Johnny Griffin Catalog

1945 (age 17)

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

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair, bass; George Jenkins, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 1945

L4008Slide, Hamp, Slide

Hampton plays, vibes, piano, vocal.

NYC, January 29, 1946

73324Rockin' In Rhythm Part 1
73325Rockin' In Rhythm Part 2

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris, bass; Curley Hamner, drums #1; Eugene "Fats" Heard, drums #2.

Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 1946

1. L4289Tempo's Birthday
2. L4290Adam Blew His Hat

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris, bass; Eugene "Fats" Heard, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1946

L4297The Pencil Broke

Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Golden Favorites   Decca DL 4296

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair, bass; George Jenkins, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 1945

L4009Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop

same personnel.

NYC, January 31, 1946

73333Air Mail Special Part 1
73334Air Mail Special Part 2

** also released on Decca DL 74296.

1946

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

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes, piano, vocal; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair, bass; George Jenkins, drums; Bing Crosby, vocal.

NYC, January 21, 1946

73287-APinetop's Boogie Woogie
73288-AOn The Sunny Side Of The Street

omit Crosby.

NYC, January 29, 1946

73326Gay Notes

Lionel Hampton Vol. 5 - 1946   MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   1975?

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 sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair, bass; George Jenkins, drums.: Hampton plays, vibes.

NYC, January 31, 1946

73332Cobb's Idea

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 sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris, bass; Eugene "Fats" Heard, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 1946

L4287Playboy
L4288Cobb's Idea

same personnel.

Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1946

L4298Empty Glass

Lionel Hampton 4 - Seeds Of Swing 1945.1949   MCA (F) 510.112   1974?

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 sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris, bass; Eugene "Fats" Heard, drums.: same session.

Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1946

L4299-AHamp's Walkin' Boogie

add Jackie Kelso, clarinet.

Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1946

L4301-AI'm Mindin' My Business
L4303Reminiscing

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

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Jackie Kelso, clarinet; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris, bass; Eugene "Fats" Heard, drums.: same session.

Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1946

L4300Don't Let The Landlord Gyp You

Lionel Hampton Vol. 6 - 1946-1947   MCA Coral (G) 6.22180   1975?

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 sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris, bass; Eugene "Fats" Heard, drums.: same session.

Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1946

L4302Dig Those Vibes

1947

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

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums.

NYC, late 1947

I-1627Fly, Mister, Fly
I-1630Wilma's Idea
I-1633Joe's Boogie
I-1634Out Of The Night

same personnel.

NYC, December 12, 1947

86Jump With Me
87Mad Moon

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums; Phyllis Branch, vocal.

NYC, December 23, 1947

96The Spider
97Bottletop

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Apex Studios, NYC, December 22, 1948

167Boogie-Woogie March
168Chuck-A-Boogie

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums; Sticks McGhee, vocal.

Apex Studios, NYC, May 11, 1949

230Beans And Cornbread

Joe Morris, trumpet; Alfonso King, trombone; Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Bobby Burton, bass; Sinclair Abbott, drums.

NYC, October 28, 1949

75458Portia's Boogie

Joe Morris, trumpet; Alfonso King, trombone; Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Bobby Burton, bass; Al Jones, drums.

NYC, November 18, 1949

75521Broken Hearted Blues

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

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums.

NYC, late 1947

I-1628Bam-A-Lam-A-Bam
I-1629Boogie Woogie Joe

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

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums; Tony Mayo, vocal.

NYC, December 11, 1947

83Deep Water Blues

same personnel.

NYC, December 23, 1947

102Juke Box Blues

Various Artists - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues Vol. 1 - 1947-74   Atlantic 7 81293-1-F

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums.

NYC, December 12, 1947

85Lowe Groovin'

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Apex Studios, NYC, September 19, 1948

142The Applejack

Joe Morris - Easy Riff / The Applejack   Atlantic 866   1948

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums.

NYC, December 12, 1947

88Easy Riff

1948 (age 20)

Various Artists - Dance The Rock & Roll   Atlantic LP 8013   1958

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Apex Studios, NYC, September 19, 1948

141Wow! (as Ghee)

same personnel.

Apex Studios, NYC, December 22, 1948

166Weasel Walk

The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949   Classics (F) 5057   2003

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.: same session.

Apex Studios, NYC, December 22, 1948

169Jax Boogie

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums; Sticks McGhee, vocal.

Apex Studios, NYC, May 11, 1949

234Tia Juana (as Rhumbop)

Joe Morris, trumpet; Alfonso King, trombone; Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Bobby Burton, bass; Sinclair Abbott, drums.

NYC, October 28, 1949

75457Sneaking Around

Joe Morris, trumpet; Alfonso King, trombone; Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Bobby Burton, bass; Al Jones, drums.

NYC, November 18, 1949

75520Wig Head Mama Blues
75522Ooh, Ooh That's Good

1949

Wynonie Harris - She Just Won't Tell Me No More / Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee   King 4292   1949

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Fred Douglas, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Kelly Martin, drums; Wynonie Harris, vocal.

Linden, NJ, April 13, 1949

K5717Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee

Wynonie Harris - Battle Of The Blues   King LP 607   1958

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Fred Douglas, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Kelly Martin, drums; Wynonie Harris, vocal.: same session.

Linden, NJ, April 13, 1949

K5718All She Wants To Do Is Rock

Wynonie Harris - I Can't Take It No More / I Like My Baby's Pudding   King 4342   1950

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Fred Douglas, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Kelly Martin, drums; Wynonie Harris, vocal.: same session.

Linden, NJ, April 13, 1949

K5719I Can't Take It No More

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

Joe Morris, trumpet; Alfonso King, trombone; Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Bobby Burton, bass; Sinclair Abbott, drums.

NYC, October 28, 1949

75459Lowdown Baby

1951

Jumpin' The Blues With Arnett Cobb His Tenorsax And His Orchestra 1950-1951   Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB-A1/JCB-B1   1971?

Willie Moore, trumpet; Dickie Harris, trombone; Arnett Cobb, tenor sax; Johnny Griffin, baritone sax; George Rhodes, piano; Walter Buchanan, bass; Al Walker, drums.

NYC, August 7, 1951

CO46835Cocktails For Two

Various Artists - OKeh Jazz   Epic EG 37315

Willie Moore, trumpet; Dickie Harris, trombone; Arnett Cobb, tenor sax; Johnny Griffin, baritone sax; George Rhodes, piano; Walter Buchanan, bass; Al Walker, drums.: same session.

NYC, August 7, 1951

CO46836Walkin' Home
CO46837Jumpin' The Blues
CO46838I'm In The Mood For Love

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; unknown, organ; unknown, bongos; Babs Gonzales, vocal.

Chicago, IL or NYC or Paris, France, April 29, 1953

CO51482Flyin' Home
For Dancers Only

Joe Wilder, trumpet; Henry Coker, trombone; Ernie Wilkins, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; unknown, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; ...... Johnson, drums; Babs Gonzales, vocal.

Chicago, IL, May 13, 1954

CO51483Chicago Riffin'
CO51484'Til We Meet Again

1956

Introducing Johnny Griffin   Blue Note BLP 1533   1956

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 17, 1956

tk.2Chicago Calling
tk.3Mil Dew
tk.6The Boy Next Door
tk.8It's All Right With Me
tk.10Nice And Easy
tk.13Lover Man
tk.14These Foolish Things

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 46536 2 in 1987.

Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series   Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   1984

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 17, 1956

tk.12The Way You Look Tonight
tk.16Cherokee

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 23, 1957

tk.12I Remember You

Johnny Griffin - J.G., Tenor   Argo LP-624   1958?

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Buddy Smith, drums.

Chicago, IL, 1956

I Cried For You
Satin Wrap
Yesterdays
Riff-Raff
Bee-Es
The Boy Next Door
These Foolish Things
Lollypop

1957

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's...   Vik LX-1103   1957

Bill Hardman, trumpet; John Griffin, tenor sax; Sam (Bill) Dockery, piano; Jimmy De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Webster Hall, NYC, March 13, 1957

I Could Have Danced All Night
On The Street Where You Live
There But For You Go I
They Call The Wind Maria
I Talk To The Trees
Almost Like Being In Love

** also released on Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition, Bluebird 07863-66661-2 in 1995.

Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition   Bluebird 07863-66661-2   1995

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Jimmy ("Spanky") DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 2, 1957

A Night At Tony's (take 3)
A Night At Tony's (take 4)
Social Call (take 4)

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Ferris Bender, alto sax; John Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Jimmy De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Art Blakey, arranger, conductor.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 8, 1957

Off The Wall (take 5)
Couldn't It Be You? (take 3)

** originally released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's..., Vik LX-1103 in 1957 + 5 bonus tracks.

Various Artists - Stable Mates   Savoy MG-12115   1957

John Coles, trumpet; Buster Cooper, trombone; John Griffin, tenor sax; Howard Austin, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; A.K. Salim, leader, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 5, 1957

SAK70001A Private Cloud
SAK70002Dejeuner
SAK70003Back Talk
SAK70004D Minor Dipper

Johnny Griffin Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session   Blue Note BLP 1559   1957

Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957

tk.2Smokestack
tk.3The Way You Look Tonight
tk.4Ball Bearing
tk.5All The Things You Are

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 81559 2 in 1988, 7243 4 99009 2 9 in 1999.
** part of Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions, Blue Note BN-LA521-H2 in 1975.

