Johnny Griffin Discography

1945 (age 17)

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

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, SlideDecca 18754; MCA (F) 510.063; Coral (G) COPS 7186
L4009Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-BopDecca 18754, DL 4296; MCA (F) 510.063; Coral (G) COPS 7186
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* Coral (G) COPS 7186   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 4: 1945-1946
* Decca DL 4296, DL 74296   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Golden Favorites
* Decca 18754   Lionel Hampton - Slide, Hamp, Slide / Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop

1946

Bing Crosby With Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

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 WoogieDecca 23843; Coral (G) COPS 7186
73288-AOn The Sunny Side Of The Street-
* Coral (G) COPS 7186   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 4: 1945-1946
* Decca 23843   Bing Crosby - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie / On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

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): omit Crosby
NYC, January 29, 1946
73324Rockin' In Rhythm, Part 1Decca 24415; MCA (F) 510.063; Coral (G) COPS 7186; Decca DL 4296
73325Rockin' In Rhythm, Part 2-
73326Gay NotesCoral (G) COPS 7186
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* Coral (G) COPS 7186   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 4: 1945-1946
* Decca DL 4296, DL 74296   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Golden Favorites
* Decca 24415   Lionel Hampton - Rockin' In Rhythm, Part 1&2

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

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 IdeaMCA Coral (G) 6.22116
73333Air Mail Special, Part 1Decca 18880, DL 4296; MCA (F) 510.063, Coral (G) 6.22116
73334Air Mail Special, Part 2-
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5: 1946
* Decca DL 4296, DL 74296   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Golden Favorites
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* Decca 18880   Lionel Hampton - Air Mail Special, Part 1&2

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

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 -1,2,4) Curley Hamner (drums -3)
Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 1946
1. L4287PlayboyMCA Coral (G) 6.22116
2. L4288Cobb's Idea-
3. L4289Tempo's BirthdayDecca 23696; MCA (F) 510.063, Coral (G) 6.22116
4. L4290Adam Blew His HatDecca 24015; MCA (F) 510.063, Coral (G) 6.22116
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5: 1946
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* Decca 23696   Lionel Hampton - Tempo's Birthday / The Pencil Broke
* Decca 24015   Lionel Hampton - Adam Blew His Hat / Reminiscing

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

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 BrokeDecca 23696; MCA (F) 510.063, Coral (G) 6.22116
L4298Empty GlassMCA Coral (G) 6.22116
L4299-AHamp's Walkin' BoogieDecca 23839; MCA (F) 510.112, Coral (G) 6.22116
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5: 1946
* MCA (F) 510.112   Lionel Hampton 4 - Seeds Of Swing 1945.1949
* Decca 23696   Lionel Hampton - Tempo's Birthday / The Pencil Broke
* Decca 23839   Lionel Hampton - Ridin' On The L&N / Hamp's Walkin' Boogie

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

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): add Jackie Kelso (clarinet)
Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1946
L4300Don't Let The Landlord Gyp YouDecca 23834; MCA (F) 510.117, Coral (G) 6.22116
L4301-AI'm Mindin' My BusinessDecca 23834; MCA (F) 510.112, Coral (G) 6.22116
L4302Dig Those VibesMCA Coral (G) 6.22180
L4303ReminiscingDecca 24015; MCA (F) 510.112, Coral (G) 6.22180
* MCA (F) 510.117   Lionel Hampton 5 - Swinging Sessions! 1945.1950
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5: 1946
* MCA (F) 510.112   Lionel Hampton 4 - Seeds Of Swing 1945.1949
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22180   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 6: 1946-1947
* Decca 23834   Lionel Hampton - Don't Let The Landlord Gyp You / I'm Mindin' My Business
* Decca 24015   Lionel Hampton - Adam Blew His Hat / Reminiscing

1947

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) and others
WOR Studios, NYC, September 15, 1947
290-1TelegramAladdin unissued
291-1Joe's Boogie-
292-2Johnny's Blues-
293-1Mop Si Bo Sop-
294-2Better Luck Next Time-

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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, FlyManor 1136; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
1-1628Bam-A-Lam-A-BamManor 1128
1-1629Boogie Woogie Joe-
1-1630Wilma's IdeaManor 1157; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
1-1633Joe's Boogie-
1-1634Out Of The NightManor 1136; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Manor 1136   Joe Morris - Fly, Mister, Fly / Out Of The Night
* Manor 1128   Joe Morris - Bam-A-Lam-A-Bam / Boogie Woogie Joe
* Manor 1157   Joe Morris - Wilma's Idea / Joe's Boogie

Tony Mayo And Her Boys From New Orleans

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 BluesPlaza 5501
84How I Feel About YouAtlantic unissued
* Plaza 5501   Tony Mayo - Deep Water Blues / Juke Box Blues

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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'Atlantic 855, 7 81293-1-F; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
86Jump With MeAtlantic 855; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
87Mad MoonAtlantic 859; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
88Easy RiffAtlantic 866
89Joe Meets Griffunissued
90Boppin' On Michigan-
* Atlantic 7 81293-1-F   Various Artists - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 1: 1947-74
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Atlantic 855   Joe Morris - Lowe Groovin' / Jump With Me
* Atlantic 859   Joe Morris - Mad Moon / The Spider
* Atlantic 866   Joe Morris - Easy Riff / The Applejack

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Wilmus Reeves (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Embra Daylie (bass) Leroy Jackson (drums) Phyllis Branch (vocals -2,3)
NYC, December 23, 1947
1. 95Morris'sunissued
2. 96The SpiderAtlantic 859; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
3. 97BottletopAtlantic 878; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
4. 98Through For The Nightunissued
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Atlantic 859   Joe Morris - Mad Moon / The Spider
* Atlantic 878   Joe Morris - Bottletop / Beans And Cornbread

Tony Mayo And Her Boys From New Orleans

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 23, 1947
99TrueAtlantic unissued
100Little Miss Blues-
101He's Just My Kind-
102Juke Box BluesPlaza 5501
* Plaza 5501   Tony Mayo - Deep Water Blues / Juke Box Blues

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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 29, 1947
106Through For The NightAtlantic unissued
107John's Bop (The Spider)Atlantic rejected

Phyllis Branch With Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Wilmus Reeves (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Embra Daylie (bass) Leroy Jackson (drums) Phyllis Branch (vocals)
NYC, December 29, 1947
108TrueAtlantic unissued
109He's Just My Kind-
110What More Can I Ask-

1948 (age 20)

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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
140In The Gloamin'unissued
141Wow! (Ghee)Atlantic 870, LP 8013, (J) P-6191A, 7 81666-1-F; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
142The ApplejackAtlantic 866, 7 81293-1-F; Classics (F) 5057
143Untitledunissued
144Baloreeny Eyes-
145Bass-It-
* Atlantic LP 8013   Various Artists - Dance The Rock And Roll
* Atlantic (J) P-6191A   Various Artists - Rockin' And Jumpin'
* Atlantic 7 81666-1-F   Various Artists - Atlantic Honkers: Rhythm And Blues Sax Anthology
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Atlantic 7 81293-1-F   Various Artists - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 1: 1947-74
* Classics (F) 5057   The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949
* Atlantic 870   Joe Morris - Ghee / Weasel Walk
* Atlantic 866   Joe Morris - Easy Riff / The Applejack

Lucille Little

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) Lucille Little (vocals)
Apex Studios, NYC, December 22, 1948
163I Only Have Eyes For YouAtlantic unissued
164Four Brothers-
165You're Mine, You-

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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
166Weasel WalkAtlantic 870, LP 8013, (J) P-6191A, 7 81666-1-F; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
167Boogie-Woogie MarchAtlantic 885; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
168Chuck-A-Boogie-
169Jax BoogieAtlantic 892; Classics (F) 5057
170B Flat Bluesunissued
* Atlantic LP 8013   Various Artists - Dance The Rock And Roll
* Atlantic (J) P-6191A   Various Artists - Rockin' And Jumpin'
* Atlantic 7 81666-1-F   Various Artists - Atlantic Honkers: Rhythm And Blues Sax Anthology
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Classics (F) 5057   The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949
* Atlantic 870   Joe Morris - Ghee / Weasel Walk
* Atlantic 885   Joe Morris - Boogie-Woogie March / Chuck-A-Boogie
* Atlantic 892   Joe Morris - Jax Boogie / Rhumbop

