera, Franjo Karlovic (trumpet) Hrvoje Brajer, Jurica Cukac, Marko Ivanovic, Ico Keleman, Ante Opasic, Vladimir Susic (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Miroslav Sedak Bencic, Ozren Depolo, Boris Franciskovic, Bojan Hohnjec, Maks Johan, Marijan Scukanec (saxophones) Bosko Petrovic (vibraphone) Zlatko Dvorzak, Davor Kajfes (piano) Stipica Kalodjera (keyboards) Damir Dicic (guitar) Kresimir Rameta (bass) Silvije Glojnaric, Petar Petej (drums) Miljenko Prohaska (conductor)
Yugoslavia, May 26, 1973
Anabella

Johnny Griffin - Blues For Harvey  (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1004)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Johnny Vinding (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, July 4, 1973
That Party Upstairs
same personnel
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, July 5, 1973
Alone Again
Soft And Furry
Blues For Harvey
Rhythm-A-Ning / Theme
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31004.

Johnny Griffin - Blues For Harvey  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31004)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Johnny Vinding (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, July 5, 1973
Sound Track Blues
The Theme
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS 1004 + 2 bonus tracks.

Klaus Doldinger - Doldinger Jubilee Concert  (Atlantic (Eu) ATL 50070)

Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kristian Schultze (piano, synthesizer, electric piano, mellotron) Brian Auger (organ -1/3) Volker Kriegel (guitar) Alexis Korner (guitar -2,3) Wolfgang Schmid (bass) Curt Cress (drums) Pete York (drums, percussion -2,3)
"Doldinger Jubilee Concert", Dusseldorf, West Germany, October 16, 1973
1.Handmade
2.Rockport
3.Lemuria's Dance
4.Schirokko

1974

Johnny Griffin - Live At Music Inn  (Horo (It) HLL 101-10)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Franco D'Andrea (piano) Giovanni Tommaso (bass) Bruno Biriaco (drums)
"Music Inn", Rome, Italy, April 7, 1974
Music Inn Blues
For The Love Of
Always Forever
Keep Going

Various Artists - Jacs Anthology  (Horo (It) HLL 101-17)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Franco D'Andrea (piano) Giovanni Tommaso (bass) Bruno Biriaco (drums): same session
"Music Inn", Rome, Italy, April 7, 1974
The Pasta Parade

1975

The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975  (Pablo 2310-749)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 16, 1975
Lover Come Back To Me
What's New
Cherokee
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 739-2.

Various Artists - The Montreux Collection 1975  (Pablo 2625-707)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Mickey Roker (drums): same session
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 16, 1975
I'll Remember April
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Count Basie (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 19, 1975
Collection Blues

Count Basie Jam Session At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975  (Pablo 2310-750)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Count Basie (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Louis Bellson (drums): same session
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 19, 1975
Billie's Bounce
Festival Blues
Lester Leaps In
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 933-2.

Roy Eldridge - Decidedly  (Pablo PACD 5314-2)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Ray Bryant (piano) Joe Pass (guitar) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Antibes, France, July 20, 1975
Bee's Bloos
Lover Man
Undecided
Hackensack

Passport - Doldinger Jubilee '75  (Atlantic SD 18162)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Klaus Doldinger (tenor,soprano saxophone, synthesizer) Les McCann (electric piano) Kristian Schultze (electric piano, organ) Philip Catherine (guitar) Buddy Guy, Wolfgang Schmid (electric bass) Curt Cress (drums) Pete York (drums, percussion)
"Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall", Hamburg, West Germany, August 28 & 29, 1975
31527Compared To What
31528Albatros Song
31529Abracadabra
31530Jadoo
31531Ready For Takeoff
31532Angel Wings

Johnny Griffin - All The Things You Are  (Timeless (Du) SJP 121)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Rein DeGraaff (piano) Henk Haverhoek (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Wilhelmshaven, December, 1975
Wee
All The Things You Are
Koos Serierse (bass) replaces Haverhoek
Wilhelmshaven, October, 1977
The Jamfs Are Coming
Wee Dot
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 121.