Johnny Griffin Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session   Blue Note 7243 4 99009 2 9   1999

Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957

tk.1Smokestack (alternate take)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1559 in 1957 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia   Vik LX-1115   1958

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Ferris Bender, alto sax; John Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Jimmy De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Art Blakey, arranger, conductor.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 8, 1957

H4JB3338Off The Wall
H4JB3339A Night In Tunisia
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You?
H4JB3341Theory Of Art
H4JB3342Evans

** also released on Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Theory Of Art, RCA Bluebird 6286-1-RB in 1987, 6286-2-RB in 1987.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Theory Of Art   RCA Bluebird 6286-1-RB   1987

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Jimmy ("Spanky") DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 2, 1957

Social Call (previously unreleased)

** originally released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia, Vik LX-1115 in 1958 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Theory Of Art   RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB   1987

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Jimmy ("Spanky") DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 2, 1957

A Night At Tony's (previously unreleased)

** originally released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia, Vik LX-1115 in 1958 + 2 bonus tracks.

Clark Terry Quintet - Serenade To A Bus Seat   Riverside RLP 12-237   1957

Clark Terry, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April, 1957

Donna Lee
Boardwalk
Boomerang
Digits
Serenade To A Bus Seat
Stardust
Cruising
That Old Black Magic

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-066 in 1983, OJCCD-066-2 in 1992.

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers With Sabu And A Bongo - Cu-Bop   Jubilee JLP-1049   1958

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; "Spanky" DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Sabu, congas, bongos.

NYC, May 13, 1957

Woodyn' You
Sakeena
Shorty
Dawn On The Harvest

** also released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Sabu, Josie Jazz Series JJM-3501 in 1962, JJS-3501 in 1962.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk   Atlantic LP 1278   1958

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, May 14, 1957

2560Blue Monk
2561I Mean You

same personnel.

NYC, May 15, 1957

2562Rhythm-a-ning
2563Purple Shades
2564Evidence
2565In Walked Bud

** also released on Atlantic SD 1278 in 1958+.

Count Basie, Joe Williams And Art Blakey - Sessions, Live   Calliope CAL 3008   1976

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; 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 (as Stick Ball Swing)
Blue Monk

same session.

Evidence (as Justice)

A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People   Savoy MG-12118   1957

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Buster Cooper, trombone; John Griffin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Max Roach, drums; Chino Pozo, conga drums; A.K. Salim, leader, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957

70125Blu-Binsky
70126R.U.1.2.
70127Pretty For The People
70128Ba-Lu-Ee-Du
70129Shirley Ray
70130Takin' Care Of Business

** also released on Savoy 93006-2 in 2001.

A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People   Savoy 93006-2   2001

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Buster Cooper, trombone; John Griffin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Max Roach, drums; Chino Pozo, conga drums; A.K. Salim, leader, arranger.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957

Blu-Binsky (previously unissued)
Pretty For The People (previously unissued)

** originally released on Savoy MG-12118 in 1957 + 2 bonus tracks.

Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive - Out Of This World...And The Next World Too   Bethlehem BCP-6023   1957

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, October 9, 1957

Deo-X

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, October 11, 1957

For Minors Only
6442Right Down Front
Sweet Sakeena
For Miles And Miles
Krafty
6443Late Spring

** also released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive, Bethlehem BCP-6023 (later) in 1960. and on Art Blakey - For Minors Only, West Wind (G) WW 2065.

Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin - The Chicago Sound   Riverside RLP 12-252   1958

John Jenkins, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums #1,3-7; Frank Dunlop, drums #2,8.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 16, and November 18, 1957

1.Mamma-Daddy
2.Body And Soul
3.Desert Sands
4.31st And State
5.Lullaby Of The Leaves
6.Latin Quarters
7.Be-Ware
8.The Man I Love

** also released on Johnny Griffin, Wilbur Ware With Junior Mance - The Chicago Cookers, Jazzland JLP 12 in 1960. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-1737 in 1989, OJCCD-1737-2 in 1989.

Johnny Griffin - The Congregation   Blue Note BLP 1580   1958

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 23, 1957

tk.4It's You Or No One
tk.6I'm Glad There Is You
tk.10Latin Quarter
tk.11Main Spring
tk.14The Congregation

** also released on Blue Note B1-89383 in 1994, CDP 0777 7 89383 2 3 in 1994.

1958 (age 30)

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

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones), guitar, vocal; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

NYC, January 22, 1958

4109 | 57C346When There's No Way Out

Various Artists - Rockin' Together   Atco LP 33-103   1959

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones), guitar, vocal; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.: same session.

NYC, January 22, 1958

4110 | 57C347If I Had My Life To Live Over

Various Artists - Texas Guitar - From Dallas To L.A.   Atlantic SD 7226   1972

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones), guitar, vocal; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.: same session.

NYC, January 22, 1958

4111 | 57C348Along About Midnight

Johnny Griffin Sextet   Riverside RLP 12-264   1958

Donald Byrd, trumpet #1,2,4,5; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax #1,2,4,5; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 25, 1958

1.Stix' Trix
2.What's New?
3.Woody'n You
4.Johnny G.G.
5.Catharsis

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1827-2 in 1994.

Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot   Milestone M-9124   1984

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 25, 1958

Coming On The Hudson

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

Five Spot Cafe, NYC, July 9, 1958

Unidentified Solo Piano
Blues Five Spot
In Walked Bud / Epistrophy (theme)
'Round Midnight

Johnny Griffin Quartet - Way Out   Riverside RLP 12-274   1958

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February, 1958

Where's Your Overcoat, Boy?
Hot Sausage
Sunny Monday
Cherokee
Terry's Tune
Little John

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1855-2 in 1994.

Blue Mitchell - Big 6   Riverside RLP 12-273   1958

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 2 and 3, 1958

Blues March
Big Six
There Will Never Be Another You
Brother 'Ball
Jamph
Sir John
Promenade

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-615 in 1991, OJCCD-615-2 in 1991.

Babs Gonzales - Voila   Hope LP-0001   1958

Les Spann, flute; Charlie Rouse, bass clarinet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan as Horace Pyland, piano; Ray Crawford, guitar; Peck Morrison, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; Babs Gonzales, vocal; with The Modern Sounds: Joe Bailey, Freeman Lee, Curtis Lewis, Mamie Watts, voices; Melba Liston, arranger.

NYC, July 16, 1958

The Preacher
Me, Spelled M-E, Me
Those Jive New Yorkers
A Night In Tunisia
Movin' And Groovin'
Lullaby Of The Doomed
Le Continental

** also released on The Preacher Babs Gonzales - Voila, Esquire (E) 20-097 in 1958.

Thelonious Monk Quartet With Johnny Griffin - Thelonious In Action   Riverside RLP 12-262   1958

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

Five Spot Cafe, NYC, August 7, 1958

Light Blue
Coming On The Hudson
Rhythm-a-ning
Epistrophy (theme)
Blue Monk
Evidence
Epistrophy (theme)

** also released on Riverside RLP 1190 in 1960; Original Jazz Classics OJC-103 in 1984, OJCCD-103-2 in 1988.
** part of Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot, Milestone M-47043 in 1977.

Thelonious Monk Quartet - Misterioso   Riverside RLP 12-279   1958

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Five Spot Cafe, NYC, August 7, 1958

Nutty
Blues Five Spot
Let's Cool One
In Walked Bud
Misterioso

** also released on Riverside RLP 1133 in 1959; Original Jazz Classics OJC-206 in 1985, OJCCD-206-2 in 1989, OJC-33725 in 2012.
** part of At The Five Spot, Milestone M-47043 in 1977.

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings   Riverside R-022   1986

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Five Spot Cafe, NYC, August 7, 1958

Evidence
Medley: Bye-Ya / Epistrophy (theme)

** also released on Riverside 15RCD-022-2.

Philly Joe Jones Sextet - Blues For Dracula   Riverside RLP 12-282   1958

Nat Adderley, cornet; Julian Priester, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 17, 1958

Blues For Dracula
Trick Street
Fiesta
Tune-Up
Ow!

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-230 in 1986, OJCCD-230-2 in 1991.

Chet Baker In New York   Riverside RLP 12-281   1958

Chet Baker, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Al Haig, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September, 1958

Fair Weather
Hotel 49
Blue Thoughts

** also released on Riverside RLP 1119 in 1959; Original Jazz Classics OJC-207 in 1985, OJCCD-207-2 in 1988. and on Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Jazzland JLP 88 in 1966, JLP 988 in 1966.

Nat Adderley - Branching Out   Riverside RLP 12-285   1958

Nat Adderley, cornet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; The Three Sounds: Gene Harris, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Bill Dowdy, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September, 1958

Sister Caroline
Well, You Needn't
Branching Out
I Never Knew
Warm Blue Stream

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-255 in 1986, OJCCD-255-2 in 1994.

Ahmed Abdul-Malik's Middle-Eastern Music With Johnny Griffin - Jazz Sahara   Riverside RLP 12-287   1959

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Naim Karacand, violin; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, oud, bass; Al Harewood, drums; Mike Hamway, darabeka; Bilal Abdurrahman, duf; Jack Ghanaim, kanoon; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, composer, arranger.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October, 1958

Ya Annas (Oh, People)
Isma'a (Listen)
El Haris (Anxious)

** also released on Riverside RLP 1121 in 1959; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1820-2 in 1993.

Randy Weston's Music - Little Niles   United Artists UAL 4011   1959

Ray Copeland, trumpet #1-5,7; Idrees Sulieman, trumpet #6; Melba Liston, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Randy Weston, piano; George Joyner, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

RCA Studios, NYC, October, 1958

1.Earth Birth
2.Little Susan
3.Nice Ice
4.Little Niles
5.Pam's Waltz
6.Babe's Blues
7.Let's Climb A Hill

** also released on United Artists UAS 5011 in 1959.
** part of Little Niles, Blue Note BN-LA598-H2 in 1976.

Machito With Flute To Boot   Roulette R-52026   1959

Mario Bauza, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Herbie Mann, flute; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Leslie Livrament, baritone sax; Rene Hernandez, piano, percussion; Machito, leader; and others.

NYC, 1958

Brazilian Soft Shoe
Love Chant
Afro Jazziac
Ring A Levio
Afternoon Death
To Birdland And Hurry
Calypso John
The African Flute
Bacao
Carabunta
The Davis Cup
Answer Me

** also released on Roulette SR-52026 in 1959.

1959

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

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jerome Richardson, flute; Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Naim Karacand, violin; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass, oud; Al Harewood, drums; Bilal Abdurrahman, Mike Hamway, darabeka; Ahmed Yetman, kannon.