1949

Wynonie Harris And His All Stars

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-DeeKing 4292
K5718All She Wants To Do Is RockKing 4304, LP 607, LP 1086
K5719I Can't Take It No MoreKing 4342
* King LP 607   Wynonie Harris - Battle Of The Blues
* King LP 1086   Wynonie Harris - Good Rockin' Blues
* King 4292   Wynonie Harris - She Just Won't Tell Me No More / Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
* King 4304   Wynonie Harris - I Want My Fanny Brown / All She Wants To Do Is Rock
* King 4342   Wynonie Harris - I Can't Take It No More / I Like My Baby's Pudding

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) Sticks McGhee (vocals)
Apex Studios, NYC, May 11, 1949
230Beans And CornbreadAtlantic 878; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
231(Transatlantic) Kid Swingsterunissued
233Gee, No. 2-
234Tia Juana (Rhumbop)Atlantic 892; Classics (F) 5057
235Tia Juana, Part 2 (Pot)unissued
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Classics (F) 5057   The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949
* Atlantic 878   Joe Morris - Bottletop / Beans And Cornbread
* Atlantic 892   Joe Morris - Jax Boogie / Rhumbop

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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
75456The Rabbit's Hopunissued
75457Sneaking AroundDecca 48123; Classics (F) 5057
75458Portia's BoogieDecca 48123; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
75459Lowdown BabyDecca 48126; Juke Box Lil (Swd) JB 610; Classics (F) 5057
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Juke Box Lil (Swd) JB 610   Joe Morris - Lowdown Baby
* Classics (F) 5057   The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949
* Decca 48123   Joe Morris - Sneaking Around / Portia's Boogie
* Decca 48126   Joe Morris - Lowdown Baby / Broken Hearted Blues

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris (trumpet) Alfonso King (trombone) Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Bobby Burton (bass) Al Jones (drums)
NYC, November 18, 1949
75520Wig Head Mama BluesDecca 48135; Classics (F) 5057
75521Broken Hearted BluesDecca 48126; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
75522Ooh, Ooh That's GoodDecca 48135; Classics (F) 5057
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Classics (F) 5057   The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949
* Decca 48135   Joe Morris - Wig Head Mama Blues / Ooh, Ooh That's Good
* Decca 48126   Joe Morris - Lowdown Baby / Broken Hearted Blues

1950

Sticks McGhee

Joe Morris (trumpet) Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams (tenor saxophone) Bill McLemore (baritone saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Sticks McGhee (guitar, vocals) Bobby Burton (bass) Sinclair Abbott (drums)
NYC, circa February, 1950
380Sugar Foot RagAtlantic unissued

1951

Arnett Cobb Septet

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 TwoOKeh 6823; Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB 01
CO46836Walkin' HomeOKeh 6823; Epic EG 37315; Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB 01
CO46837Jumpin' The BluesOKeh 6872; Epic EG 37315; Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB 01
CO46838I'm In The Mood For Love-
* Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB 01   Jumpin' The Blues With Arnett Cobb
* Epic EG 37315   Various Artists - OKeh Jazz
* OKeh 6823   Arnett Cobb - Cocktails For Two / Walkin' Home
* OKeh 6872   Arnett Cobb - Jumpin' The Blues / I'm In The Mood For Love

1953

Babs Gonzales

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) unknown (organ) unknown (bongos) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
Chicago, IL or NYC or Paris, France, April 29, 1953
CO51482Flyin' HomeCrazy 1001; OKeh 7036; Epic EG 37315
For Dancers OnlyCrazy 1001; Epic EG 37315
* Epic EG 37315   Various Artists - OKeh Jazz
* OKeh 7036   Johnny Griffin - Flyin' Home / Chicago Riffin'
* Crazy 1001   Babs Gonzales - Flyin' Home / For Dancers Only

1954

Little Johnny Griffin And His Orchestra

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'OKeh 7043, 7036; Epic EG 37315
CO51484'Til We Meet AgainOKeh 7043; Epic EG 37315
* Epic EG 37315   Various Artists - OKeh Jazz
* OKeh 7043   Johnny Griffin - Chicago Riffin' / 'Til We Meet Again
* OKeh 7036   Johnny Griffin - Flyin' Home / Chicago Riffin'

1956

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 17, 1956
tk.2Chicago CallingBlue Note 45-1639, BLP 1533
tk.3Mil Dew-
tk.6The Boy Next DoorBlue Note 45-1640, BLP 1533
tk.8It's All Right With MeBlue Note BLP 1533
tk.10Nice And EasyBlue Note 45-1640, BLP 1533
tk.12The Way You Look TonightBlue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 7 46536 2, (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.13Lover ManBlue Note BLP 1533
tk.14These Foolish Things-
tk.16CherokeeBlue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 7 46536 2, (J) TOCJ-1601
* Blue Note BLP 1533, CDP 7 46536 2   Introducing Johnny Griffin
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks
* Blue Note 45-1639   Johnny Griffin - Chicago Calling / Mil Dew
* Blue Note 45-1640   Johnny Griffin - Nice And Easy / The Boy Next Door

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Buddy Smith (drums)
Chicago, IL, 1956
I Cried For YouArgo LP 624
Satin WrapArgo LP 624; Chess CHV 414
YesterdaysArgo LP 624
Riff-RaffArgo LP 624; Chess CHV 414
Bee-Es-
The Boy Next DoorArgo LP 624
These Foolish Things-
Lollypop-
* Argo LP 624   Johnny Griffin - J.G., Tenor
* Chess CHV 414   Various Artists - 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings: Chicago Boss Tenors

1957

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

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 TreesVik LAK 1103
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-
* Vik LAK 1103   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's...
= RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers + 4

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)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
A Night At Tony's (take 4)RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB, 07863 66661-2
Social Call (take 4)-
* RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition
* RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB   Art Blakey - Theory Of Art

A.K. Salim Octet

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 CloudSavoy MG 12115
SAK70002Dejeuner-
SAK70003Back Talk-
SAK70004D Minor Dipper-
* Savoy MG 12115   Yusef Lateef/A.K. Salim - Stablemates

Johnny Griffin Septet

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.1Smokestack (alt. take)Blue Note 7243 4 99009 2
tk.2SmokestackBlue Note BLP 1559
tk.3The Way You Look Tonight-
tk.4Ball Bearing-
tk.5All The Things You Are-
* Blue Note BLP 1559, CDP 7 81559 2, 7243 4 99009 2   Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session
= Blue Note BN-LA521-H2   Johnny Griffin/John Coltrane/Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

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 WallVik LAX 1115
-Off The Wall (take 5)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
H4JB3339A Night In TunisiaVik LAX 1115
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You-
-Couldn't It Be You (take 3)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
H4JB3341Theory Of ArtVik LAX 1115
H4JB3342Evans-
* Vik LAX 1115   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia
= RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB   Art Blakey - Theory Of Art
* RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition

Clark Terry Quintet

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 LeeRiverside RLP 12-237, RLP 12-267; Jazzland JLP 10; Milestone M 47032
BoardwalkRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 10
DigitsRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 10; Milestone M 47032
BoomerangRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 10
Serenade To A Bus SeatRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 7
StardustRiverside RLP 12-237, RLP 12-244; Jazzland JLP 7; Milestone M 47032
CruisingRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 7; Milestone M 47032
That Old Black MagicRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 7
* Riverside RLP 12-237; Original Jazz Classics OJC 066, OJCCD 066-2   Clark Terry - Serenade To A Bus Seat
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive
* Jazzland JLP 10   Clark Terry/Kenny Dorham - Top Trumpets
* Milestone M 47032   Clark Terry - Cruising
* Jazzland JLP 7   Wynton Kelly/Wilbur Ware/Philly Joe Jones/Paul Chambers - Cruisin' The Rhythm Sections
* Riverside RLP 12-244   Various Artists - Jazz For Lovers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Sabu

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 YouJubilee JLP 1049
Sakeena-
Shorty-
Dawn On The Street-
* Jubilee JLP 1049   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers With Sabu And A Bongo - Cu-Bop

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 14, 1957
2560Blue MonkAtlantic LP 1278, LP 1337, SD 2-316
2561I Mean YouAtlantic LP 1278
4920Blue Monk, Part 1unissued
4921Blue Monk, Part 2-
* Atlantic LP 1278, SD 1278   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Jazz Connection
* Atlantic LP 1337   Various Artists - The Blues In Modern Jazz
* Atlantic SD 2-316   Various Artists - The Jazz Years-25th Anniversary

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, May 15, 1957
2562Rhythm-A-NingAtlantic LP 1278
2563Purple Shades-
2564Evidence-
2565In Walked Bud-
* Atlantic LP 1278, SD 1278   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Jazz Connection