Boy Edgar - Music Was His Mistress  (Hvhaast 022)

Benny Bailey, Ado Broodboom, Eddie Engels, Leo Goudriaan, Dizzy Reece, Karel Roberti (trumpet) Jon English, Slide Hampton, Frans Van Luyn, Frank Rosolino, Oscar Slembroek, Jiggs Wigham (trombone) Wim Brieffies, Rudi Brink, Wim Ter Bruggen, Tinus Bruin, Johnny Griffin, Giji Hendriks, Freddie Van Ingen, Fred Leeflang, Ferdinand Povel, Toon Van Vliet, Harvey Wainapel (saxophones) Boy Edgar (piano) Bert Van Duynhoven, Arjen Gorter, Leo Goudriaan, Jack Layton (bass) Martin Van Duynhoven, John Engels, Art Taylor (drums) Gerrie Van Der Klei (vocals)
Hilversum, Holland, 1975
In A Sentimental Mood
The One And Only Duke
I Got It Bad
In My Solitude
T.G.T.T.
Come Sunday
Ready Go
Music Was His Mistress I
This Love
Interlude
In A Waltzy Mood
A Blues
Try Out
Music Was His Mistress II

1976

Peter Herbolzheimer - Jazz Gala Concert  (Atlantic SD 1693)

Nat Adderley (cornet -9) Rick Kiefer, Ron Simmonds, Derek Watkins (trumpet) Art Farmer, Ack Van Rooyen (trumpet, flugelhorn) Otto Bredl, Slide Hampton, Albert Mangelsdorff, Jiggs Whigham (trombone) Peter Herbolzheimer (trombone, arranger, conductor) Herb Geller, Ferdinand Povel (alto saxophone) Wilton Gaynair, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone -6) James Towsey (baritone saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone, arranger -2,3) Jean "Toots" Thielemans (harmonica -4) Wolfgang Dauner (keyboards) Volker Kriegel (guitar) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Alex Riel (drums, percussion) Grady Tate (drums, vocals) Nippy Noya (percussion) Quincy Jones (arranger)
"Jazz Gala Concert", Hannover & Wiesbaden, West Germany, January 18 & 23, 1976
1. 32485Blues In My Shoes
2. 32486Song For Strayhorn
3. 32487Festive Minor
4. 32488Brown Ballad
5. 32489Moondance
6. 32490Times Lie
7. 32491Gentle Mood
8. 32492The Up And Down Man
9. 32493Jive Samba
10. 32494Work Song

Johnny Griffin - Live In Tolyo  (Philips (J) RJ 7160)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Mads Vinding (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Tokyo, Japan, April 23, 1976
All The Things You Are
When We Were One
Wee

Johnny Griffin - The Little Giant Revisited  (Philips (J) RJ 7405)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Mads Vinding (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
Tokyo, Japan, April 23, 1976
The Man I Love
Soft And Furry

1977

Various Artists - Jazz Gala 77  (Telefunken (N) 6 28438 DT)

Benny Bailey, Palle Mikkelborg, Ron Simmons, Lew Soloff (trumpet) Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals) Ack Van Rooyen (flugelhorn) Otto Bredl, Peter Herbolzheimer, Erich Kleinschuster, Albert Mangelsdorff, Frank Rosolino, Jiggs Wigham (trombone) Johnny Griffin, Ferdinand Povel (tenor saxophone) James Towsey (baritone saxophone) Gary Burton (vibraphone) Benny Aronov (piano) Rob Franken (electric piano, synthesizer) Volker Kriegel (guitar) Bo Stief (bass) Alex Riel (drums) Nippy Noya (percussion)
"Jazz Gala Concert", Dusseldorf, West Germany, January 28, 1977
Filibuster
Like Someone In Love
Butterfly
Manteca
Nica's Dream
The Healer
Don't Speak Now
Tee Pee Time
Mumbles
Wheeler's Choice
Hypnotic Pig Nose
Ant Stepped On An Elephant's Toe
Supraconductivity
Sideways
Corean Chic
Spanish Flavor
N Eocho
Hip Walk