NYC, March 16, 1959

K2PB1844La Ikbey (Don't Cry)
K2PB1845Isma's (Listen)
K2PB1846E-Lail (The Night)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jerome Richardson, flute; Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Naim Karacand, violin; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass, oud; Al Harewood, drums; Bilal Abdurrahman, Mike Hamway, darabeka; Ahmed Yetman, kannon.

NYC, March 31, 1959

K2PB1847Takseem (Solo)
K2PB1848Searchin'
K2PB1849Rooh (Soul)
K2PB1850Makawara (Fugue)
K2PB1851El Ghada

The Ira Sullivan Quintet   Delmar DL-402   1960

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, baritone sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Vic Sproles, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.

Cunliffe, Chicago, IL, July 26, 1959

Wilbur's Tune
My Old Flame
Blue Stroll
Bluzinbee

** also released on Delmark 402 in 1964. and on Ira Sullivan With Johnny Griffin - Blue Stroll, Delmark DL-402 in 1988, DE-402 in 1999.

Ira Sullivan With Johnny Griffin - Blue Stroll   Delmark DE-402   1999

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, baritone sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Vic Sproles, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.: same session.

Cunliffe, Chicago, IL, July 26, 1959

63rd Street Theme
Wilbur's Tune (alternate take)

** originally released on The Ira Sullivan Quintet, Delmar DL-402 in 1960 + 2 bonus tracks.

Johnny Griffin - The Little Giant   Riverside RLP 12-304   1959

Blue Mitchell, trumpet #1,2,4-6; Julian Priester, trombone #1,2,4-6; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano #1,2,4-6; Sam Jones, bass; Albert Heath, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, August, 1959

1.Olive Refractions
2.The Message
3.Lonely One
4.63rd Street Theme
5.Playmates
6.Venus And The Moon

** also released on Riverside RLP 1149 in 1959; Jazzland JLP 93 in 1966, JLP 993 in 1966; Original Jazz Classics OJC-136 in 1984, OJCCD-136-2 in 1995.

1960

Bud Powell - Bud In Paris   Xanadu 102   1975

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bud Powell, piano.

Paris, France, February 14, 1960

Idaho
Perdido

Mel Rhyne - Organ-izing   Jazzland JLP 16   1960

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Gene Harris, piano; Mel Rhyne, organ; Andy Simpkins, bass; Albert Heath, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 31, 1960

Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Blue Farouq
Barefoot Sunday Blues
Shoo, Shoo Baby

** also released on Jazzland JLP 916S in 1960; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1055-2 in 2000.

Johnny Griffin Orchestra - The Big Soul-Band   Riverside RLP 331   1960

Bob Bryant, Clark Terry, trumpet; Matthew Gee, Julian Priester, trombone; Pat Patrick, alto sax #1,2,7; Frank Strozier, alto sax #3-6,8; Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams, tenor sax; Charlie Davis, baritone sax; Harold Mabern, piano #1,2,5-8; Bobby Timmons, celeste #3, piano #4; Bob Cranshaw, bass #1,2,7; Vic Sproles, bass #3-6,8; Charlie Persip, drums; Norman Simmons, arranger.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 24, 31, and June 3, 1960

1.Wade In The Water
2.Panic Room Blues
3.Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
4.Meditation
5.Holla
6.So Tired
7.Deep River
8.Jubilation

** also released on Riverside RLP 1179 in 1960; Original Jazz Classics OJC-485 in 1990, OJCCD-485-2 in 1990. and on Johnny Griffin Big Soul Band - Wade In The Water, Riverside RM 479 in 1967, RS 9479 in 1967.

Johnny Griffin Orchestra - The Big Soul-Band   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-485-2   1990

Bob Bryant, Clark Terry, trumpet; Matthew Gee, Julian Priester, trombone; Pat Patrick, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams, tenor sax; Charlie Davis, baritone sax; Harold Mabern, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; Norman Simmons, arranger.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 24, 31, and June 3, 1960

Wade In The Water (alternate take)

** originally released on Riverside RLP 331 in 1960 + 1 bonus track.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin - Battle Stations   Prestige PRLP 7282   1963

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Norman Simmons, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 2, 1960

2429Pull My Coat
2430What's Happening?
2431Abundance
243263rd Street Theme
2433Hey Jim!
2434If I Had You

** also released on Prestige PRST 7282 in 1963; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1085-2 in 2002.

Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party   Riverside RLP 338   1961

Dave Burns, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Norman Simmons, piano; Vic Sproles, bass; Ben Riley, drums; Babs Gonzales, commentator.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, September 27, 1960

Party Time
Good Bait
There Will Never Be Another You
Toe-Tappin'
You've Changed
Low Gravy

** also released on Riverside RLP 9338 in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1902-2 in 1997.

The Johnny Griffin And Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Quintet - Tough Tenors   Jazzland JLP 31   1961

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Eddie Davis, tenor sax #1-4,6; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, November 4 and 10, 1960

1.Tickle Toe
2.Save Your Love For Me
3.Twins
4.Funky Fluke
5.Imagination
6.Soft Winds

** also released on Jazzland JLP 931S in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1094-2 in 2003.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin Quintet - Griff & Lock   Jazzland JLP 42   1961

Eddie Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, November 4 and 10, 1960

The Last Train From Overbrook
Hey, Lock!
Midnight At Minton's
Second Balcony Jump
I'll Remember April
Good Bait

** also released on Jazzland JLP 942S in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJC-264 in 1986.
** part of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin Quintet - Blues Up And Down, Milestone MCD-47084-2 in 2000.

1961

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin - The First Set/Recorded Live At Mintons   Prestige PR 7309   1964

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Minton's Playhouse, NYC, 1st set, January 6, 1961

Billies Bounce
Epistrophy
Well, You Needn't

** also released on Prestige PRST 7309 in 1964.

The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis-Johnny Griffin Quintet - The Tenor Scene   Prestige PRLP 7191   1961

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.: same personnel.

Minton's Playhouse, NYC, breakfast set, January 6, 1961

Light And Lovely
Straight No Chaser
Woody'n You
Bingo Domingo
I'll Remember April

** also released on Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis With Johnny Griffin And Junior Mance - The Breakfast Show (Recorded Live At Mintons), Prestige PR 7407 in 1966, PRST 7407 in 1966. and on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-940-2 in 1997.
** part of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin - Live At Minton's, Prestige P-24099 in 1981.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Recorded Live! At Minton's Playhouse With Johnny Griffin And Junior Mance - The Late Show   Prestige PR 7357   1965

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.: same personnel.

Minton's Playhouse, NYC, late set, January 6, 1961

Dee Dee's Dance
Billie's Bounce
Epistrophy

** also released on Prestige PRST 7357 in 1965.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, Junior Mance - The Midnight Show: Live! At Minton's Playhouse   Prestige PR 7330   1964

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.: same personnel.

Minton's Playhouse, NYC, midnight set, January 6, 1961

In Walked Bud
Land Of Dreams
Beano
Robbin's Nest
Our Delight
Theme

** also released on Prestige PRST 7330 in 1964.
** part of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin - Live At Minton's, Prestige P-24099 in 1981.

Johnny Griffin - Change Of Pace   Riverside RLP 368   1961

Julius Watkins, French horn #2,3,5,6,8; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Larry Gales, Bill Lee, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 7 and 16, 1961

1.Soft And Furry
2.In The Still Of The Night
3.The Last Of The Fat Pants
4.Same To You
5.Connie's Bounce
6.Situation
7.Nocturne
8.Why Not?
9.As We All Know

** also released on Riverside RLP 9368 in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1922-2 in 1999.

Johnny Griffin - The Guns Of Navarone / Soft And Furry   Riverside R-4506   1961

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Larry Gales, Bill Lee, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 7 and 16, 1961

The Guns Of Navarone

Johnny Griffin And Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis Quintet - Lookin' At Monk!   Jazzland JLP 39   1961

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax #1,2,4-7; Eddie Davis, tenor sax #1-5,7; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 7, 1961

1.In Walked Bud
2.Well, You Needn't
3.Ruby My Dear
4.Rhythm-a-ning
5.Epistrophy
6.'Round Midnight
7.Stickball (I Mean You)

** also released on Jazzland JLP 939S in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1911-2 in 1998.

Benny Green Quintet - Glidin' Along   Jazzland JLP 43   1961

Benny Green, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass #1,4,5; Paul Chambers, bass #2,3,6,7; Ben Riley, drums.

Bell Sound Studios, NYC, March 9 and 22, 1961

1.African Dream
2.Sweet Sucker
3.Glidin' Along
4.Green's Scene
5.Milkshake
6.Stardust
7.Expubidence

** also released on Jazzland JLP 943S in 1961. and on Bennie Green Quintet - Glidin' Along, Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1869-2 in 1995.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Johnny Griffin Quintet - Blues Up & Down   Jazzland JLP 60   1962

Eddie Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Lloyd Mayers, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, June 5, and August 17, 1961

Camp Meeting
Blues Up And Down
Nice And Easy
Oh, Gee
Walkin'
Leapin' On Lenox
Layin' On Mellow

** also released on Jazzland JLP 960 in 1962.
** part of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin Quintet - Blues Up And Down, Milestone MCD-47084-2 in 2000.

Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass - White Gardenia: A Tribute To Billie Holiday   Riverside RLP 387   1961

Nat Adderley, Ernie Royal, trumpet #2-6,8,10; Clark Terry, flugelhorn #1,7,9, trumpet #2-6,8,10; Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulice, Urbie Green, trombone; Ray Alonge, French horn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Barry Harris or Jimmy Jones, piano #2-6,8,10; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Ben Riley, drums; and string section (violas and cellos), #1,7,9; and string section (cellos), #2-6,8,10; Melba Liston, arranger #1-3,7,9,10; Norman Simmons, arranger #4-6,8.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, July 13, 14 and 17, 1961

1.Gloomy Sunday
2.That Old Devil Called Love
3.White Gardenia
4.God Bless The Child
5.Detour Ahead
6.Good Morning, Heartache
7.Don't Explain
8.Travelin' Light
9.No More
10.Left Alone

** also released on Riverside RLP 9387 in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1877-2 in 1995.
** part of Johnny Griffin - Big Soul, Milestone M-47014 in 1973.