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers / Tommy Gumina

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Bobby Troup (host)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #56. 1957-#30, July 29, 1957
I Mean You (Stick Ball Swing)Calliope CAL 3008, CAL 3036
Blue Monk-
same session
Evidence (Justice)-
* Calliope CAL 3008   Count Basie, Joe Williams And Art Blakey - Sessions, Live
* Calliope CAL 3036   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Sessions, Live

A.K. Salim Octet

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-BinskySavoy MG 12118
-Blu-Binsky (alt. take)Savoy 7567 93006-2
70126R-U 1-2Savoy MG 12118
70127Pretty For The People-
-Pretty For The People (alt. take)Savoy 7567 93006-2
70128Ba-Lu-Ee-DuSavoy MG 12118
70129Shirley Ray-
70130Takin' Care Of Business-
* Savoy MG 12118   A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People
* Savoy 7567 93006-2   A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 9, 1957
Deo-XBethlehem BCP 6023
* Bethlehem BCP 6023   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive
= West Wind (G) WW 065, WW 2065   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 11, 1957
For Minors OnlyBethlehem BCP 6023
6442Right Down FrontBethlehem 11029, BCP 6023
Sweet SakeenaBethlehem BCP 6023
For Miles And Miles-
Krafty-
6443Late SpringBethlehem 11029, BCP 6023
* Bethlehem BCP 6023   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive
= West Wind (G) WW 065, WW 2065   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only
* Bethlehem 11029   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Right Down Front / Late Spring

Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin

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-DaddyRiverside RLP 12-252, RLP 12-267
Desert SandsRiverside RLP 12-252
31st And State-
Lullaby Of The Leaves-
Latin Quarters-
Be-Ware-
* Riverside RLP 12-252; Original Jazz Classics OJC 1737, OJCCD 1737-2   Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin - The Chicago Sound
= Jazzland JLP 12   Johnny Griffin/Wilbur Ware - The Chicago Cookers
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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 OneBlue Note BLP 1580
tk.6I'm Glad There Is You-
tk.10Latin Quarter-
tk.11Main Spring-
tk.12I Remember YouBlue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 7 89383 2, (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.14The CongregationBlue Note BLP 1580
* Blue Note BLP 1580, B1-89383, CDP 7 89383 2   Johnny Griffin - The Congregation
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks

Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin

John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 18, 1957
Body And SoulRiverside RLP 12-252
The Man I Love-
* Riverside RLP 12-252; Original Jazz Classics OJC 1737, OJCCD 1737-2   Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin - The Chicago Sound
= Jazzland JLP 12   Johnny Griffin/Wilbur Ware - The Chicago Cookers

1958 (age 30)

Guitar Slim With Lloyd Lambert And His Orchestra

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 OutAtco 6120
4110 | 57C347If I Had My Life To Live OverAtco 6120, LP 33-103
4111 | 57C348Along About MidnightAtlantic SD 7226
4112 | 57C349My Time Is ExpensiveAtlantic unissued
* Atco LP 33-103   Various Artists - Rockin' Together
* Atlantic SD 7226   Various Artists - Texas Guitar: From Dallas To L.A.
* Atco 6120   Guitar Slim - If I Had My Life To Live Over / When There's No Way Out

Johnny Griffin Sextet

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' TrixRiverside RLP 12-264
2.What's New-
3.Johnny G.G.-
4.Catharsis-
5.Woody'n YouRiverside RLP 12-264, RLP 12-284
* Riverside RLP 12-264; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1827-2   Johnny Griffin Sextet
* Riverside RLP 12-284   Various Artists - Saxophone Revolt

Thelonious Monk Sextet

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 HudsonMilestone M 9124
* Milestone M 9124   Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, February 26 & 27, 1958
Where's Your Overcoat BoyRiverside RLP 12-274
Hot Sausage-
Sunny Monday-
Cherokee-
Terry's Tune-
Little John-
* Riverside RLP 12-274; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1855-2   Johnny Griffin - Way Out!

Blue Mitchell Sextet

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 MarchRiverside RLP 12-273, RM 3505; Milestone M 47055
Big SixRiverside RLP 12-273
There Will Never Be Another YouRiverside RLP 12-273; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6009; Riverside RCD 6021-2
Brother 'BallRiverside RLP 12-273; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6009
JamphRiverside RLP 12-273
Sir John-
Promenade-
* Riverside RLP 12-273; Original Jazz Classics OJC 615, OJCCD 615-2   Blue Mitchell Big 6
* Riverside RM 3505, RS 93505   Various Artists - Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Benny Golson
* Milestone M 47055   Blue Mitchell - A Blue Time
* Original Jazz Classics OJC 6009, OJCCD 6009-2   Blue Mitchell - Blues On My Mind
* Riverside RCD 6021-2   Blue Mitchell - Plays For Lovers

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, July 9, 1958
Blues Five SpotOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 103-2
In Walked Bud / Epistrophy (theme)-
'Round MidnightOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 206-2
Evidence-
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 103-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious In Action
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 206-2   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso

Babs Gonzales And His Orchestra

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 PreacherHope LP 0001
Me Spelled M-E Me (Speedy Gonzales)-
Those Jive-
New Yorkers-
A Night In Tunisia-
Movin' And Groovin'-
Lullaby Of The Doomed-
Le Continental-
* Hope LP 0001   Babs Gonzales - Voila

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, August 7, 1958
Light BlueRiverside R 45421, RLP 12-262
Coming On The Hudson-
Rhythm-A-NingRiverside RLP 12-262
Epistrophy (theme)-
Blue Monk-
Evidence-
Epistrophy (theme)-
NuttyRiverside RLP 12-279
Blues Five Spot-
Let's Cool One-
In Walked BudRiverside RLP 12-279, RLP 483/484
MisteriosoRiverside RLP 12-279
* Riverside RLP 12-262, RLP 1190; Original Jazz Classics OJC 103, OJCCD 103-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious In Action
= Milestone M 47043   Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot
* Riverside RLP 12-279, RLP 1133; Original Jazz Classics OJC 206, OJCCD 206-2   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
= Milestone M 47043   Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside R 45421   Thelonious Monk - Light Blue / Coming On The Hudson

Philly Joe Jones Sextet

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 DraculaRiverside RLP 12-282
Trick Street-
Fiesta-
Tune Up-
Ow!-
* Riverside RLP 12-282; Original Jazz Classics OJC 230, OJCCD 230-2   Philly Joe Jones - Blues For Dracula

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, September, 1958
Fair WeatherRiverside RLP 12-281
Hotel 49-
Blue Thoughts-
* Riverside RLP 12-281, RLP 1119; Original Jazz Classics OJC 207, OJCCD 207-2   Chet Baker In New York
= Jazzland JLP 88, JLP 988   Chet Baker - Polka Dots And Moonbeams

Nat Adderley Quintet

Nat Adderley (cornet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Gene Harris (piano) Andrew Simpkins (bass) Bill Dowdy (drums)
NYC, September, 1958
Sister CarolineRiverside RLP 12-285
Well, You Needn't-
Branching Out-
I Never Knew-
Warm Blue Stream-
* Riverside RLP 12-285, RS 9285; Original Jazz Classics OJC 255, OJCCD 255-2   Nat Adderley - Branching Out

Ahmed Abdul-Malik Septet

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)Riverside RLP 12-287
Isma'a (Listen)-
El Harris (Anxious)-
Farah' Alaiyamna (Joy Up Us)-
* Riverside RLP 12-287, RLP 1121; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1820-2   Ahmed Abdul-Malik - Jazz Sahara

Randy Weston Sextet

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 BirthUnited Artists UAL 4011
2.Little Susan-
3.Nice Ice-
4.Little Niles-
5.Pam's Waltz-
6.Babe's Blues-
7.Let's Climb A Hill-
* United Artists UAL 4011, UAS 5011   Randy Weston's Music - Little Niles
= Blue Note BN-LA598-H2   Randy Weston - Little Niles

Machito Band

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 ShoeRoulette R 52026
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-
* Roulette R 52026, SR 52026   Machito With Flute To Boot

1959

Ahmed Abdul-Malik Orchestra

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)RCA Victor LPM 2015
K2PB1845Isma's (Listen)-
K2PB1846E-Lail (The Night)-
* RCA Victor LPM 2015, LSP 2015   Ahmed Abdul-Malik - East Meets West

Ahmed Abdul-Malik Orchestra

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): omit Morgan
NYC, March 31, 1959
K2PB1847Takseem (Solo)RCA Victor LPM 2015
K2PB1848Searchin'-
K2PB1849Rooh (Soul)-
K2PB1850Makawara (Fugue)-
K2PB1851El Ghada-
* RCA Victor LPM 2015, LSP 2015   Ahmed Abdul-Malik - East Meets West

