Johnny Griffin Discography

1945 (age 17)

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto 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, SlideDecca 18754; MCA (F) 510.063; Coral (G) COPS 7186
L4009Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-BopDecca 18754, DL 4296; MCA (F) 510.063; Coral (G) COPS 7186
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* Coral (G) COPS 7186   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 4 - 1945-1946
* Decca DL 4296, DL 74296   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Golden Favorites
* Decca 18754   Lionel Hampton - Slide, Hamp, Slide / Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop

1946

Bing Crosby With Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes, piano, vocals; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair, bass; George Jenkins, drums; Bing Crosby, vocals.
NYC, January 21, 1946
73287-APinetop's Boogie WoogieDecca 23843; Coral (G) COPS 7186
73288-AOn The Sunny Side Of The Street-
* Coral (G) COPS 7186   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 4 - 1945-1946
* Decca 23843   Bing Crosby - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie / On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto sax; Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes, piano, vocals; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Charlie Harris, Ted Sinclair, bass; George Jenkins, drums.: omit Crosby.
NYC, January 29, 1946
73324Rockin' In Rhythm, Part 1Decca 24415; MCA (F) 510.063; Coral (G) COPS 7186; Decca DL 4296
73325Rockin' In Rhythm, Part 2-
73326Gay NotesCoral (G) COPS 7186
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* Coral (G) COPS 7186   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 4 - 1945-1946
* Decca DL 4296, DL 74296   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Golden Favorites
* Decca 24415   Lionel Hampton - Rockin' In Rhythm, Part 1 & 2

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Joe Morris, Jimmy Nottingham, Dave Page, Lammar Wright, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto 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 IdeaMCA Coral (G) 6.22116
73333Air Mail Special, Part 1Decca 18880, DL 4296; MCA (F) 510.063, Coral (G) 6.22116
73334Air Mail Special, Part 2-
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5 - 1946
* Decca DL 4296, DL 74296   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Golden Favorites
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* Decca 18880   Lionel Hampton - Air Mail Special, Part 1 & 2

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto 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 #1,2,4; Curley Hamner, drums #3.
Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 1946
1. L4287PlayboyMCA Coral (G) 6.22116
2. L4288Cobb's Idea-
3. L4289Tempo's BirthdayDecca 23696; MCA (F) 510.063, Coral (G) 6.22116
4. L4290Adam Blew His HatDecca 24015; MCA (F) 510.063, Coral (G) 6.22116
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5 - 1946
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* Decca 23696   Lionel Hampton - Tempo's Birthday / The Pencil Broke
* Decca 24015   Lionel Hampton - Adam Blew His Hat / Reminiscing

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto 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 BrokeDecca 23696; MCA (F) 510.063, Coral (G) 6.22116
L4298Empty GlassMCA Coral (G) 6.22116
L4299-AHamp's Walkin' BoogieDecca 23839; MCA (F) 510.112, Coral (G) 6.22116
* MCA (F) 510.063   Lionel Hampton 2 - Slide Hamp Slide 1945.1946
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5 - 1946
* MCA (F) 510.112   Lionel Hampton 4 - Seeds Of Swing 1945.1949
* Decca 23696   Lionel Hampton - Tempo's Birthday / The Pencil Broke
* Decca 23839   Lionel Hampton - Ridin' On The L & N / Hamp's Walkin' Boogie

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Al Hayse, Andrew Penn, Michael Wood, Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Jackie Kelso, clarinet; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater, alto 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.: add Jackie Kelso, clarinet.
Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1946
L4300Don't Let The Landlord Gyp YouDecca 23834; MCA (F) 510.117, Coral (G) 6.22116
L4301-AI'm Mindin' My BusinessDecca 23834; MCA (F) 510.112, Coral (G) 6.22116
L4302Dig Those VibesMCA Coral (G) 6.22180
L4303ReminiscingDecca 24015; MCA (F) 510.112, Coral (G) 6.22180
* MCA (F) 510.117   Lionel Hampton 5 - Swinging Sessions! 1945.1950
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22116   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 5 - 1946
* MCA (F) 510.112   Lionel Hampton 4 - Seeds Of Swing 1945.1949
* MCA Coral (G) 6.22180   Lionel Hampton, Vol. 6 - 1946-1947
* Decca 23834   Lionel Hampton - Don't Let The Landlord Gyp You / I'm Mindin' My Business
* Decca 24015   Lionel Hampton - Adam Blew His Hat / Reminiscing