Johnny Griffin Quartet - The Kerry Dancers   Riverside RLP 420   1962

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 21, 1961, and January 5, 1962

The Kerry Dancers
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
Green Grow The Rushes
The Londonderry Air
25 1/2 Daze
Oh, Now I See
Hush-a-Bye
Ballad For Monsieur

** also released on Riverside RLP 9420 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1952-2 in 2001.

The Voice Of Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home   Riverside RLP 411   1962

Eddie Jefferson, voice; accompanied by Ernie Royal, trumpet #1,2,4,6,7,9; Clark Terry, trumpet #1,7,9; Joe Newman, trumpet #2,4,6; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone #1,2,4,6,7,9; James Moody, alto sax, flute #1,2,4,6,7,9; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Arthur Clarke, baritone sax #1,2,4,6,7,9; Joe Zawinul, piano #1,7,9; Wynton Kelly, piano #2,4,6; Junior Mance, piano #3,5,8,10; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Osie Johnson, drums #1,2,4,6,7,9; Louis Hayes, drums #3,5,8,10; Ernie Wilkins, arranger, conductor.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December, 1961, and January-February, 1962

1.Letter From Home
2.Take The "A" Train
3.Billie's Bounce (take 4)
4.Back In Town
5.Soft And Furry
6.A Night In Tunisia
7.Things Are Getting Better
8.Keep Walkin' (take 4)
9.I Feel So Good
10.Bless My Soul (Parker's Mood)

** also released on Riverside RLP 9411 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJC-307 in 1987, OJCCD-307-2 in 1987.

The Voice Of Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-307-2   1987

Eddie Jefferson, voice; accompanied by Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; Ernie Wilkins, arranger, conductor.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December, 1961, and January-February, 1962

Billie's Bounce (take 3)
Keep Walkin' (take 1)

** originally released on Riverside RLP 411 in 1962 + 2 bonus tracks.

1962

The Soulful Vibes Of Johnny Lytle - Nice And Easy   Jazzland JLP 67   1962

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Johnny Lytle, vibes; Bobby Timmons, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 29, 1962

But Not For Me
Soul Time
That's All
322-Wow!
Coroner's Blues
Nice And Easy

** also released on Jazzland JLP 967 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1013-2 in 1999.

The Johnny Griffin And "Lockjaw" Davis Quintet - Tough Tenor Favorites   Jazzland JLP 76   1963

Eddie Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Ben Riley, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 5, 1962

Bahia
Blue Lou
How Am I To Know
Ow!
I Wished On The Moon
Tin Tin Deo
From This Moment On

** also released on Jazzland JLP 976 in 1963; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1861-2 in 1995.

Tadd Dameron And His Orchestra - The Magic Touch   Riverside RLP 419   1962

Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Jerry Dodgion, Leo Wright, alto sax, flute; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax, flute; Tate Houston, baritone sax; Bill Evans, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums; Tadd Dameron, arranger, conductor.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February, March and April, 1962

Our Delight
Dial B For Beauty
Bevan's Birthday

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Ron Carter, bass; replaces Wilder, Duvivier.

On A Misty Night
Fontainebleau
Swift As The Wind

Clark Terry, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax, flute; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax, flute; Tate Houston, baritone sax; Bill Evans, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums; Barbara Winfield, vocal; Tadd Dameron, arranger, conductor.

Just Plain Talkin'
If You Could See Me Now
Look, Stop And Listen
You're A Joy

** also released on Riverside RLP 9419 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJC-143 in 1984, OJCCD-143-2 in 1992.

Tadd Dameron And His Orchestra - The Magic Touch   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-143-2   1992

Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Jerry Dodgion, Leo Wright, alto sax, flute; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax, flute; Tate Houston, baritone sax; Bill Evans, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums; Tadd Dameron, arranger, conductor.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February, March and April, 1962

Our Delight (alternate)

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Ron Carter, bass; replaces Wilder, Duvivier.

On A Misty Night (alternate)

Clark Terry, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax, flute; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax, flute; Tate Houston, baritone sax; Bill Evans, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums; Barbara Winfield, vocal; Tadd Dameron, arranger, conductor.

Just Plain Talkin' (alternate)

** originally released on Riverside RLP 419 in 1962 + 3 bonus tracks.

Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pisces   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1104-2   2004

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano, celeste; Buddy Catlett, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 3, 1962

Pisces
Willow Weep For Me
She's Funny That Way
Sophisticated Lady
Willow Weep For Me (alternate take)
She's Funny That Way (alternate take)
Sophisticated Lady (alternate take)

Wes Montgomery - Full House   Riverside RLP 434   1962

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.

Tsubo, Berkeley, CA, June 25, 1962

Full House
Blue 'N' Boogie
Cariba (take 2)
Come Rain Or Come Shine (take 2)
S.O.S. (take 3)

** also released on Riverside RLP 9434 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJC-106 in 1984, OJCCD-106-2 in 1987; Riverside RCD-30129-2 in 2007.
** part of Movin', Milestone M-47040 in 1977.

Wes Montgomery - Full House   Riverside RCD-30129-2   2007

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.: same session.

Tsubo, Berkeley, CA, June 25, 1962

Cariba (take 1)

** originally released on Riverside RLP 434 in 1962 + 5 bonus tracks.

The Alternative Wes Montgomery   Milestone M-47065   1982

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.: same session.

Tsubo, Berkeley, CA, June 25, 1962

Come Rain Or Come Shine (take 1)
S.O.S. (take 2)

** also released on Milestone MCD-47065-2 in 1989.

Johnny Griffin - Grab This!   Riverside RM 437   1962

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Paul Bryant, organ; Joe Pass, guitar; Jimmy Bond, bass; Doug Sides, drums.

Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1962

Grab This!
63rd Street Theme
Don't Get Around Much Any More
Offering Time
These Foolish Things
Cherry Float

** also released on Riverside RS 9437 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1941-2 in 2000.

Sunday Afternoon With Babs Gonzales At Small's Paradise   Dauntless DM 4311   1963

Clark Terry, trumpet, flugelhorn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Ben Riley, drums; Babs Gonzales, vocal, raconteur.

Smalls Paradise, Harlem, NY, 1962

Introduction / Satin Doll
Oop-Pop-A-Da
Le Moody Mood Pour Amour
Integration
Be-Bop Santa Claus
Dem Jive New York People
'Round About Midnight
Keep An Ugly Woman
St. Louis Blues

** also released on Dauntless DS 6311 in 1963. and on Live At Small's Paradise, Chiaroscuro CR-2025 in 1980?.

1963

Johnny Griffin & Matthew Gee - Soul Groove   Atlantic LP 1431   1964

Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Johnny Patton, organ; Aaron Bell, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Carlos "Patato" Valdes, bongos, congas.

NYC, May 14, 1963

7000Oh Gee!
7001Renee
7002Twist City

Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Hank Jones, organ #1,2, piano #3-5; Aaron Bell, bass #1,2,4,5, tuba #3; Art Taylor, drums; Carlos "Patato" Valdes, bongos, congas.

NYC, May 16, 1963

1. 7011Here
2. 7012Poor Butterfly
3. 7013The Swingers Get The Blues Too
4. 7014At Sundown
5. 7015Mood For Cryin'

** also released on Atlantic SD 1431 in 1964.

Johnny Griffin - Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me   Riverside RM 462   1963

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Buddy Montgomery, piano #1,3,5,6, vibes #2,4; Monk Montgomery, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.

Tsubo, Berkeley, CA, June, 1963

1.Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me
2.The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
3.That's All
4.Slow Burn
5.Wonder Why
6.Heads Up

** also released on Riverside RS 9462 in 1963; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1908-2 in 1998.

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Robert Joseph, drums.

Jazz Jamboree 63, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland, October 26, 1963

Sophisticated Lady
Rhythm-a-ning

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wim Overgaauw, guitar; Robert Joseph, drums.

Jazz Jamboree 63, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland, October 27, 1963

Body And Soul
Lover Man

Various Artists - Jazz Jamboree 63 Vol. 1   Polskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0192   1963

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Robert Joseph, drums.

Jazz Jamboree 63, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland, October 27, 1963

Cherokee

1964

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax, arranger; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Cologne, West Germany, February 13, 1964

2-35491Scrabble
2-35492Summertime
2-35493Old Stuff
2-35494Night Lady
2-35495Little Man You've Had A Busy Day
2-35496All The Things You Are

** also released on EmArcy MGE-26001, SRE-66001 in 1965.

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

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin, trombone; Johnny Scott, alto sax, flute, clarinet; Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, Rolf Kuhn, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Ingfried Hoffman, organ; Pierre Cavalli, guitar; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Egil Johansen, drums.

NDR Studio 10, Hamburg, West Germany, April 26, 1964

Waltz Of The Five Cats

Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop - Ruhr Festival 1964   Philips 48095

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin, trombone; Johnny Scott, alto sax, flute, clarinet; Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, Rolf Kuhn, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Ingfried Hoffman, organ; Pierre Cavalli, guitar; Egil Johansen, drums; Hans Gertberg, producer.: Hans Gertberg, producer; replaces Orsted Pedersen.

Ruhr Festival Of Art And Music, Recklinghausen, West Germany, June 26, 1964

35497Knoedel-Walzer
35498Blazy Bones Revisited
35499Concerto For Benjamin And Jonathan
36500Waltz Of The Jive Cats
36501Hip-Hit
36502Revelation
36503Conversation
36504The Jamf's Are Coming

** also released on International Jazz Workshop, EmArcy MGE-26002, SRE-66002 in 1965.

Bud Powell - Hot House   Fontana (Du) 883 903 JCY   1964?