Ira Sullivan Quintet

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 TuneDelmark DL-402
Bluzinbee-
* Delmark DL-402   Ira Sullivan - Blue Stroll

Johnny Griffin Sextet

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 OneRiverside RLP 12-304
2.Olive Refractions-
3.The Message-
4.63rd Street Theme-
5.Playmates-
6.Venus And The Moon-
* Riverside RLP 12-304, RLP 1149; Jazzland JLP 93, JLP 993; Original Jazz Classics OJC 136, OJCCD 136-2   Johnny Griffin - The Little Giant

1960

Johnny Griffin - Bud Powell Duo

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano)
Paris, France, February 14, 1960
IdahoXanadu 102
Perdido-
* Xanadu 102   Bud Powell - Bud In Paris

Mel Rhyne Sextet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Gene Harris (piano) Mel Rhyne (organ) Andrew Simpkins (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
NYC, March 31, 1960
Blue FarouqJazzland JLP 16
Shoo Shoo Baby-
Things Ain't What They Used To Be-
Barefoot Sunday Blues-
* Jazzland JLP 16, JLP 916; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1055-2   Mel Rhyne - Organ-Izing

Johnny Griffin Orchestra

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 WaterRiverside R 45444, REP 3203, RLP 331
Wade In The Water (alt. take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 485-2
Panic Room BluesRiverside RLP 331
Deep River-
* Riverside RLP 331, RLP 1179, RS 9331; Original Jazz Classics OJC 485, OJCCD 485-2   Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band
= Riverside RLP 479, RS 9479   Johnny Griffin - Wade In The Water
* Riverside REP 3203   Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band
* Riverside R 45444   Johnny Griffin - Wade In The Water / Holla

Johnny Griffin Orchestra

Bob Bryant (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn, trumpet) Matthew Gee, Julian Priester (trombone) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (baritone saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Norman Simmons (arranger): Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Victor Sproles (bass) replaces Patrick, Cranshaw
NYC, May 31, 1960
HollaRiverside R 45444, RLP 331
JubilationRiverside RLP 331
So TiredRiverside REP 3203, RLP 331
* Riverside RLP 331, RLP 1179, RS 9331; Original Jazz Classics OJC 485, OJCCD 485-2   Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band
= Riverside RLP 479, RS 9479   Johnny Griffin - Wade In The Water
* Riverside REP 3203   Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band
* Riverside R 45444   Johnny Griffin - Wade In The Water / Holla

Johnny Griffin Orchestra

Bob Bryant (trumpet) Clark Terry (flugelhorn, trumpet) Matthew Gee, Julian Priester (trombone) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (baritone saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano, celeste) Victor Sproles (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Norman Simmons (arranger): Bobby Timmons (piano, celeste) replaces Mabern
NYC, June 3, 1960
MeditationRiverside RLP 331
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've SeenRiverside REP 3203, RLP 331
* Riverside RLP 331, RLP 1179, RS 9331; Original Jazz Classics OJC 485, OJCCD 485-2   Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band
= Riverside RLP 479, RS 9479   Johnny Griffin - Wade In The Water
* Riverside REP 3203   Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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 CoatPrestige 45-183, PRLP 7282
2430What's HappeningPrestige PRLP 7282
2431Abundance-
243263rd Street Theme-
2433Hey Jim!-
2434If Had You-
* Prestige PRLP 7282; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1085-2   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Battle Stations
* Prestige 45-183   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pull My Coat, Part 1&2

Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party

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 TimeRiverside RLP 338
Good Bait-
There Will Never Be Another You-
Toe-Tappin'-
You've Changed-
Low Gravy-
* Riverside RLP 338, RS 9338; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1902-2   Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, November 4 & 10, 1960
Funky FlukeJazzland J 45703, JLP 31
Tickle ToeJazzland J 45704, JLP 31
Save Your Love For Me-
TwinsJazzland JLP 31, JLP 1001
Soft WindsJazzland JLP 31
Imagination-
The Last Train From OverbrookJazzland JLP 42
Hey, Lock!-
Midnight At Minton's-
Second Balcony Jump-
I'll Remember April-
Good Bait-
* Jazzland JLP 31, JLP 931; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1094-2   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Tough Tenors
* Jazzland JLP 1001   Various Artists - The Stars Of Jazz 1961
* Jazzland JLP 42, JLP 942; Original Jazz Classics OJC 264   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Griff And Lock
= Milestone MCD 47084-2   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Blues Up And Down
* Jazzland J 45703   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Funky Fluke, Part 1&2
* Jazzland J 45704   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Tickle Toe / Save Your Love For Me

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Buddy Catlett (bass) Arthur Taylor (drums)
early 1960s
PiscesOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 1104-2
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)-
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1104-2   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pisces

1961

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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 BouncePrestige PRLP 7309
Epistrophy-
Well, You Needn't-
* Prestige PRLP 7309   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - The First Set

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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 LovelyPrestige PRLP 7191, PR 7357
Straight, No ChaserPrestige PRLP 7191
Woody'n You-
Bingo Domingo-
I'll Remember AprilPrestige PRLP 7191, PRLP 7309
* Prestige PRLP 7191; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 940-2   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - The Tenor Scene
= Prestige PR 7407   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Live! The Breakfast Show
* Prestige PR 7357   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Late Show
* Prestige PRLP 7309   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - The First Set

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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 DancePrestige PR 7357
Billie's Bounce-
Epistrophy-
* Prestige PR 7357   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Late Show

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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 BudPrestige PR 7330
Land Of Dreams-
Bean-O-
Robbins' Nest-
Our Delight-
Theme-
* Prestige PR 7330   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Midnight Show

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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-NingJazzland J 45708, JLP 39
2.In Walked BudJazzland J 45707, JLP 39
3.EpistrophyJazzland JLP 39
4.Stickball (I Mean You)-
5.Well, You Needn't-
6.'Round MidnightJazzland J 45707, JLP 39
* Jazzland JLP 39, JLP 939; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1911-2   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Lookin' At Monk!
* Jazzland J 45708   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Rhythm-A-Ning / Ruby, My Dear
* Jazzland J 45707   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - In Walked Bud / 'Round Midnight

Johnny Griffin Quintet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Larry Gales, Bill Lee (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, February 7, 1961
Soft And FurryRiverside R 4506, RLP 368
In The Still Of The NightRiverside RLP 368
Same To You-
As We All Know-
Guns Of NavaroneRiverside R 4506
* Riverside RLP 368, RS 9368; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1922-2   Johnny Griffin - Change Of Pace
* Riverside R 4506   Johnny Griffin - Soft And Furry / Guns Of Navarone

Johnny Griffin Quintet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Larry Gales, Bill Lee (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
NYC, February 16, 1961
The Last Of The Fat PantsRiverside RLP 368
Connie's Bounce-
Situation-
Nocturne-
Why Not-
* Riverside RLP 368, RS 9368; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1922-2   Johnny Griffin - Change Of Pace

Bennie Green Quintet

Bennie Green (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, March 9, 1961
ExpoobidenceJazzland JLP 43
Sweet Sucker-
Stardust-
Gildin' Along-
* Jazzland JLP 43, JLP 943; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1869-2   Bennie Green - Glidin' Along

Bennie Green Quintet

Bennie Green (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1961
Green's SceneJazzland JLP 43
African Dream-
Milkshake-
* Jazzland JLP 43, JLP 943; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1869-2   Bennie Green - Glidin' Along

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Lloyd Mayers (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, June 5, 1961
Blues Up And DownJazzland JLP 60; Milestone M 47035
Nice And EasyJazzland JLP 60
Walkin'Jazzland JLP 60; Milestone M 47035
Leapin' On LenoxJazzland JLP 60
Layin' On Mellow-
* Jazzland JLP 60, JLP 960; Milestone MCD 47084-2   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Blues Up And Down
* Milestone M 47035   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Toughest Tenors

Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass

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 MoreRiverside RLP 387
Gloomy Sunday-
Don't Explain-
* Riverside RLP 387, RS 9387; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1877-2   Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass - White Gardenia
= Milestone M 47014   Johnny Griffin - Big Soul

Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass

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 LoveRiverside RLP 387
Detour Ahead-
Travelin' Light-
* Riverside RLP 387, RS 9387; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1877-2   Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass - White Gardenia
= Milestone M 47014   Johnny Griffin - Big Soul

Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass

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 GardeniaRiverside R 4514, RLP 387
God Bless The ChildRiverside RLP 387
Good Morning, HeartacheRiverside R 4514, RLP 387
Left AloneRiverside RLP 387
* Riverside RLP 387, RS 9387; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1877-2   Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass - White Gardenia
= Milestone M 47014   Johnny Griffin - Big Soul
* Riverside R 4514   Johnny Griffin - White Gardenia / Good Morning, Heartache

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Lloyd Mayers (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, August 17, 1961
Camp MeetingJazzland J 45717, JLP 60; Milestone M 47035
Oh, GeeJazzland J 45717, JLP 60
* Jazzland JLP 60, JLP 960; Milestone MCD 47084-2   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Blues Up And Down
* Milestone M 47035   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Toughest Tenors
* Jazzland J 45717   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Oh, Gee / Camp Meeting

Eddie Jefferson

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 HomeRiverside RLP 411
Things Are Getting Better-
I Feel So Good-
* Riverside RLP 411, RS 9411; Original Jazz Classics OJC 307, OJCCD 307-2   Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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 HairRiverside RLP 420
Oh, Now I See-
Hush-A-Bye-
* Riverside RLP 420, RS 9420; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1952-2   Johnny Griffin - The Kerry Dancers

1962

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, January 5, 1962
25 1/2 DazeRiverside R 45473, RLP 420
Green Glow The RushesRiverside RLP 420
Ballad For Monsieur-
* Riverside RLP 420, RS 9420; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1952-2   Johnny Griffin - The Kerry Dancers
* Riverside R 45473   Johnny Griffin - 25 1/2 Daze / The Kerry Dancers

Eddie Jefferson

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)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 307-2
Billie's Bounce (take 4)Riverside RLP 411
Soft And Furry-
Keep Walkin' (take 1)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 307-2
Keep Walkin' (take 4)Riverside RLP 411
Bless My Soul-
* Riverside RLP 411, RS 9411; Original Jazz Classics OJC 307, OJCCD 307-2   Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1962
The Kerry DancersRiverside R 45473, RLP 420
The Londonderry AirRiverside RLP 420
* Riverside RLP 420, RS 9420; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1952-2   Johnny Griffin - The Kerry Dancers
* Riverside R 45473   Johnny Griffin - 25 1/2 Daze / The Kerry Dancers

Johnny Lytle Quintet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Johnny Lytle (vibraphone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1962
But Not For MeJazzland JLP 67
Soul TimeJazzland JLP 67; Riverside RM 3512
That's AllJazzland JLP 67
322-Wow!-
Coroner's Blues-
Nice And Easy-
* Jazzland JLP 67, JLP 967; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1013-2   Johnny Lytle - Nice And Easy
* Riverside RM 3512, RS 93512   Various Artists - Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Bobby Timmons

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Buddy Catlett (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, February 5, 1962
BahiaJazzland JLP 76
Blue LouJazzland JLP 76; Milestone M 47035
How Am I To Know-
Ow!Jazzland JLP 76
I Wished On The Moon-
Tin Tin DeoJazzland JLP 76; Milestone M 47035
From This Moment OnJazzland JLP 76
* Jazzland JLP 76, JLP 976; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1861-2   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Tough Tenor Favorites
* Milestone M 47035   Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Toughest Tenors

Eddie Jefferson

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" TrainRiverside RLP 411
Back In Town-
A Night In Tunisia-
* Riverside RLP 411, RS 9411; Original Jazz Classics OJC 307, OJCCD 307-2   Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home

Tadd Dameron Orchestra

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 DelightRiverside RLP 419
Our Delight (alt. take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 143-2
Bevan's BirthdayRiverside RLP 419
Dial "B" For Beauty-
* Riverside RLP 419, RS 9419; Original Jazz Classics OJC 143, OJCCD 143-2   Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch

Tadd Dameron Orchestra

Blue Mitchell, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry (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) Ron Carter (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger, conductor): Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Ron Carter (bass) replaces Wilder, Duvivier
NYC, March 9, 1962
On A Misty NightRiverside R 45474, RLP 419
On A Misty Night (alt. take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 143-2
FontainebleauRiverside RLP 419
Swift As The WindRiverside R 45474, RLP 419
* Riverside RLP 419, RS 9419; Original Jazz Classics OJC 143, OJCCD 143-2   Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch
* Riverside R 45474   Tadd Dameron - On A Misty Night / Swift As The Wind

Tadd Dameron Orchestra

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 -3,5) Tadd Dameron (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 16, 1962
1.Just Plain Talkin'Riverside RLP 419
2.Just Plain Talkin' (alt. take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 143-2
3.If You Could See Me NowRiverside RLP 419
4.Look Stop And Liston-
5.You're A Joy-
* Riverside RLP 419, RS 9419; Original Jazz Classics OJC 143, OJCCD 143-2   Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch

Wes Montgomery Quintet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
"Tsubo", Berkeley, CA, June 25, 1962
Full HouseRiverside RLP 434, 12RCD 4408-2
Blue 'N' Boogie (take 1)Riverside 12RCD 4408-2
Blue 'N' Boogie (take 2)Riverside RLP 434
Blue 'N' Boogie (take 2) (re-edited version)Riverside 12RCD 4408-2
Cariba (take 1)-
Cariba (take 2)Riverside RLP 434, 12RCD 4408-2
Come Rain Or Come Shine (take 1)Milestone M 47065, MCD 47065-2; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 106-2; Riverside 12RCD 4408-2
Come Rain Or Come Shine (take 2)Riverside RLP 434, 12RCD 4408-2
S.O.S. (take 2)Milestone M 47065; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 106-2; Riverside 12RCD 4408-2; Milestone MCD 9298-2
S.O.S. (take 3)Riverside RLP 434, 12RCD 4408-2
* Riverside RLP 434, RS 9434; Original Jazz Classics OJC 106, OJCCD 106-2   Wes Montgomery - Full House
= Milestone M 47040   Wes Montgomery - Movin' Along
* Milestone M 47065   The Alternative Wes Montgomery
* Riverside 12RCD 4408-2   Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
* Milestone MCD 47065-2   The Alternative Wes Montgomery
* Milestone MCD 9298-2   Wes Montgomery - Dangerous

Johnny Griffin Quintet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Paul Bryant (organ) Joe Pass (guitar) Jimmy Bond (bass) Doug Sides (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1962
Grab This!Riverside RLP 437
63rd Street Theme-
Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
Offering Time-
These Foolish Things-
Cherry Float-
* Riverside RLP 437, RS 9437; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1941-2   Johnny Griffin - Grab This!

Babs Gonzales And His Orchestra

Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Buddy Catlett (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
NYC, 1962
Introduction / Satin DollDauntless DM 4311
Oop-Pop-A-DaDauntless DM 4311; Expubident EXP 004
Let Moody Mood Pour Amour-
IntegrationDauntless DM 4311
Be-Bop Santa ClausDauntless DM 4311; Expubident EXP 004
Dem Jive New York PeopleDauntless DM 4311
'Round MidnightDauntless DM 4311; Expubident EXP 004
Keep An Ugly WomanDauntless DM 4311
St. Louis Blues-
Cool CookingExpubident EXP 008
* Dauntless DM 4311   Sunday Afternoon With Babs Gonzales
* Expubident EXP 004   Sunday Afternoon With Babs Gonzales
* Expubident EXP 008; Chiaroscuro CR 2032   Expubident World Of Babs Gonzales

1963

Johnny Griffin - Matthew Gee Sextet

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, GeeAtlantic 5045, LP 1431
7001ReneeAtlantic LP 1431
7002Twist CityAtlantic 5045, LP 1431
* Atlantic LP 1431, SD 1431   Johnny Griffin/Matthew Gee - Soul Groove
* Atlantic 5045   Johnny Griffin/Matthew Gee - Oh, Gee / Twist City

Johnny Griffin - Matthew Gee Sextet

Matthew Gee (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano, organ) Aaron Bell (bass, tuba) Art Taylor (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas, bongos)
NYC, May 16, 1963
7011HereAtlantic LP 1431
7012Poor Butterfly-
7013The Swingers Get The Blues Too-
7014At Sundown-
7015Mood For The Cryin'-
7016Happy Timesunissued
* Atlantic LP 1431, SD 1431   Johnny Griffin/Matthew Gee - Soul Groove

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Ruud Jacobs (bass) Robert Joseph (drums)
"Jazz Jamboree 1963", Warsaw, Poland, October 26, 1963
Sophisticated LadyPolskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0193
Rhythm-A-Ning-
* Polskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0193   Various Artists - Jazz Jamboree 63, Vol. 2