1978 (age 50)

Rolf Ericson/Johnny Griffin - Sincerely Ours  (Four Leaf Clover FLC 5027)

Rolf Ericson (trumpet, flugelhorn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Fritz Pauer (piano) Lucas Lindholm (bass) Ronnie Stephenson (drums)
Berlin, West Germany, May 27 & 28, 1978
Double Digit
Fragrance
Oblivion
Taboo
Sweet And Handsome
Korn Blues

Various Artists - Jazz Na Koncertnom Podiju, Vol. 3  (Jugoton (Yu) LSY 61464)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Rein DeGraaff (piano) Peter Frei (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"Ljubljana Jazz Festival", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, June 16, 1978
Autumn Leaves

Nat Adderley - A Little New York Midtown Music  (Galaxy GXY 5120)

Nat Adderley (cornet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Victor Feldman (piano, electric piano) Ron Carter (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 18 & 19, 1978
Fortune's Child
A Little New York Midtown Music
Sunshine Sammy
Yeehaw Junction
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Whipitup
Saguaro
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1008-2.

Dexter Gordon - Great Encounters  (Columbia JC 35978)

Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) George Cables (piano) Rufus Reid (bass) Eddie Gladden (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 23, 1978
Blues Up And Down
Cheese Cake

Johnny Griffin - Return Of The Griffin  (Galaxy GXY 5117)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Keith Copeland (drums)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, October 17, 1978
Autumn Leaves
When We Were One
Monk's Dream
The Way It Is
Fifty-Six
I Should Care
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1882-2.

Johnny Griffin - Bush Dance  (Galaxy GXY 5126)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Albert Heath (drums) Kenneth Nash (percussion)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, October 18 & 19, 1978
A Night In Tunisia
Bush Dance
The Jamfs Are Coming
Since I Fell For You
Knucklebean

Various Artists - Ballads By Four  (Galaxy GXY 5133)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Stanley Cowell (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 1, 1978
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (take 2)
** also issued on Galaxy GCD 95003-2 entitled "Ballads By Five".

Various Artists - Ballads By Five  (Galaxy GCD 95003-2)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Stanley Cowell (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same session
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 1, 1978
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (take 1)
** reissue of Galaxy GXY 5133 entitled "Ballads By Four" + 3 bonus tracks.

Various Artists - Five Birds And A Monk  (Galaxy GXY 5134)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Stanley Cowell (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same session
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 1, 1978
Billie's Bounce (take 2)
** also issued on Galaxy GCD 95002-2 entitled "Birds And Monks".

Various Artists - Birds And Monks  (Galaxy GCD 95002-2)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Stanley Cowell (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same session
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 1, 1978
Billie's Bounce (take 1)
** reissue of Galaxy GXY 5134 entitled "Five Birds And A Monk" + 5 bonus tracks.

1979

Johnny Griffin - NYC Underground  (Galaxy GXY 5132)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ron Mathews (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
NYC, July 6 & 7, 1979
Yours Is My Heart Alone
A Few Words From Johnny Griffin
Alone Again
Let Me Touch It
Sophisticated Lady
Rhythm-A-Ning

Johnny Griffin - To The Ladies  (Galaxy GXY 5139)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ron Mathews (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums): same personnel
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, November 27 & 28, 1979
Miriam
Susanita
Jean Marie
Soft And Furry, Part 1
Soft And Furry, Part 2
Soft And Furry, Part 3
Honey Bucket

Rita Reys - That Old Feeling  (Columbia 83981)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pim Jacobs (piano) Ruud Jacobs (bass) Peter Ypma (drums) Rita Reys (vocals)
NYC, 1979
Too Marvelous For Words
Fly Me To The Moon
Poor Butterfly
My Foolish Heart
Mr. Wonderful
That Old Feeling
Over The Rainbow
Remember
Everything Happens To Me
Isn't It Romantic
The Touch Of Your Lips