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bud Powell, piano; Guy Hayat, bass; Jacques Gervais, drums.

Hotel-Restaurant La Belle Escale, Edenville, France, August 8-14, 1964

Straight, No Chaser
Wee
Hot House

** also released on Fontana (E) SFJL 903 in 1964?. and on Salt Peanuts, Black Lion (G) BLP 60121 in 1988, (G) BLCD 760121 in 1988.

Bud Powell - In Europe   Duke (It) D-1012   1970s

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bud Powell, piano; Guy Hayat, bass; Jacques Gervais, drums.: same session.

Hotel-Restaurant La Belle Escale, Edenville, France, August 8-14, 1964

Body And Soul
Wee Dot (as Blues)

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bud Powell, piano; Guy Hayat, bass; Jacques Gervais, drums.: same session.

Hotel-Restaurant La Belle Escale, Edenville, France, August 8-14, 1964

Talking / Hot House
Body And Soul

** also released on Mythic Sound MS 6008-2.

1965

Wes Montgomery - Solitude   BYG (J) YX-4016/17   1973

Harold Mabern, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Arthur Harper, bass; Jimmy Lovelace, drums; with Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

Theatre Des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, March 27, 1965

'Round Midnight

** also released on The Paris Session, BYG (G) 6623 952.

Wes Montgomery - Live In Paris 1965   France's Concert (F) FC 108   1988

Harold Mabern, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Arthur Harper, bass; Jimmy Lovelace, drums; with Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.: same session.

Theatre Des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, March 27, 1965

Full House
Blue 'N' Boogie
West Coast Blues

Wes Montgomery - In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording   Resonance Records HCD-2032   2018

Harold Mabern, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Arthur Harper, bass; Jimmy Lovelace, drums; special guest: Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

Theatre Des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, March 27, 1965

Full House
'Round Midnight
Blue 'N Boogie / West Coast Blues

** originally released on Resonance Records HLP-9032 in 2017.

Wes Montgomery - Live In Europe   Philology (It) W 97.2   1992

Hans Koller, alto sax #1-3,5; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Ronnie Scott, tenor sax #1-3,5; Ronnie Ross, baritone sax #1-3,5; Martial Solal, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Michel Gaudry, bass; Ronnie Stephenson, drums.

broadcast, NDR Studio 10, Hamburg, West Germany, April 30, 1965

1.Blue Grass
2.Glass Of Cool Wine
3.The Leopard Walks
4.Blue Monk
5.West Coast Blues

Various Artists - Americans In Europe Vol. 2   Green Line (It) VIDJAZZ 39   1990s

Hans Koller, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Ronnie Ross, baritone sax; Martial Solal, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Michel Gaudry, bass; Ronnie Stephenson, drums.

television broadcast, Hamburg, West Germany, April, 1965

West Coast Blues

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

Roger Guerin, Yvan Julien, trumpet; Dominique Chanson, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jean-Louis Chautemps, baritone sax; Fats Sadi, vibes, percussion; Raymond Fol, piano, celeste; Pierre Cullaz, guitar; Jimmy Woode, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Pierre Michelot, leader.

Paris, France, July 9-15, 1965

Concert: Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

1967

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Albert Heath, drums.

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 30 and 31, 1967

The Man I Love
Hush-a-Bye
Blues For Harvey
The Masquerade Is Over
Sophisticated Lady
Wee

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Albert Heath, drums.: same session.

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 30 and 31, 1967

Rhythm-a-ning
Old Folks
Wee
You Leave Me Breathless
Leave Me Alone Blues

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Albert Heath, drums.: same session.

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 30 and 31, 1967

All The Things You Are
A Night In Tunisia
Edacity Like You
Indiana
Rhythm-a-ning

Clarke-Boland Big Band - Sax No End   SABA (G) SB 15 138 ST   1967

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Shake Keane, trumpet, flugelhorn; Eric Von Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Carl Drevo, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano, arranger; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Fats Sadi, bongos.

Rhenus Studios, Cologne, West Germany, June 18, 1967

New Box
Sax No End
Griff's Groove
Lockjaw Blues
The Turk
Milkshake
Peter's Waltz
Griff 'N' Jaw

** also released on MPS (G) MPS 15 138 ST in 1967; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 644 in 1971, 21 20644-0 in 1970s; Pausa PR 7097 in 1981. and on The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band - Fire, Heat, Soul & Guts!, Prestige PRST 7634 in 1969.

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

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Shake Keane, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Torolf Molgaard, Nat Peck, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Karl Drewo, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Fats Sadi, percussion, vibes.

Cologne, West Germany, July 31, 1967

Nice Bunch
Greensleeves
Funiculi Funicula
Night In Warsaw
I Don't Want Nothin'
The Turk
Here The Good Wind Comes
Return
Dear Old Stockholm

Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke Big Band - Open Door   Muse MR 5056   1975

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Tony Coe, Derek Humble, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.

Prague, Czechoslovakia, August, 1967

New Box
A Rosa Negra
Duas Rosas
Milkshake
Open Door
Dia Blues
Total Blues

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

Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums; with Ray Copeland, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

live in Stockholm, Sweden, October 11, 1967

Epistrophy
Evidence

same personnel.

live in Mainz, West Germany, November, 1967

I Mean You (rehearsal and performance)

** also released on Columbia CK 45358.

Thelonious Monk - On Tour In Europe   Affinity (E) AFFD 192   1988

Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums; with Ray Copeland, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn #3; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

live in Rotterdam, Holland or Berlin, West Germany, October 28 or November 4, 1967

1.Oska T
2.Evidence
3.Blue Monk

Thelonius Monk Quartet & Octet In Europe   Unique Jazz (It) UJ 12   late 1970s

Charley Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk as Thelonius Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums; with Ray Copeland as Ray Copland, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin as Jimmy Griffin, tenor sax.

De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland, October 28, 1967

Blue Monk

** also released on Thelonious Monk Quartet & Thelonious Monk Octet - 4/8: Captured Live In Rotterdam, Holland On October 28th, 1967, Get Back Jazz (It) GET 2034 in 2007.

Thelonious Monk - Live At Rotterdam 1967: The Lost Recordings   Fondamenta (F) FON-1704029 (CD)   2017

Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums; guest player: Ray Copeland, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland, October 28, 1967

Ruby, My Dear
Hackensack
We See
Epistrophy

same session.

Evidence / Epistrophy
Don't Blame Me
Oska T. / Epistrophy
Blue Monk

** originally released on Fondamenta (F) FON-1704029 in 2017.

Thelonious Monk Nonet - Live In Paris, 1967   France's Concert (F) FC 113   1988

Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums; with Ray Copeland, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, November 3, 1967

Ruby, My Dear
Wee See
Epistrophy
Oska T
Evidence
Blue Monk
Epistrophy

Thelonious Monk - In Europe   Heart Note (Swd) HN-003   1987

Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Benny Riley, drums; with Ray Copeland, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet #2; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

live in Berlin, West Germany, November 4, 1967

1.Evidence
2.Blue Monk

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

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Shake Keane, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Don Menza, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums; Fats Sadi, percussion.

Cologne, West Germany, November-December, 1967

Resurrection
Woody Nightshade
New Eye
Mauve
The 18th Man
Klook's Report
Presoneske
Hopeless
Shihab Humble & Co.
You Dig It
The Griffin
Kenny And Kenny

Johnny Griffin - Body And Soul   Moon (It) MLP 004-1   1989

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Lou Bennet, organ; Andre Condouant, guitar; Joe Nay, drums.

Paris, France, 1967

Body And Soul
Leave Me Alone Blues
The Man I Love

** also released on Moon (It) MCD 004-2 in 1989.

1968 (age 40)

Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation   Joker (J) UPS-2058-KR   1977

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; with guest: Dexter Gordon, tenor sax #3.

live in Rome, Italy, January 25, 1968

1.Body And Soul
2.All The Things You Are
3.Blues Up And Down

** also released on Lotus (It) ORL 8247 in 1978. and on Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon, Lotus (It) LOP 14.082 in 1984. and on Johnny Griffin And Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation, Ninety-One Jazz Vintage (J) CRCJ-10010 in 1996.

The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - All Smiles   MPS (G) MPS 15 214 ST   1969

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Sonny Grey, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Erik Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Dave Pike, vibes; Francy Boland, piano, co-leader; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, drums; Kenny Clarke, drums, co-leader; Francy Boland, arranger.

Lindstrom Studios, Cologne, West Germany, May 13-14, 1968

Let's Face The Music And Dance
I'm All Smiles
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
I'm Glad There Is You
Get Out Of Town
By Strauss
When Your Lover Has Gone
Gloria
Sweet And Lovely
High School Cadets

** also released on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 686 in 1971, 21 29686-5 in 1970s. and on The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band - Let's Face The Music, Prestige PRST 7699 in 1970.

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Mal Waldron, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

9th International Jazz Festival, Tivoli Concert Hall, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, June 8, 1968

Little Man You've Had A Busy Day

The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Faces   MPS (G) MPS 15 218 ST

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Fats Sadi, vibes; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.

Cologne, West Germany, June 28 and 29, 1968

Vortographs
Solarisation
Panchromatic
Mcrographic

** also released on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 689, 21 29689-1.

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

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Fats Sadi, vibes; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.: same personnel.

Rome, Italy, July 17, 1968

Seven Golden Man
Je M'en Fous
Your Smile
Questi Vent'anni Miei
Psserella Di 8 2/1
Rome Nun Fa'la Stupida Stasera
More
Canto D'amore
Voglio Bene Al Mond
La Hora De La Verdad
Saxsology

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

Benny Bailey, trumpet, flugelhorn; Ake Persson, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.

Cologne, West Germany, August 27, 1968

Foot Patting
Please Send Me Someone To Love
The Turk's Bolero
Deep Eight
A Handful Of Soul
The Jamfs Are Coming
Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz

The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - Latin Kaleidoscope   MPS (G) MPS 15 213 ST   1968

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Milo Pavlovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Erik Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, Phil Woods, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano, co-leader; Jean Warland, Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums, co-leader; Kenny Clare, Tootie Heath, Tony Inzalaco, Shake Keane, Sabu Martinez, percussion; Francy Boland, arranger.