1947

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums.
NYC, late 1947
I-1627Fly, Mister, FlyManor 1136; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
I-1628Bam-A-Lam-A-BamManor 1128
I-1629Boogie Woogie Joe-
I-1630Wilma's IdeaManor 1157; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
I-1633Joe's Boogie-
I-1634Out Of The NightManor 1136; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Manor 1136   Joe Morris - Fly, Mister, Fly / Out Of The Night
* Manor 1128   Joe Morris - Bam-A-Lam-A-Bam / Boogie Woogie Joe
* Manor 1157   Joe Morris - Wilma's Idea / Joe's Boogie

Tony Mayo And Her Boys From New Orleans

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums; Tony Mayo, vocals.
NYC, December 11, 1947
83Deep Water BluesPlaza 5501
84How I Feel About YouAtlantic unissued
* Plaza 5501   Tony Mayo - Deep Water Blues / Juke Box Blues

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums.
NYC, December 12, 1947
85Lowe Groovin'Atlantic 855, 7 81293-1-F; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
86Jump With MeAtlantic 855; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
87Mad MoonAtlantic 859; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504
88Easy RiffAtlantic 866
89Joe Meets Griffunissued
90Boppin' On Michigan-
* Atlantic 7 81293-1-F   Various Artists - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 1 - 1947-74
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Atlantic 855   Joe Morris - Lowe Groovin' / Jump With Me
* Atlantic 859   Joe Morris - Mad Moon / The Spider
* Atlantic 866   Joe Morris - Easy Riff / The Applejack

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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

Tony Mayo And Her Boys From New Orleans

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums; Tony Mayo, vocals.
NYC, December 23, 1947
99TrueAtlantic unissued
100Little Miss Blues-
101He's Just My Kind-
102Juke Box BluesPlaza 5501
* Plaza 5501   Tony Mayo - Deep Water Blues / Juke Box Blues

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Wilmus Reeves, piano; George Freeman, guitar; Embra Daylie, bass; Leroy Jackson, drums.
NYC, December 29, 1947
106Through For The NightAtlantic unissued
107John's Bop (The Spider)Atlantic rejected

Phyllis Branch With Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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

1948 (age 20)

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Apex Studios, NYC, September 19, 1948
140In The Gloamin'unissued
141Wow! (as Ghee)Atlantic 870, LP 8013, (J) P-6191A, 7 81666-1-F; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
142The ApplejackAtlantic 866, 7 81293-1-F; Classics (F) 5057
143Untitledunissued
144Baloreeny Eyes-
145Bass-It-
* Atlantic LP 8013   Various Artists - Dance The Rock And Roll
* Atlantic (J) P-6191A   Various Artists - Rockin' And Jumpin'
* Atlantic 7 81666-1-F   Various Artists - Atlantic Honkers - Rhythm And Blues Sax Anthology
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Atlantic 7 81293-1-F   Various Artists - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 1 - 1947-74
* Classics (F) 5057   The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949
* Atlantic 870   Joe Morris - Ghee / Weasel Walk
* Atlantic 866   Joe Morris - Easy Riff / The Applejack

Lucille Little

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

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Apex Studios, NYC, December 22, 1948
166Weasel WalkAtlantic 870, LP 8013, (J) P-6191A, 7 81666-1-F; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
167Boogie-Woogie MarchAtlantic 885; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
168Chuck-A-Boogie-
169Jax BoogieAtlantic 892; Classics (F) 5057
170B Flat Bluesunissued
* Atlantic LP 8013   Various Artists - Dance The Rock And Roll
* Atlantic (J) P-6191A   Various Artists - Rockin' And Jumpin'
* Atlantic 7 81666-1-F   Various Artists - Atlantic Honkers - Rhythm And Blues Sax Anthology
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Classics (F) 5057   The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949
* Atlantic 870   Joe Morris - Ghee / Weasel Walk
* Atlantic 885   Joe Morris - Boogie-Woogie March / Chuck-A-Boogie
* Atlantic 892   Joe Morris - Jax Boogie / Rhumbop