1980

Ray Brown - Summerwind  (Jeton 1003312)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Monty Alexander (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Martin Drew (drums)
Ludwigsburg, West Germany, April, 1980
Blues For Groundhog
Sophisticated Lady / Rocks In My Bed
S'posin'
Put Your Little Foot Right Out
Consider
Swamp Fire
Happy Talk
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Accopong
Summerwind
Griff And Me
Delaunay's Dilemma

1981

Johnny Griffin - Meeting  (Jeton 6006603)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Monty Alexander (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Martin Drew (drums)
Ludwigsburg, West Germany, 1981
Woogie Boogie
Hard Times
Street Life

1983

Philly Joe Jones Dameronia - Look, Stop And Listen  (Uptown UP 27.15)

Virgil Jones (trumpet) Don Sickler (trumpet -2) Benny Powell (trombone) Frank Wess (alto saxophone, flute) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (tenor saxophone, flute) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Larry Ridley (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1983
1.Look, Stop And Listen
2.If You Could See Me Now
3.Killer Joe
4.Theme Of No Repeat
** also issued on Uptown UPCD 27.59.

Philly Joe Jones Dameronia - Look, Stop And Listen  (Uptown UPCD 27.59)

Virgil Jones (trumpet) Don Sickler (trumpet -1) Benny Powell (trombone) Frank Wess (alto saxophone, flute) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (tenor saxophone, flute) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Larry Ridley (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1983
1.If You Could See Me Now (1st take)
2.Look, Stop And Listen (1st take)
** reissue of Uptown UP 27.15 + 2 bonus tracks.

Johnny Griffin - Callitwhachawanna  (Galaxy GXY 5146)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Curtis Lundy (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, July 25 & 26, 1983
I Mean You
Lover Man
Callitwhachawanna
A Waltz With Sweetie
Jabbo's Revenge

Daniel Humair - Surrounded 1964-1987  (Mediartis P970 MU229)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Maurice Vander (piano) Henri Texier (bass) Daniel Humair (drums)
RocheJagu, August 19, 1983
Wee

Jimmy Smith - Keep On Comin'  (Elektra/Musician E1-60301)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ, piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Mike Baker (drums)
"Atlanta Free Jazz Festival", Atlanta, GA, September 3, 1983
Keep On Comin'
Be Yourself
No Problem
Piano Solo Medley: Summertime / Yesterdays
Callitwhachawanna

1984

Johnny Griffin - Live Jazzbuhne Berlin '84  (Amiga (G) DDR 856089)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Harry Pickens (piano) Curtis Lundy (bass) Kenneth Washington (drums)
Jazzbuhne, Berlin, West Germany, June 17, 1984
Callitwhachawanna
Sophisticated Lady
I Mean You / Wee

Various Artists - That's The Way, I Feel Now: Tribute To Thelonious Monk  (A&M SP-6600)

Mike Mantler (trumpet) Vincent Chancey (flugelhorn) Gary Valente (trombone) Bob Stewart (tuba) Steve Sagle (alto,baritone saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kirkland (piano) Hiram Bullock (guitar) Steve Swallow (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) Manolo Badrena (percussion) Hal Willner (voice)
1984
Misterioso

1985

Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Vol. 3  (Blue Note BT 85115)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Town Hall", NYC, February 22, 1985
Moanin'
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46149 2.

Paris Reunion Band - French Cooking  (Gazell (Swd) GJ 1002)

Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw (trumpet) Slide Hampton (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Nathan Davis (tenor,soprano saxophone, flute) Kenny Drew (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Billy Brooks (drums)
Sonet Studios, Stockholm, Sweden, July 3, 1985
Klook's Theme
Sweet Love Of Mine
The Burner
Waltz
Callitwhachawanna
** also issued on Sonet (E) SNTF 945.