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wim Overgaauw (guitar -2,3) Ruud Jacobs (bass -1) Robert Joseph (drums)
"Jazz Jamboree 1963", Warsaw, Poland, October 27, 1963
1.CherokeePolskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0192
2.Body And SoulPolskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0193
3.Lover Man-
* Polskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0192   Various Artists - Jazz Jamboree 63, Vol. 1
* Polskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0193   Various Artists - Jazz Jamboree 63, Vol. 2

Johnny Griffin - Buddy Montgomery Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Buddy Montgomery (vibraphone, piano) Monk Montgomery (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, 1963
That's AllRiverside RLP 462
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set-
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me-
Slow Burn-
Wonder Why-
Heads Up-
* Riverside RLP 462, RS 9462; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1908-2   Johnny Griffin - Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me

1964

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone, arranger) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, February 13, 1964
2-35491ScrabblePhilips (G) 840 447 PY
2-35492Summertime-
2-35493Old Stuff-
2-35494Night Lady-
2-35495Little Man You've Had A Busy Day-
2-35496All The Things You Are-
* Philips (G) 840 447 PY; EmArcy MGE 26001, SRE 66001   Johnny Griffin - Night Lady

NDR Jazz Workshop

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

International Jazz Workshop

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-WalzerPhilips 48095
35498Blazy Bones Revisited-
35499Concerto For Benjamin And Jonathan-
36500Waltz Of The Jive Cats-
36501Hip-Hit-
36502Revelation-
36503Conversation-
36504The Jamf's Are Coming-
* Philips 48095   Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop: Ruhr Festival 1964
= EmArcy MGE 26002, SRE 66002   Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop

Bud Powell Trio With Johnny Griffin

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 ChaserFontana (F) 683 903 ZL
Wee-
Hot House-
Body And SoulDuke (It) D 1012
Wee Dot (Blues)-
Talking / Hot HouseMythic Sound MS 6008-1
Body And Soul-
* Fontana (F) 683 903 ZL, (F) 883 903 ZY   Bud Powell - Hot House
= Black Lion (G) BLCD 760121   Bud Powell - Salt Peanuts
* Duke (It) D 1012   Bud Powell In Europe
* Mythic Sound MS 6008-1, MS 6008-2   Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 8 - Holidays In Edenville, 64

1965

Wes Montgomery Quintet

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 MidnightBYG (J) YX-4016/17; Affinity (E) AFF 18
Full HouseEsoldun (F) FC 108
Blue 'N' Boogie-
West Coast Blues-
* BYG (J) YX-4016/17   Wes Montgomery - Solitude
= BYG (G) 6623 952   Wes Montgomery - The Paris Session
* Affinity (E) AFF 18   Wes Montgomery - Solitude
* Esoldun (F) FC 108   Wes Montgomery - Live In Paris 1965

Wes Montgomery Octet/Quintet/Quartet

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 GrassPhilology (It) W 97.2
2.Glass Of Cool Wine-
3.The Leopard Walks-
4.Blue Monk-
5.West Coast Blues-
* Philology (It) W 97.2   Wes Montgomery - Live In Europe

Wes Montgomery Octet

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

Pierre Michelot And His Orchestra

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

1967

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 30 & 31, 1967
The Man I LovePolydor (E) 583 734
Hush-A-Bye-
Blues For Harvey-
The Masquerade Is Over-
Sophisticated Lady-
Wee-
same session
Rhythm-A-NingBlack Lion (E) BLP 30134
Old Folks-
Wee-
You Leave Me Breathless-
Leave Me Alone Blues-
same session
All The Things You AreTrio (J) PA-9737
A Night In Tunisia-
Edacity Like You-
Indiana-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
* Polydor (E) 583 734   Johnny Griffin - The Man I Love
* Black Lion (E) BLP 30134   Johnny Griffin - You Leave Me Breathless
* Trio (J) PA-9737   Johnny Griffin - A Night In Tunisia

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 BoxSABA (G) SB 15138
Sax No End-
Griff's Groove-
Lockjaw Blues-
The Turk-
Milkshake-
Peter's Waltz-
Griff' N' Jaws-
* SABA (G) SB 15138; MPS (G) MPS 15138; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 644, 21 20644-0   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Sax No End
= Prestige PR 7634   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Fire, Soul, Heat And Guts

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 BunchColumbia (G) SMC 74323
Greensleeves-
Funiculi Funicula-
Night In Warsaw-
I Don't Want Nothin'-
The Turk-
Here The Good Wind Comes-
Return-
Dear Old Stockholm-
* Columbia (G) SMC 74323   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Out Of The Folk Bag

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 BoxMuse MR 5056
A Rosa Negra-
Duas Rosas-
Milkshake-
Open Door-
Dia Blues-
Total Blues-
* Muse MR 5056   Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke Big Band - Open Door

Thelonious Monk Octet

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
EpistrophyColumbia/Legacy CJ 45358
Evidence-
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Thelonious Monk Nonet

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 MonkUnique Jazz UJ 12
Hackensack-
* Unique Jazz UJ 12   Thelonious Monk Quartet And Octet In Europe

Thelonious Monk Nonet

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 TAffinity (E) AFFD 192
2.Evidence-
3.Blue Monk-
* Affinity (E) AFFD 192   Thelonious Monk - On Tour In Europe

Thelonious Monk Nonet

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)
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, November 3, 1967
Ruby, My DearEsoldun (F) FC 113
Wee See-
Epistrophy-
Oska T-
Evidence-
Blue Monk-
Epistrophy-
* Esoldun (F) FC 113   Thelonious Monk Nonet Live In Paris 1967

Thelonious Monk Octet

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.EvidenceHeart Note (Swd) HN 003
2.Blue Monk-
* Heart Note (Swd) HN 003   Thelonious Monk - In Europe

Thelonious Monk Octet

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 Mainz, West Germany, November, 1967
I Mean You (rehearsal and performance)Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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
ResurrectionCampi (It) SJG 12004
Woody Nightshade-
New Eye-
Mauve-
The 18th Man-
Klook's Report-
Presoneske-
Hopeless-
Shihab Humble & Co.-
You Dig It-
The Griffin-
Kenny And Kenny-
* Campi (It) SJG 12004   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - 17 Men And Their Music

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Lou Bennet (organ) Andre Condouant (guitar) Joe Nay (drums)
Paris, France, 1967
Body And SoulMoon (It) MLP 004-1
Leave Me Alone Blues-
The Man I Love-
* Moon (It) MLP 004-1, MCD 004-2   Johnny Griffin - Body And Soul

1968 (age 40)

Johnny Griffin - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone -1/3) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone -3,4) Hampton Hawes (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
live in Rome, Italy, January 25, 1968
1.Body And SoulJoker (J) UPS 2058 KR
2.All The Things You Are-
3.Blues Up And Down-
4.It's You Or No Oneunissued
* Joker (J) UPS 2058 KR   Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation
= Lotus (It) LOP 14.082   Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon
= Ninety-One Jazz Vintage (J) CRCJ 10010   Johnny Griffin And Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation: Ninety-One Jazz Vintage Series

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 DanceMPS (G) MPS 15214
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-
* MPS (G) MPS 15214; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 686, 21 29686-5   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - All Smiles
= Prestige PR 7699   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Let's Face The Music

Johnny Griffin - Art Taylor Quartet

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

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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
VortographsMPS (G) MPS 15218
Solarisation-
Panchromatic-
Mcrographic-
* MPS (G) MPS 15218; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 689, 21 29689-1   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Faces

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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

Johnny Griffin Octet

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

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 FloresMPS (G) MPS 15213
Cuban Fever: Fiebre Cuban / Mambo De Las Brujas / Strano Sueno / Cara Bruja / Crepusculo Y Aurora-
* MPS (G) MPS 15213; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 685, 21 29685-7; Prestige PR 7760   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Latin Kaleidoscope

Gitte Haenning With Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 RadieuseMPS (G) MPS 15220
2nd Movement: Tween Dusk And Dawn In Via Urbana-
3rd Movement: Rosati At Popolo Square-
* MPS (G) MPS 15220; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 691, 21 29691-1   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Fellini 712

1969

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 703SABA (G) SB 15076
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-
You Stepped Out Of A DreamPolydor (G) 583 055
Felini 712-
The Girl And The Turk-
Kenny And Kenny-
Rue Chaptal-
I Don't Want Nothin'-
Sax No End-
* SABA (G) SB 15076; MPS (G) MPS 15076   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Volcano
* Polydor (G) 583 055   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Rue Chaptal

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 ComingMPS (G) MPS 15288
2.At Ronnie's All Blues-
3.1st Movement: Open Door-
4.2nd Movement: Dia-Bleu-
5.The Wildman-
6.3rd Movement: Total Blues-
* MPS (G) MPS 15288; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 747, 21 20747-0   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - All Blues

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 NoteMPS (G) MPS 15287
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-
* MPS (G) MPS 15287; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 746, 21 20746-2   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - More Smiles

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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
PentonvillePolydor (Eu) 2460 131
Wormwood Scrubs-
Doing Time-
Broadmoor-
Holloway-
Reprieve-
Going Straight-
* Polydor (Eu) 2460 131   Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - At Her Majesty's Pleasure...