Lindstrom Studios, Cologne, West Germany, August 28 and 29, 1968

Gary McFarland's "Latin Kaleidoscope" I Movement: Un Graso De Areia
Gary McFarland's "Latin Kaleidoscope" I Movement: Duas Rosas
Gary McFarland's "Latin Kaleidoscope" II Movement: A Rosa Negra
Gary McFarland's "Latin Kaleidoscope" II Movement: Uma Fita De Tres Cores
Gary McFarland's "Latin Kaleidoscope" III Movement: Olhos Negros
Gary McFarland's "Latin Kaleidoscope" III Movement: Ramo De Flores
Francy Boland's "Cuban Fever" I Movement: Fiebre Cuban
Francy Boland's "Cuban Fever" I Movement: Mambo De Las Brujas
Francy Boland's "Cuban Fever" I Movement: Strano Sueno
Francy Boland's "Cuban Fever" II Movement: Cara Bruja
Francy Boland's "Cuban Fever" III Movement: Crespusculo Y Aurora

** also released on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 685 in 1971, 21 29685-7 in 1970s. and on The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band - Latin Kaleidoscope, Prestige PRST 7760 in 1970.

Gitte Haenning, Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Out Of The World   veraBra Records (G) veraBra No. 20   1988

Benny Bailey, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; John Surman, baritone, soprano sax; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums; Gitte Haenning, vocal.

Cologne, West Germany, September 4 and 5, 1968

My Kinda World
A Sack Of Dreams
A World Without Love
Go To Hell
Imagination
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Out Of The World
Marriage Is For Old Folks
I Love The Life I Live
November Girl

The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Fellini 712   MPS (G) MPS 15 220 ST

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano; Jean Warland, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.

Cologne, West Germany, December 2 and 3, 1968

1st Movement: Villa Radieuse
2nd Movement: Tween Dusk And Dawn In Via Urbana
3rd Movement: Rosati At Popolo Square

** also released on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 691, 21 29691-1.

1969

Kenny Clarke Francy Boland And The Band - Volcano   SABA (G) SB 15 076 ST

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Eric Van Lier, bass trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Sahib Shihab, alto, soprano sax, flute; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Francy Boland, piano, vibes; Ron Mathewson, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.

London, England, February 11, 1969

Box 703
Griff's Groove
Volcano
Love Which To No Loved One Permits Excuse For Loving
Now Hear My Meanin'
And Then Wee Issued Out Again Too See The Stars

** also released on MPS (G) MPS 15 076 ST.

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

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Eric Van Lier, bass trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Sahib Shihab, alto, soprano sax, flute; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Francy Boland, piano, vibes; Ron Mathewson, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.: same session.

London, England, February 11, 1969

You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Felini 712
The Girl And The Turk
Kenny And Kenny
Rue Chaptal
I Don't Want Nothin'
Sax No End

The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - All Blues   MPS (G) MPS 15 288 ST

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Eric Van Lier, bass trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass #1-4; Jean Warland, bass #5,6; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.

Cologne, West Germany, May 27, 1969

1.The Jamfs Are Coming
2.At Ronnie's All Blues
3.1st Movement: Open Door
4.2nd Movement: Dia-Bleu
5.The Wildman
6.3rd Movement: Total Blues

** also released on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 747, 21 20747-0.

The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - More Smiles   MPS (G) MPS 15 287 ST

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Eric Van Lier, bass trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Sahib Shihab, alto, soprano sax, flute; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Francy Boland, piano, vibes; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.

Cologne, West Germany, May 28, 1969

Johnny One Note
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Bei Mir War Es Immer So Scho
My Favorite Things
Just In Time
All Through The Night
November Girl
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Love For Sale

** also released on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 746, 21 20746-2.

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

Benny Bailey, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone, alto sax, flute; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.

Cologne, West Germany, September 5, 1969

Pentonville
Wormwood Scrubs
Doing Time
Broadmoor
Holloway
Reprieve
Going Straight

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

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Roger Guerin, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Billy Mitchell, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Francy Boland, piano, arranger; Kenny Clarke, drums; and others.

Warsaw, Poland, fall 1969

Tarantas Drive
Old Stuff
Sunday At Ten
Sabbath Message
Funiculi-Funicula
Greensleeves
I Don't Want Nothing
The Good Wind Is Here
The Turk
Nights In Warsaw

Clarke Boland Big Band En Concert Avec Europe 1 - TNP 29 Octobre-1969   Trema (F) 710413/414   1992

Benny Bailey, Art Farmer, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins, trumpet; Erik Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Derek Humble, Ronnie Scott, Sahib Shihab, sax; Francy Boland, Kenny Clarke, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Theatre National Populaire, Paris, France, October 29, 1969

Pentonville
All Through The Night
Gloria
Now Hear My Meaning
New Box
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Volcano
Box 702

same session.

The James Are Coming
I'm Glad There's You
Doing Time
Evanescence
Sonor
Sax No End

1970

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin - Tough Tenors Again 'N' Again   MPS (G) MPS 15 283 ST

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Munich, West Germany, April 24, 1970

Again 'N' Again
Tin Tin Deo
If I Had You
Jim Dawg
We Were One
Girl

** also released on MPS/BASF (G) CRM 742, 21 20742-0; Pausa PR 7063.

1971

Dizzy Gillespie Johnny Griffin Quintet - Summertime   Jazz Birdie's Of Paradise (G) J-Bop 046   1994

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Stan Getz, tenor sax #6; Vince Benedetti, piano; Alby Cullaz, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

ORTF, live in Chateauvallon, France, August 29, 1971

1.Soft And Furry
2.Night In Tunisia
3.Summertime
4.I'll Remember April
5.What's New
6.Stella By Starlight

1972

Vaclav Zahradnik - Euro Jazz   Supraphon (Czech) CZ 1151370

Miloslav Bures, Jiri Isera, Jaroslav Lautner, Dizzy Reece, trumpet; Yan Hyncia, Erich Kleinschuster, Zdenek Pulec, Lumir Zrucky, trombone; Slide Hampton, trombone, arranger; Viadena Bouchalova, Emanuel Hrdina, French horn; Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Mihaly Raduly, tenor sax; Ronnie Ross, baritone sax; Karel Velebny, vibes; Vince Benedetti, piano; Rudolf Dasek, guitar; Klaus Koch, bass; Billy Brooks, drums; Vaclav Zahradnik, arranger, conductor.

Prague, Czechoslovakia, October 18-20, 1972

You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Body And Soul
'Round Midnight
Hello Tony
Yesterday
When The Saints Go Marching In

1973

Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant   America (F) 30 AM 6133   1973

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Humberto Canto, congas.

Paris, France, April 13, 1973

Fiesta Mo-Jo

** part of Prestige P-24047 in 1975.

Dizzy Gillespie - The Source   America (F) 30 AM 6135   1973

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Humberto Canto, congas.: same session.

Paris, France, April 13, 1973

Manteca
Wheatleigh Hall

** part of The Giant, Prestige P-24047 in 1975.

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

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

Yugoslavia, May 26, 1973

Anabella

Johnny Griffin - Blues For Harvey   SteepleChase (D) SCS 1004   1973

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Johnny Vinding, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 4, 1973

That Party Upstairs

same personnel.

Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 5, 1973

Alone Again
Soft And Furry
Blues For Harvey
Rhythm-a-ning / Theme

** also released on SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31004 in 1990.

Johnny Griffin - Blues For Harvey   SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31004   1990

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Johnny Vinding, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.: same session.

Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 5, 1973

Sound Track Blues
The Theme

** originally released on SteepleChase (D) SCS 1004 in 1973 + 2 bonus tracks.

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

Klaus Doldinger, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kristian Schultze, piano, synthesizer, electric piano, Mellotron; Brian Auger, organ #1-3; Volker Kriegel, guitar; Alexis Korner, guitar #2,3; Wolfgang Schmid, bass; Curt Cress, drums; Pete York, drums, percussion #2,3.

Doldinger Jubilee Concert, Dusseldorf, West Germany, October 16, 1973

1.Handmade
2.Rockport
3.Lemuria's Dance
4.Schirokko

1974

Johnny Griffin - Jazz A Confronto 10   Horo (It) HLL 101-10   1974

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Franco D'Andrea, piano; Giovanni Tommaso, bass; Bruno Biriaco, drums.

Music Inn, Rome, Italy, April 7, 1974

Music Inn Blues
For The Love Of
Always Forever
Keep Going

** also released on Jazz A Confronto, Horo (J) RVJ-6040 in 1979.

Various Artists - Jazz A Confronto 17 - Jac's Anthology   Horo (It) HLL 101-17   1975

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Franco D'Andrea, piano; Giovanni Tommaso, bass; Bruno Biriaco, drums.: same session.

Music Inn, Rome, Italy, April 7, 1974

The Pasta Parade

1975

Dizzy   Pablo 2310-749   1975

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Niels Pedersen, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.

Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 16, 1975

Lover Come Back To Me
What's New
Cherokee

** also released on The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975, Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-739-2 in 1992.

Various Artists - The Montreux Collection   Pablo 2625-707   1975

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Niels Pedersen, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.: same session.

Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 16, 1975

I'll Remember April

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Count Basie, piano; Niels Pedersen, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.

Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 19, 1975

Collection Blues

Basie Jam   Pablo 2310-750   1975

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Count Basie, piano; Niels Pedersen, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.: same session.

Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 19, 1975

Billie's Bounce
Festival Blues
Lester Leaps In

** also released on Count Basie Jam Session At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975, Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-933-2 in 1997.

Roy Eldridge - Decidedly   Pablo PACD-5314-2   2002

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Ray Bryant, piano; Joe Pass, guitar; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.