1949

Wynonie Harris And His All Stars

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Fred Douglas, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Kelly Martin, drums; Wynonie Harris, vocals.
Linden, NJ, April 13, 1949
K5717Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-DeeKing 4292
K5718All She Wants To Do Is RockKing 4304, LP 607, LP 1086
K5719I Can't Take It No MoreKing 4342
* King LP 607   Wynonie Harris - Battle Of The Blues
* King LP 1086   Wynonie Harris - Good Rockin' Blues
* King 4292   Wynonie Harris - She Just Won't Tell Me No More / Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
* King 4304   Wynonie Harris - I Want My Fanny Brown / All She Wants To Do Is Rock
* King 4342   Wynonie Harris - I Can't Take It No More / I Like My Baby's Pudding

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

Joe Morris, trumpet; Alfonso King, trombone; Johnny Griffin, Wally Williams, tenor sax; Bill McLemore, baritone sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Bobby Burton, bass; Sinclair Abbott, drums.
NYC, October 28, 1949
75456The Rabbit's Hopunissued
75457Sneaking AroundDecca 48123; Classics (F) 5057
75458Portia's BoogieDecca 48123; Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504; Classics (F) 5057
75459Lowdown BabyDecca 48126; Juke Box Lil (Swd) JB 610; Classics (F) 5057
* Saxophonograph (Swd) BP 504   Johnny Griffin With Joe Morris Orchestra - Fly, Mister, Fly
* Juke Box Lil (Swd) JB 610   Joe Morris - Lowdown Baby
* Classics (F) 5057   The Chronological Joe Morris 1946-1949
* Decca 48123   Joe Morris - Sneaking Around / Portia's Boogie
* Decca 48126   Joe Morris - Lowdown Baby / Broken Hearted Blues

Joe Morris And His Orchestra

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

1950

Sticks McGhee

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

1951

Arnett Cobb And His Orchestra

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 TwoOKeh 6823; Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB-A1/JCB-B1
CO46836Walkin' HomeOKeh 6823; Epic EG 37315; Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB-A1/JCB-B1
CO46837Jumpin' The BluesOKeh 6872; Epic EG 37315; Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB-A1/JCB-B1
CO46838I'm In The Mood For Love-
* Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB-A1/JCB-B1   Jumpin' The Blues With Arnett Cobb His Tenorsax And His Orchestra 1950-1951
* Epic EG 37315   Various Artists - OKeh Jazz
* OKeh 6823   Arnett Cobb - Cocktails For Two / Walkin' Home
* OKeh 6872   Arnett Cobb - Jumpin' The Blues / I'm In The Mood For Love

1953

Babs Gonzales

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

1954

Little Johnny Griffin And His Orchestra

Joe Wilder, trumpet; Henry Coker, trombone; Ernie Wilkins, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; unknown, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; ...... Johnson, drums; Babs Gonzales, vocals.
Chicago, IL, May 13, 1954
CO51483Chicago Riffin'OKeh 7043, 7036; Epic EG 37315
CO51484'Til We Meet AgainOKeh 7043; Epic EG 37315
* Epic EG 37315   Various Artists - OKeh Jazz
* OKeh 7043   Johnny Griffin - Chicago Riffin' / 'Til We Meet Again
* OKeh 7036   Johnny Griffin - Flyin' Home / Chicago Riffin'

1956

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

1957

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Webster Hall, NYC, March 13, 1957
I Talk To The TreesVik LAK 1103
I Could Have Danced All Night-
On The Street Where You Live-
There But For You Go-
They Call The Wind Maria-
Almost Like Being In Love-
* Vik LAK 1103   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's...
= RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers + 4

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
RCA Studios, Studio 3, NYC, April 2, 1957
A Night At Tony's (take 3)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
A Night At Tony's (take 4)RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB, 07863 66661-2
Social Call (take 4)-
* RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition
* RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB   Art Blakey - Theory Of Art

A.K. Salim Octet

Johnny Coles, trumpet; Buster Cooper, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Howard Austin, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; A.K. Salim, arranger, conductor.
NYC, April 5, 1957
SAK70001A Private CloudSavoy MG 12115
SAK70002Dejeuner-
SAK70003Back Talk-
SAK70004D Minor Dipper-
* Savoy MG 12115   Yusef Lateef, A.K. Salim - Stablemates