1986

Deborah Brown - Euroboppin'  (Alfa Jazz (J) 32R2-25)

Benny Bailey (trumpet, flugelhorn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Hein Van De Geyn (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums) Deborah Brown (vocals)
Continental, September, 1986
Donna Lee
In A Mellow Tone
Spring Fever
Dexterity
Arrival
Half Nelson
Norma
Silver Blues
Meditation
Here's That Rainy Day
Marmaduke
My Foolish Heart
Quiet Now

1987

Johnny Griffin - Have You Met...Barcelona  (Orange Blue (F) OB 002 CD)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ben Sidran (piano, vocals) Jimmy Woode (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Clementine (vocals -14)
Barcelona, October 28 & 29, 1987
1.Good Food
2.Can't We Talk It Over
3.Lullaby In Rhythm
4.Get To The Point
5.Have You Heard The News
6.Old Folks
7.Have You Met Miss Jones
8.Little Sherry
9.New York State Of Mind
10.Try (The Way It Was)
11.Straight, No Chaser
12.My Wife
13.Lately
14.Girl Talk

Clementine - Continent Blue  (Orange Blue (F) OB 004 CD)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Patrice Galas (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Clementine (vocals)
Barcelona, October 29 & 30, 1987
Giant Steps
Continent Blue
Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Patrice Galas (piano, electric piano, synthesizer) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Bobby Durham (drums) Freddy Citadelle (percussion -8) Clementine (vocals)
Paris, France, December 13 & 14, 1987
1.Un Apres-Midi A Paris (Afternoon In Paris)
2.Easy Living
3.Line For Lyons
4.Night Lights
5.Don't Be Blue
6.All Blues
7.Lady Wants To Know
8.Otra Vez

1988 (age 60)

Johnny Griffin - Take My Hand  (Who's Who In Jazz WCD 21036)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Michael Weiss (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)
RTV Studios, Davie, FL, May 4, 1988
Isfahan
Take My Hand
All Through The Night
Coming On The Hudson
Woe Is Me
same personnel
RTV Studios, Davie, FL, May 5, 1988
Hush-A-Bye
Out Of This World
If I Should Lose You

1989

Various Artists - Birdology: Live At The TBB Jazz Festival, Vol. 1  (Verve (F) 841 132-2)

Don Sickler (trumpet, leader) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Theatre De Boulogne-Billancourt", Boulogne, France, June 7, 1989
Bird Lives
Yardbird Suite
Parker's Mood
Chasin' The Bird
Big Foot
Donna Lee

Various Artists - Birdology: Live At The TBB Jazz Festival, Vol. 2  (Verve (F) 841 133-2)

Don Sickler (trumpet, leader) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same session
"Theatre De Boulogne-Billancourt", Boulogne, France, June 7, 1989
Shaw 'Nuff
Billie's Bounce
Relaxin' At Camarillo
Don't Blame Me
Scrapple From The Apple
Dewey Square
Big Foot (2nd version)

Big Band De Lausanne - A Monk's Dream  (Plainisphare (Swi) PL 1267-49)

William Holden, Matthieu Michel, Jean-Michel Pelichet, Raoul Schmassmann, Serge Wintsch (trumpet) Nestor Beney, Vincent Lachat, Bernard Trinchan (trombone) Jean-Pierre Beltrami (bass trombone) Michael Weber (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute) Yvan Ischer (alto,soprano saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Chorinne Juillerat, Claude Montandon (tenor saxophone) Frederic Lette (baritone saxophone) Fancois Butted, Thierry Lang, Veronique Piller (piano) Antoine Ogray (bass) Jean-Philippe Larpin, Marcel Papanx (drums)
Geneva, Switzerland, December 4-6, 1989
The Jamps Are Comin'
Sweet And Slow
Fifty-Six
Isfahan
Rock Skippin' (At The Blue Note)
Sister
Monk's Dream
Moon Light