Antibes, France, July 20, 1975

Bee's Bloos
Lover Man
Undecided
Hackensack

Passport - Doldinger Jubilee '75   Atlantic SD 18162   1976

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Klaus Doldinger, tenor, soprano sax, 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 and 29, 1975

31527Compared To What
31528Albatros Song
31529Abracadabra
31530Jadoo
31531Ready For Takeoff
31532Angel Wings

Johnny Griffin/Art Taylor Quartet - The Jamfs Are Coming!   Timeless (Du) SJP 121   1978

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Rein De Graff, piano; Henk Haverhoek, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Blue Note Im Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, West Germany, December, 1975

Wee
All The Things You Are

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Rein De Graff, piano; Koos Serierse, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Blue Note Im Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, West Germany, October, 1977

The Jamfs Are Coming / Wee Dot

** also released on Timeless (US) TI 311 in 1979, (J) RJ-6050 in 1979.

Boy Edgar - Music Was His Mistress   Hvhaast 022

Benny Bailey, Ado Broodboom, Eddie Engels, Dizzy Reece, Karel Roberti, trumpet; Leo Goudriaan, trumpet, bass; 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, sax; Boy Edgar, piano; Bert Van Duynhoven, Arjen Gorter, Jack Layton, bass; Martin Van Duynhoven, John Engels, Art Taylor, drums; Gerrie Van Der Klei, vocal.

Hilversum, Holland, 1975

In A Sentimental Mood
The One And Only Duke
I Got It Bad
In My Solitude
T.G.T.T.
Come Sunday
Ready Go
Music Was His Mistress I
This Love
Interlude
In A Waltzy Mood
A Blues
Try Out
Music Was His Mistress II

1976

Peter Herbolzheimer - Jazz Gala Concert   Atlantic SD 1693   1976

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 sax; Wilton Gaynair, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Stan Getz, tenor sax #6; James Towsey, baritone sax; Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax, 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, vocal; Nippy Noya, percussion; Quincy Jones, arranger.

Jazz Gala Concert, Hannover & Wiesbaden, West Germany, January 18 and 23, 1976

1. 32485Blues In My Shoes
2. 32486Song For Strayhorn
3. 32487Festive Minor
4. 32488Brown Ballad
5. 32489Moondance
6. 32490Times Lie
7. 32491Gentle Mood
8. 32492The Up And Down Man
9. 32493Jive Samba
10. 32494Work Song

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Mads Vinding, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Tokyo, Japan, April 23, 1976

All The Things You Are
When We Were One
Wee

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Mads Vinding, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same session.

Tokyo, Japan, April 23, 1976

The Man I Love
Soft And Furry

1977

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

Benny Bailey, Palle Mikkelborg, Ron Simmons, Lew Soloff, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal; Ack Van Rooyen, flugelhorn; Otto Bredl, Peter Herbolzheimer, Erich Kleinschuster, Albert Mangelsdorff, Frank Rosolino, Jiggs Wigham, trombone; Johnny Griffin, Ferdinand Povel, tenor sax; James Towsey, baritone sax; Gary Burton, vibes; Benny Aronov, piano; Rob Franken, electric piano, synthesizer; Volker Kriegel, guitar; Bo Stief, bass; Alex Riel, drums; Nippy Noya, percussion.

Jazz Gala Concert, Dusseldorf, West Germany, January 28, 1977

Filibuster
Like Someone In Love
Butterfly
Manteca
Nica's Dream
The Healer
Don't Speak Now
Tee Pee Time
Mumbles
Wheeler's Choice
Hypnotic Pig Nose
Ant Stepped On An Elephant's Toe
Supraconductivity
Sideways
Corean Chic
Spanish Flavor
N Eocho
Hip Walk

1978 (age 50)

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

Rolf Ericson, trumpet, flugelhorn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Fritz Pauer, piano; Lucas Lindholm, bass; Ronnie Stephenson, drums.

Berlin, West Germany, May 27 and 28, 1978

Double Digit
Fragrance
Oblivion
Taboo
Sweet And Handsome
Korn Blues

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Rein De Graaff, piano; Peter Frei, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, June 16, 1978

Autumn Leaves

Nat Adderley - A Little New York Midtown Music   Galaxy GXY-5120   1979

Nat Adderley, cornet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Victor Feldman, piano, electric piano; Ron Carter, bass; Roy McCurdy, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 18 and 19, 1978

Fortune's Child
A Little New York Midtown Music
Sunshine Sammy
Yeehaw Junction
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Whipitup
Saguaro

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1008-2 in 1999.

Dexter Gordon - Great Encounters   Columbia JC 35978

Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; George Cables, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Eddie Gladden, drums.

Carnegie Hall, NYC, September 23, 1978

Blues Up And Down
Cheese Cake

Johnny Griffin - Return Of The Griffin   Galaxy GXY-5117   1979

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, October 17, 1978

Autumn Leaves
When We Were One
Monk's Dream
The Way It Is
Fifty-Six
I Should Care

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1882-2 in 1996.

Johnny Griffin - Bush Dance   Galaxy GXY-5126   1979

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Albert Heath, drums; Kenneth Nash, percussion, congas.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, October 18-19, 1978

A Night In Tunisia
Bush Dance
The Jamfs Are Coming
Since I Fell For You
Knucklebean

** also released on Galaxy GCD-95004-2 in 2004.

Various Artists - Birds And Ballads   Galaxy (J) SMJ-9532-3   1980

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 1, 2, 4 and 5, 1978

Billie's Bounce (take 2)

same session.

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (take 2)

Various Artists - Birds And Monks   Galaxy GCD-95002-2   1995

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 1, 2, 4 and 5, 1978

Billie's Bounce (take 1)

** originally released on 5 Birds And A Monk, Galaxy GXY-5134 in 1981 + 5 bonus tracks.

Various Artists - Ballads By Five   Galaxy GCD-95003-2   1997

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 1, 2, 4 and 5, 1978

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (take 1)

** originally released on Ballads By Four, Galaxy GXY-5133 in 1981 + 3 bonus tracks.

1979

Johnny Griffin - NYC Underground   Galaxy GXY-5132   1981

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Ron Mathews, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Idris Muhammad, drums.

NYC, July 6 and 7, 1979

Yours Is My Heart Alone
A Few Words From Johnny Griffin
Alone Again
Let Me Touch It
Sophisticated Lady
Rhythm-a-ning

Johnny Griffin - To The Ladies   Galaxy GXY-5139   1982

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Ron Mathews, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Idris Muhammad, drums.: same personnel.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, November 27 and 28, 1979

Miriam
Susanita
Jean Marie
Soft And Furry Part 1
Soft And Furry Part 2
Soft And Furry Part 3
Honey Bucket

Rita Reys - That Old Feeling   Columbia 83981

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pim Jacobs, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Peter Ypma, drums; Rita Reys, vocal.

NYC, 1979

Too Marvelous For Words
Fly Me To The Moon
Poor Butterfly
My Foolish Heart
Mr. Wonderful
That Old Feeling
Over The Rainbow
Remember
Everything Happens To Me
Isn't It Romantic
The Touch Of Your Lips

1980

Ray Brown - Summerwind   Jeton (G) 1003312

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Monty Alexander, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Martin Drew, drums.

Ludwigsburg, West Germany, April, 1980

Blues For Groundhog
Sophisticated Lady / Rocks In My Bed
S'posin'
Put Your Little Foot Right Out
Consider
Swamp Fire
Happy Talk
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Accopong
Summerwind
Griff And Me
Delaunay's Dilemma

1981

Johnny Griffin - Meeting   Jeton (G) 6006603

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Monty Alexander, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Martin Drew, drums.

Ludwigsburg, West Germany, 1981

Woogie Boogie
Hard Times
Street Life

1983

Philly Joe Jones Dameronia Featuring Johnny Griffin - Look Stop Listen   Uptown UP 27.15   1983

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Don Sickler, trumpet, music director; Benny Powell, trombone; Frank Wess, alto sax; Charles Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1983

Look Stop And Listen
If You Could See Me Now
Killer Joe
Our Delight

** also released on Philly Joe Jones Dameronia Featuring Johnny Griffin - Look, Stop And Listen, Uptown UPCD 27.59 in 2009. and on Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia Featuring Johnny Griffin - Look, Stop And Listen, Uptown UPCD 27.59 (alt.).

Philly Joe Jones Dameronia Featuring Johnny Griffin - Look, Stop And Listen   Uptown UPCD 27.59   2009

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Don Sickler, trumpet, tenor sax #1; Benny Powell, trombone; Frank Wess, alto sax, flute; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charles Davis, tenor sax, flute; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1983

1.If You Could See Me Now (1st take)
2.Look, Stop And Listen (1st take)

** originally released on Philly Joe Jones Dameronia Featuring Johnny Griffin - Look Stop Listen, Uptown UP 27.15 in 1983 + 2 bonus tracks.

Johnny Griffin - Call It Whachawana   Galaxy GXY-5146   1983

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Curtis Lundy, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, July 25-26, 1983

I Mean You
Lover Man
Call It Whachawana
A Waltz With Sweetie
Jabbo's Revenge

Daniel Humair - Surrounded 1964-1987   Mediartis P970 MU229

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Maurice Vander, piano; Henri Texier, bass; Daniel Humair, drums.

RocheJagu, August 19, 1983

Wee

Jimmy Smith - Keep On Comin'   Elektra Musician 60301-1   1983

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jimmy Smith, organ, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Mike Baker, drums.

Atlanta Free Jazz Festival, Atlanta, GA, September 3, 1983

Keep On Comin'
Be Yourself
No Problem
Piano Solo Medley: Summertime / Yesterdays
Callitwhachawanna

** also released on Elektra Musician E1 60301 in 1983.

1984

Johnny Griffin Quartet - Live - Jazzbuhne Berlin '84   Amiga (G) 8 56 089   1984

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Harry Pickens, piano; Curtis Lundy, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.