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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

1970

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Francy Boland (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Munich, West Germany, April 24, 1970
Again 'N' AgainMPS (G) MPS 15283
Tin Tin Deo-
If I Had You-
Jim Dawg-
We Were One-
Girl-
* MPS (G) MPS 15283; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 742, 21 20742-0; Pausa PR 7063   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin - Tough Tenors Again 'N' Again

1971

Dizzy Gillespie - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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 FurryJazz Birdie's Of Paradise Best.-Nr. J-Bop 046
2.Night In Tunisia-
3.Summertime-
4.I'll Remember April-
5.What's New-
6.Stella By Starlight-
* Jazz Birdie's Of Paradise Best.-Nr. J-Bop 046   Dizzy Gillespie - Johnny Griffin Quintet - Summertime

1972

Charles Mingus Orchestra

Lonnie Hillyer, Eddie Preston, Richard Williams (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Howard Johnson (tuba) Lee Konitz, Charles McPherson, Richie Perry (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin, Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone) Paul Jeffrey (baritone saxophone) John Foster (piano) Sam Herman (guitar) Charles Mingus (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) Honey Gordon (vocals -8,9) and others
"Village Vanguard", NYC, April 17, 1972
1.Us Is Twoprivate tape
2.Ecclusiastics-
3.Jump Monk-
4.Mindreaders Convention In Milano (My Music Emission)-
5.Us Is Two (theme)-
6.Mingus Fingers-
7.Better Git It In Your Soul-
8.Eclipse-
9.Strollin'-

Vaclav Zahradnik Big Band

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 DreamSupraphon (Czech) CZ 1151370
Body And Soul-
'Round Midnight-
Hello Tony-
Yesterday-
When The Saints Go Marching In-
* Supraphon (Czech) CZ 1151370   Vaclav Zahradnik - Euro Jazz

1973

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

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
FiestaAmerica (F) 30 AM 6133; Prestige PR 24047
Mo-Jo-
MantecaAmerica (F) 30 AM 6135; Prestige PR 24047
Wheatleigh Hall-
* America (F) 30 AM 6133   Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant
* Prestige PR 24047   Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant
* America (F) 30 AM 6135   Dizzy Gillespie - The Source

RTV Zagreb Big Band

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

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Johnny Vinding (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, July 4, 1973
That Party UpstairsSteepleChase (D) SCS 1004
* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1004, SCCD 31004   Johnny Griffin - Blues For Harvey

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Johnny Vinding (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same personnel
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, July 5, 1973
Alone AgainSteepleChase (D) SCS 1004
Sound Track BluesSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31004
The Theme-
Soft And FurrySteepleChase (D) SCS 1004
Blues For Harvey-
Rhythm-A-Ning / Theme-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1004, SCCD 31004   Johnny Griffin - Blues For Harvey

Klaus Doldinger Nonet

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.HandmadeAtlantic (Eu) ATL 50070
2.Rockport-
3.Lemuria's Dance-
4.Schirokko-
* Atlantic (Eu) ATL 50070   Klaus Doldinger - Doldinger Jubilee Concert

1974

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Franco D'Andrea (piano) Giovanni Tommaso (bass) Bruno Biriaco (drums)
"Music Inn", Rome, Italy, April 7, 1974
Music Inn BluesHoro (It) HLL 101-10
For The Love Of-
Always Forever-
Keep Going-
The Pasta ParadeHoro (It) HLL 101-17
* Horo (It) HLL 101-10   Johnny Griffin - Live At Music Inn
* Horo (It) HLL 101-17   Various Artists - Jacs Anthology

1975

The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7

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 MePablo 2310-749
What's New-
Cherokee-
I'll Remember AprilPablo 2625-707; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 739-2
* Pablo 2310-749; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 739-2   The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
* Pablo 2625-707   Various Artists - The Montreux Collection 1975

Count Basie Jam

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
Billie's BouncePablo 2310-750
Festival Blues-
Lester Leaps In-
Collection BluesPablo 2625-707
* Pablo 2310-750; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 933-2   Count Basie Jam Session At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
* Pablo 2625-707   Various Artists - The Montreux Collection 1975

Roy Eldridge Septet

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 BloosPablo PACD 5314-2
Lover Man-
Undecided-
Hackensack-
* Pablo PACD 5314-2   Roy Eldridge - Decidedly

Klaus Doldinger Nonet

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 WhatAtlantic SD 18162
31528Albatros Song-
31529Abracadabra-
31530Jadoo-
31531Ready For Takeoff-
31532Angel Wings-
* Atlantic SD 18162   Passport - Doldinger Jubilee '75

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Rein DeGraaff (piano) Henk Haverhoek (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Wilhelmshaven, December, 1975
WeeTimeless (Du) SJP 121
All The Things You Are-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 121, CDSJP 121   Johnny Griffin - All The Things You Are

Boy Edgar Big Band

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 MoodHvhaast 022
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-
* Hvhaast 022   Boy Edgar - Music Was His Mistress

1976

Peter Herbolzheimer And His Big Band

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 ShoesAtlantic SD 1693
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-
* Atlantic SD 1693   Peter Herbolzheimer - Jazz Gala Concert

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Mads Vinding (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Tokyo, Japan, April 23, 1976
All The Things You ArePhilips (J) RJ 7160
When We Were One-
Wee-
The Man I LovePhilips (J) RJ 7405
Soft And Furry-
* Philips (J) RJ 7160   Johnny Griffin - Live In Tolyo
* Philips (J) RJ 7405   Johnny Griffin - The Little Giant Revisited

1977

Peter Herbolzheimer And His Big Band

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

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Rein DeGraaff (piano) Koos Serierse (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Wilhelmshaven, October, 1977
The Jamfs Are ComingTimeless (Du) SJP 121
Wee Dot-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 121, CDSJP 121   Johnny Griffin - All The Things You Are

1978 (age 50)

Rolf Ericson - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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 DigitFour Leaf Clover FLC 5027
Fragrance-
Oblivion-
Taboo-
Sweet And Handsome-
Korn Blues-
* Four Leaf Clover FLC 5027   Rolf Ericson/Johnny Griffin - Sincerely Ours

Johnny Griffin - Art Taylor Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Rein DeGraaff (piano) Peter Frei (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"Ljubljana Jazz Festival", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, June 16, 1978
Autumn LeavesJugoton (Yu) LSY 61464
* Jugoton (Yu) LSY 61464   Various Artists - Jazz Na Koncertnom Podiju, Vol. 3

Nat Adderley Quintet

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 ChildGalaxy GXY 5120
A Little New York Midtown Music-
Sunshine Sammy-
Yeehaw Junction-
Come Rain Or Come Shine-
Whipitup-
Saguaro-
* Galaxy GXY 5120; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1008-2   Nat Adderley - A Little New York Midtown Music

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) George Cables (piano) Rufus Reid (bass) Eddie Gladden (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 23, 1978
Blues Up And DownColumbia JC 35978
Cheese Cake-
* Columbia JC 35978   Dexter Gordon - Great Encounters

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Keith Copeland (drums)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, October 17, 1978
Autumn LeavesGalaxy GXY 5117
When We Were One-
Monk's Dream-
The Way It Is-
Fifty-Six-
I Should Care-
* Galaxy GXY 5117; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1882-2   Johnny Griffin - Return Of The Griffin

Johnny Griffin Sextet

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 TunisiaGalaxy GXY 5126
Bush Dance-
The Jamfs Are Coming-
Since I Fell For You-
Knucklebean-
* Galaxy GXY 5126   Johnny Griffin - Bush Dance

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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)Galaxy GXY 5133
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (take 1)Galaxy GCD 95003-2
Billie's Bounce (take 2)Galaxy GXY 5134
Billie's Bounce (take 1)Galaxy GCD 95002-2
* Galaxy GXY 5133   Various Artists - Ballads By Four
= Galaxy GCD 95003-2   Various Artists - Ballads By Five
* Galaxy GXY 5134   Various Artists - Five Birds And A Monk
= Galaxy GCD 95002-2   Various Artists - Birds And Monks