Viktor Lazlo - Hot And Cool  (Polydor 837 921-1)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Richard Galliano (accordion) Philippe Decock (piano) Michel Hatzigeorgiou (bass) Viktor Lazlo (vocals)
Paris, France, 1989
Quiet Now

Viktor Lazlo - Club Desert  (Polydor (J) POOP 20226)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Richard Galliano (accordion) Philippe Decock (piano) Michel Hatzigeorgiou (bass) Viktor Lazlo (vocals): same session
Paris, France, 1989
Solo (Club Desert)

1990

Johnny Griffin - The Cat  (Antilles 422 848 421-2)

Curtis Fuller (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Steve Nelson (vibraphone) Michael Weiss (piano, arranger) Dennis Irwin (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)
BMG Studios, NYC, October 26, 1990
The Cat
What Do You Do
The Count
Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Michael Weiss (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)
BMG Studios, NYC, October 28 & 30, 1990
Wistful
Chicago Calling
Woe Is Me
63rd Street Theme
Hot Sake
Waltz For Ma

1992

Johnny Griffin - Dance Of Passion  (Antilles 314 512 604-2)

Steve Turre (trombone -1/3,5/7) John Clark (French horn -1/3,5/7) Dave Bargeron (tuba -1/3,5/7) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Michael Weiss (piano, arranger) Peter Washington (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)
BMG Studios, NYC, April 29 & 30, 1992
1.From Here To There
2.Dance Of Passion
3.Make Up Your Mind
4.The Way It Is
5.Take My Hand
6.You've Never Been There
7.Dawn
8.All Through The Night

1993

Roy Hargrove Quintet With The Tenors Of Our Time  (Verve 314 523 019-2)

Roy Hargrove (trumpet, flugelhorn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ron Blake (tenor,soprano saxophone) Cyrus Chestnut (piano) Rodney Whitaker (bass) Gregory Hutchinson (drums)
Teatro Mancinelli, Orvieto, Italy, December 28, 1993
When We Were One
Greens At The Chicken Shack

1994

Johnny Griffin - Chicago, New York, Paris  (Verve 314 527 367-2)

Roy Hargrove (trumpet -1) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Peter Martin (piano) Rodney Whitaker (bass) Gregory Hutchinson (drums)
RPM Sound Studios, NYC, December 4 & 5, 1994
1.The Jamfs Are Coming
2.To Love
3.Not Yet
Roy Hargrove (trumpet -4, flugelhorn -6) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Barron (piano) Christian McBride (bass) Victor Lewis (drums)
1.Do It
2.Hush-A-Bye
3.You Must Believe In Spring
4.Without A Song
5.Leave Me Alone
6.My Romance

1996

Johnny Griffin And The Great Danes  (Stunt (D) STUCD 02012)

Johnny Griffin, Jesper Thilo (tenor saxophone) Thomas Clausen (piano) Mads Vinding (bass) Alex Riel (drums)
July 17, 1996
Just Friends
All The Things You Are
When We Were One
Blues Up And Down
Body And Soul
Rhythm-A-Ning

1998 (age 70)

Phil Woods - The Rev And I  (Blue Note 7243 4 94100 2 2)

Phil Woods (alto saxophone, electric piano -1, alto saxophone -2/9) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Bill Goodwin (percussion -1)
Red Rock Studios, Saylorsburg, PA, January 10 & 11, 1998
1.The Rev And I
2.We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together
3.Hand In Glove
4.All Too Soon
5.Red Top
6.I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking
7.Loose Change
8.Dutch Morning
9.Before I Left

2000

Johnny Griffin And Steve Grossman Quintet  (Dreyfus Jazz (F) FDM 36615-2)

Johnny Griffin, Steve Grossman (tenor saxophone) Michael Weiss (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Alvin Queen (drums)
Studio Ferber, Paris, France, May 28, 29 & 30, 2000
Take The D Train
Waltzswing
Don't Say Goodbye (Just Leave)
Nica's Tempo
Power Station
Little Pugie
You've Never Been There
This Time The Dream's On Me
Taurus People