Jazzbuhne Berlin, Friedrichstadtpalast, East Berlin, East Germany, June 17, 1984

Call It Whacha Wanna
Sophisticated Lady
I Mean You / Wee

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

Mike Mantler, trumpet; Gary Valente, trombone; Vincent Chancey, French horn; Bob Stewart, tuba; Steve Sagle, alto, baritone sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Hiram Bullock, guitar; Steve Swallow, bass; Victor Lewis, drums; Manolo Badrena, percussion; Hal Willner, voice.

1984

Misterioso

1985

Johnny Griffin, Sal Nistico, Roman Schwaller - Three Generations Of Tenorsaxophone   JHM Records (Swi) JHM 3611   1997?

Johnny Griffin, Sal Nistico, Roman Schwaller, tenor sax; Paul Grabowsky, piano; Thomas Stabenow, bass; Joris Dudli, drums.

Allotria, Munich, West Germany, January 11, 1985

Rue Chaptal
I Should Have Known
Waltz With Sweetie

same session.

Backlog
My Little Brown Book
The Things I Leave Behind
Bean And The Boys

Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note Volume 3   Blue Note BT 85115   1985

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Town Hall, NYC, February 22, 1985

Moanin'

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 46149 2 in 1985.

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

Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Nathan Davis, tenor, soprano sax, flute; Kenny Drew, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Billy Brooks, drums.

Sonet Studios, Stockholm, Sweden, July 3, 1985

Klook's Theme
Sweet Love Of Mine
The Burner
Waltz
Callitwhachawanna

** also released on Sonet (E) SNTF-945 in 1985.

Woody Shaw - Tokyo '81   Elemental Music (Eu) 5990429   2018

Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Nathan Davis, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Billy Brooks, drums.

live in The Hague, Holland, July 14, 1985

Sweet Love Of Mine

** originally released on Elemental Music (Eu) 5990529 in 2018 + 2 bonus tracks.

1986

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

Benny Bailey, trumpet, flugelhorn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Hein Van De Geyn, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; Deborah Brown, vocal.

Continental, September, 1986

Donna Lee
In A Mellow Tone
Spring Fever
Dexterity
Arrival
Half Nelson
Norma
Silver Blues
Meditation
Here's That Rainy Day
Marmaduke
My Foolish Heart
Quiet Now

1987

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Ben Sidran, piano, vocal; Jimmy Woode, bass; Ben Riley, drums; Clementine, vocal #14.

Barcelona, Spain, October 28 and 29, 1987

1.Good Food
2.Can't We Talk It Over
3.Lullaby In Rhythm
4.Get To The Point
5.Have You Heard The News
6.Old Folks
7.Have You Met Miss Jones
8.Little Sherry
9.New York State Of Mind
10.Try (The Way It Was)
11.Straight, No Chaser
12.My Wife
13.Lately
14.Girl Talk

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

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Patrice Galas, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Ben Riley, drums; Clementine, vocal.

Barcelona, Spain, October 29 and 30, 1987

Giant Steps
Continent Blue

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Patrice Galas, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Bobby Durham, drums; Freddy Citadelle, percussion #8; Clementine, vocal.

Paris, France, December 13 and 14, 1987

1.Un Apres-Midi A Paris (Afternoon In Paris)
2.Easy Living
3.Line For Lyons
4.Night Lights
5.Don't Be Blue
6.All Blues
7.Lady Wants To Know
8.Otra Vez

1988 (age 60)

Johnny Griffin - Take My Hand   Who's Who In Jazz CD-21036

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Michael Weiss, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.

RTV Studios, Davie, FL, May 4, 1988

Isfahan
Take My Hand
All Through The Night
Coming On The Hudson
Woe Is Me

same personnel.

RTV Studios, Davie, FL, May 5, 1988

Hush-a-Bye
Out Of This World
If I Should Lose You

1989

Various Artists - Birdology: Live At The TBB Jazz Festival Vol. 1   Verve (F) 841 132-2   1989

Don Sickler, trumpet, leader; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

Theatre De Boulogne-Billancourt, Boulogne, France, June 7, 1989

Bird Lives
Yardbird Suite
Parker's Mood
Chasin' The Bird
Big Foot
Donna Lee

Various Artists - Birdology: Live At The TBB Jazz Festival Vol. 2   Verve (F) 841 133-2   1990

Don Sickler, trumpet, leader; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Theatre De Boulogne-Billancourt, Boulogne, France, June 7, 1989

Shaw 'Nuff
Billie's Bounce
Relaxin' At Camarillo
Don't Blame Me
Scrapple From The Apple
Dewey Square
Big Foot (2nd version)

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

William Holden, Matthieu Michel, Jean-Michel Pelichet, Raoul Schmassmann, Serge Wintsch, trumpet; Nestor Beney, Vincent Lachat, Bernard Trinchan, trombone; Jean-Pierre Beltrami, bass trombone; Michael Weber, alto sax, clarinet, flute; Yvan Ischer, alto, soprano sax; Johnny Griffin, Chorinne Juillerat, Claude Montandon, tenor sax; Frederic Lette, baritone sax; Fancois Butted, Thierry Lang, Veronique Piller, piano; Antoine Ogray, bass; Jean-Philippe Larpin, Marcel Papanx, drums.

Geneva, Switzerland, December 4-6, 1989

The Jamps Are Comin'
Sweet And Slow
Fifty-Six
Isfahan
Rock Skippin' (At The Blue Note)
Sister
Monk's Dream
Moon Light

Viktor Lazlo - Hot And Cool   Polydor 837 921-1

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Richard Galliano, accordion; Philippe Decock, piano; Michel Hatzigeorgiou, bass; Viktor Lazlo, vocal.

Paris, France, 1989

Quiet Now

Viktor Lazlo - Club Desert   Polydor (J) POOP 20226

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Richard Galliano, accordion; Philippe Decock, piano; Michel Hatzigeorgiou, bass; Viktor Lazlo, vocal.: same session.

Paris, France, 1989

Solo (Club Desert)

1990

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

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Steve Nelson, vibes; Michael Weiss, piano, arranger; Dennis Irwin, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.

BMG Studios, NYC, October 26, 1990

The Cat
What Do You Do
The Count

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Michael Weiss, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.

BMG Studios, NYC, October 28 and 30, 1990

Wistful
Chicago Calling
Woe Is Me
63rd Street Theme
Hot Sake
Waltz For Ma

1992

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

Steve Turre, trombone #1-3,5-7; John Clark, French horn #1-3,5-7; Dave Bargeron, tuba #1-3,5-7; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Michael Weiss, piano, arranger; Peter Washington, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.

BMG Studios, NYC, April 29 and 30, 1992

1.From Here To There
2.Dance Of Passion
3.Make Up Your Mind
4.The Way It Is
5.Take My Hand
6.You've Never Been There
7.Dawn
8.All Through The Night

1993

Roy Hargrove Quintet - With The Tenors Of Our Time   Verve 314 523 019-2   1994

Roy Hargrove, trumpet, flugelhorn; Ron Blake, tenor, soprano sax; Cyrus Chestnut, piano; Rodney Whitaker, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums; featuring Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, January 16 and 17, 1993;
Teatro Mancinelli, Orvieto, Italy, December 28, 1993

When We Were One
Greens At The Chicken Shack

1994

Johnny Griffin - Chicago, New York, Paris   Verve 314 527 367-2   1994

Roy Hargrove, trumpet #1; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Peter Martin, piano; Rodney Whitaker, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums.

RPM Sound Studios, NYC, December 4 and 5, 1994

1.The Jamfs Are Coming
2.To Love
3.Not Yet

Roy Hargrove, trumpet #4, flugelhorn #6; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Victor Lewis, drums.

1.Do It
2.Hush-a-Bye
3.You Must Believe In Spring
4.Without A Song
5.Leave Me Alone
6.My Romance

1996

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

Johnny Griffin, Jesper Thilo, tenor sax; Thomas Clausen, piano; Mads Vinding, bass; Alex Riel, drums.

Copenhagen, Denmark?, July 17, 1996

Just Friends
All The Things You Are
When We Were One
Blues Up And Down
Body And Soul
Rhythm-a-ning

Euro American All Stars - Swing Journal - The Reader's Produce - Old Montmartre - Dream Session '97   Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30021   1996

Art Farmer, trumpet; Charlie Mariano, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Mads Vinding, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

Easy Sound Recording, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 16 and 17, 1996

Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud
Dear Old Stockholm
Blues De Memphis
Hash-A-By
Wanna Be
The Summer Knows
Manha De Carnaval
Star Dust
Old Montmarte

1998 (age 70)

Phil Woods - The Rev & I   Blue Note 7243 4 94100 2 2   1998

Phil Woods, alto sax, electric piano #1, alto sax #2-9; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Ben Riley, drums; Bill Goodwin, percussion #1.

Red Rock Studios, Saylorsburg, PA, January 10 and 11, 1998

1.The Rev And I
2.We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together
3.Hand In Glove
4.All Too Soon
5.Red Top
6.I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking
7.Loose Change
8.Dutch Morning
9.Before I Left

2000

Johnny Griffin Meets Horace Parlan - Close Your Eyes   Minor Music (G) MM 801085   2000

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano.

Gag Studios, Hamburg, Germany, February, 2000

I'll Close My Eyes
Pannonica
I Hear A Rhapsody
My One And Only One
Someone To Watch Over Me
My Little Brown Book
The Jamfs Are Coming
You're My Everything

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

Johnny Griffin, Steve Grossman, tenor sax; Michael Weiss, piano; Pierre Michelot, bass; Alvin Queen, drums.

Studio Ferber, Paris, France, May 28, 29 and 30, 2000

Take The D Train
Waltzswing
Don't Say Goodbye (Just Leave)
Nica's Tempo
Power Station
Little Pugie
You've Never Been There
This Time The Dream's On Me
Taurus People

Jan Lundgren Trio - Plays The Music Of Victor Young   Sittel (Swd) SITCD 9269   2000

Jan Lundgren, piano; Mattias Svensson, bass; Rasmus Kihlberg, drums; with special guests: Johnny Griffin, tenor sax.

Sun Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17, 2000-January 29, 2001

A Waever Of Dreams
When I Fall In Love