1979

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ron Mathews (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
NYC, July 6 & 7, 1979
Yours Is My Heart AloneGalaxy GXY 5132
A Few Words From Johnny Griffin-
Alone Again-
Let Me Touch It-
Sophisticated Lady-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
* Galaxy GXY 5132   Johnny Griffin - NYC Underground

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ron Mathews (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums): same personnel
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, November 27 & 28, 1979
MiriamGalaxy GXY 5139
Susanita-
Jean Marie-
Soft And Furry, Part 1-
Soft And Furry, Part 2-
Soft And Furry, Part 3-
Honey Bucket-
* Galaxy GXY 5139   Johnny Griffin - To The Ladies

Rita Reys

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pim Jacobs (piano) Ruud Jacobs (bass) Peter Ypma (drums) Rita Reys (vocals)
NYC, 1979
Too Marvelous For WordsColumbia 83981
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-
* Columbia 83981   Rita Reys - That Old Feeling

1980

Ray Brown Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Monty Alexander (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Martin Drew (drums)
Ludwigsburg, West Germany, April, 1980
Blues For GroundhogJeton 1003312
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-
* Jeton 1003312   Ray Brown - Summerwind

1981

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Monty Alexander (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Martin Drew (drums)
Ludwigsburg, West Germany, 1981
Woogie BoogieJeton 6006603
Hard Times-
Street Life-
* Jeton 6006603   Johnny Griffin - Meeting

1983

Philly Joe Jones Dameronia

Virgil Jones (trumpet) Don Sickler (trumpet -2,5) 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 ListenUptown UP 27.15
2.If You Could See Me Now-
3.Killer Joe-
4.Theme Of No Repeat-
5.If You Could See Me Now (1st take)Uptown UPCD 27.59
6.Look, Stop And Listen (1st take)-
* Uptown UP 27.15, UPCD 27.59   Philly Joe Jones Dameronia - Look, Stop And Listen

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Curtis Lundy (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, July 25 & 26, 1983
I Mean YouGalaxy GXY 5146
Lover Man-
Callitwhachawanna-
A Waltz With Sweetie-
Jabbo's Revenge-
* Galaxy GXY 5146   Johnny Griffin - Callitwhachawanna

Daniel Humair Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Maurice Vander (piano) Henri Texier (bass) Daniel Humair (drums)
RocheJagu, August 19, 1983
WeeMediartis P970 MU229
* Mediartis P970 MU229   Daniel Humair - Surrounded 1964-1987

Jimmy Smith Quartet

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'Elektra/Musician E1-60301
Be Yourself-
No Problem-
Piano Solo Medley: Summertime / Yesterdays-
Callitwhachawanna-
* Elektra/Musician E1-60301   Jimmy Smith - Keep On Comin'

1984

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Harry Pickens (piano) Curtis Lundy (bass) Kenneth Washington (drums)
Jazzbuhne, Berlin, West Germany, June 17, 1984
CallitwhachawannaAmiga (G) DDR 856089
Sophisticated Lady-
I Mean You / Wee-
* Amiga (G) DDR 856089   Johnny Griffin - Live Jazzbuhne Berlin '84

Johnny Griffin Orchestra

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

1985

The All Star Jazz Messengers At One Night With Blue Note

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'Blue Note BT 85115, BTDK 85117
It's Only A Paper Moonrejected
* Blue Note BT 85115, CDP 7 46149 2   Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BTDK 85117   Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Preserved

Paris Reunion Band

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 ThemeGazell (Swd) GJ 1002
Sweet Love Of Mine-
The Burner-
Waltz-
Callitwhachawanna-
* Gazell (Swd) GJ 1002; Sonet (E) SNTF 945   Paris Reunion Band - French Cooking

1986

Deborah Brown

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

1987

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Ben Sidran (piano, vocals) Jimmy Woode (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Clementine (vocals -14)
Barcelona, October 28 & 29, 1987
1.Good FoodOrange Blue (F) OB 002 CD
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-
* Orange Blue (F) OB 002 CD   Johnny Griffin - Have You Met...Barcelona

Clementine

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Patrice Galas (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Clementine (vocals)
Barcelona, October 29 & 30, 1987
Giant StepsOrange Blue (F) OB 004 CD
Continent Blue-
* Orange Blue (F) OB 004 CD   Clementine - Continent Blue

Clementine

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

1988 (age 60)

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Michael Weiss (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)
RTV Studios, Davie, FL, May 4, 1988
IsfahanWho's Who In Jazz WCD 21036
Take My Hand-
All Through The Night-
Coming On The Hudson-
Woe Is Me-
* Who's Who In Jazz WCD 21036   Johnny Griffin - Take My Hand

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Michael Weiss (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Kenny Washington (drums): same personnel
RTV Studios, Davie, FL, May 5, 1988
Hush-A-ByeWho's Who In Jazz WCD 21036
Out Of This World-
If I Should Lose You-
* Who's Who In Jazz WCD 21036   Johnny Griffin - Take My Hand

1989

Don Sickler - Jackie McLean Septet

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 LivesVerve (F) 841 132-2, (J) J45J-20368/69; Birdlogy (F) 37014
Yardbird Suite-
Parker's Mood-
Chasin' The Bird-
Big Foot-
Donna Lee-
same session
Shaw 'NuffVerve (F) 841 133-2, (J) J45J-20368/69
Billie's Bounce-
Relaxin' At Camarillo-
Don't Blame Me-
Scrapple From The Apple-
Dewey Square-
Big Foot (2nd version)-
* Verve (F) 841 132-2   Various Artists - Birdology: Live At The TBB Jazz Festival, Vol. 1
* Verve (J) J45J-20368/69   Various Artists - Birdology
* Birdlogy (F) 37014   Various Artists - Birdology: Tribute To Charlie Parker
* Verve (F) 841 133-2   Various Artists - Birdology: Live At The TBB Jazz Festival, Vol. 2

Big Band De Lausanne

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'Plainisphare (Swi) PL 1267-49
Sweet And Slow-
Fifty-Six-
Isfahan-
Rock Skippin' (At The Blue Note)-
Sister-
Monk's Dream-
Moon Light-
* Plainisphare (Swi) PL 1267-49   Big Band De Lausanne - A Monk's Dream

Viktor Lazlo

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Richard Galliano (accordion) Philippe Decock (piano) Michel Hatzigeorgiou (bass) Viktor Lazlo (vocals)
Paris, France, 1989
Quiet NowPolydor 837 921-1
Solo (Club Desert)Polydor (J) POOP 20226
* Polydor 837 921-1   Viktor Lazlo - Hot And Cool
* Polydor (J) POOP 20226   Viktor Lazlo - Club Desert

1990

Johnny Griffin Sextet

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 CatAntilles 422 848 421-2
What Do You Do-
The Count-
* Antilles 422 848 421-2   Johnny Griffin - The Cat

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Michael Weiss (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)
BMG Studios, NYC, October 28 & 30, 1990
WistfulAntilles 422 848 421-2
Chicago Calling-
Woe Is Me-
63rd Street Theme-
Hot Sake-
Waltz For Ma-
* Antilles 422 848 421-2   Johnny Griffin - The Cat

1992

Johnny Griffin Quartet + 3

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 ThereAntilles 314 512 604-2
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-
* Antilles 314 512 604-2   Johnny Griffin - Dance Of Passion

1993

Roy Hargrove Quintet With Johnny Griffin

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 OneVerve 314 523 019-2
Greens At The Chicken Shack-
* Verve 314 523 019-2   Roy Hargrove Quintet With The Tenors Of Our Time

1994

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Michael Weiss (piano) Rodney Whitaker (bass) Gregory Hutchinson (drums)
RPM Sound Studios, NYC, December 4, 1994
unknown titleVerve unissued
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Johnny Griffin Quintet

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 ComingVerve 314 527 367-2
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-
* Verve 314 527 367-2   Johnny Griffin - Chicago, New York, Paris

1996

Johnny Griffin Quintet

Johnny Griffin, Jesper Thilo (tenor saxophone) Thomas Clausen (piano) Mads Vinding (bass) Alex Riel (drums)
July 17, 1996
Just FriendsStunt (D) STUCD 02012
All The Things You Are-
When We Were One-
Blues Up And Down-
Body And Soul-
Rhythm-A-Ning-
* Stunt (D) STUCD 02012   Johnny Griffin And The Great Danes

1998 (age 70)

Phil Woods Sextet/Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin

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 IBlue Note 7243 4 94100 2 2
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-
* Blue Note 7243 4 94100 2 2   Phil Woods - The Rev And I

2000

Johnny Griffin - Steve Grossman Quintet

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