Johnny Griffin Septet

Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957
tk.1Smokestack (alternate take)Blue Note 7243 4 99009 2 9
tk.2SmokestackBlue Note BLP 1559
tk.3The Way You Look Tonight-
tk.4Ball Bearing-
tk.5All The Things You Are-
* Blue Note BLP 1559, CDP 7 81559 2, 7243 4 99009 2 9   Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session
= Blue Note BN-LA521-H2   Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, April 8, 1957
H4JB3338Off The WallVik LAX 1115
-Off The Wall (take 5)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
H4JB3339A Night In TunisiaVik LAX 1115
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You-
-Couldn't It Be You (take 3)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
H4JB3341Theory Of ArtVik LAX 1115
H4JB3342Evans-
* Vik LAX 1115   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia
= RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB   Art Blakey - Theory Of Art
* RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition

Clark Terry Quintet

Clark Terry, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 27, 1957
Donna LeeRiverside RLP 12-237, RLP 12-267; Jazzland JLP 10; Milestone M-47032
BoardwalkRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 10
DigitsRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 10; Milestone M-47032
BoomerangRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 10
Serenade To A Bus SeatRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 7
StardustRiverside RLP 12-237, RLP 12-244; Jazzland JLP 7; Milestone M-47032
CruisingRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 7; Milestone M-47032
That Old Black MagicRiverside RLP 12-237; Jazzland JLP 7
* Riverside RLP 12-237; Original Jazz Classics OJC-066, OJCCD-066-2   Clark Terry - Serenade To A Bus Seat
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive
* Jazzland JLP 10   Clark Terry, Kenny Dorham - Top Trumpets
* Milestone M-47032   Clark Terry - Cruising
* Jazzland JLP 7   Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers - Cruisin' The Rhythm Sections
* Riverside RLP 12-244   Various Artists - Jazz For Lovers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Sabu

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; "Spanky" DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Sabu, congas, bongos.
NYC, May 13, 1957
Woodyn' YouJubilee JLP 1049
Sakeena-
Shorty-
Dawn On The Harvest-
* Jubilee JLP 1049   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers With Sabu And A Bongo - Cu-Bop
= Josie JJM 3501   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Sabu

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

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

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

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

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers / Tommy Gumina

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor 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)Calliope CAL 3008, CAL 3036
Blue Monk-
same session.
Evidence (as Justice)-
* Calliope CAL 3008   Count Basie, Joe Williams And Art Blakey - Sessions, Live
* Calliope CAL 3036   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Sessions, Live

A.K. Salim Octet

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Buster Cooper, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Max Roach, drums; Chino Pozo, congas; A.K. Salim, arranger, director.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957
70125Blu-BinskySavoy MG 12118
-Blu-Binsky (alternate take)Savoy 7567-93006-2
70126R-U 1-2Savoy MG 12118
70127Pretty For The People-
-Pretty For The People (alternate take)Savoy 7567-93006-2
70128Ba-Lu-Ee-DuSavoy MG 12118
70129Shirley Ray-
70130Takin' Care Of Business-
* Savoy MG 12118   A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People
* Savoy 7567-93006-2   A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, October 9, 1957
Deo-XBethlehem BCP-6023
* Bethlehem BCP-6023   Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive - Out Of This World...And The Next World Too
= Bethlehem BCP-6023 (later)   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive
= West Wind (G) WW 065, WW 2065   Art Blakey - For Minors Only

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, October 11, 1957
For Minors OnlyBethlehem BCP-6023
6442Right Down FrontBethlehem BCP-6023, 45-11029
Sweet SakeenaBethlehem BCP-6023
For Miles And Miles-
Krafty-
6443Late SpringBethlehem BCP-6023, 45-11029
* Bethlehem BCP-6023   Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive - Out Of This World...And The Next World Too
= Bethlehem BCP-6023 (later)   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive
= West Wind (G) WW 065, WW 2065   Art Blakey - For Minors Only
* Bethlehem 45-11029   Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers - Right Down Front / Late Spring

Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin

John Jenkins, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 16, 1957
Mamma-DaddyRiverside RLP 12-252, RLP 12-267
Desert SandsRiverside RLP 12-252
31st And State-
Lullaby Of The Leaves-
Latin Quarters-
Be-Ware-
* Riverside RLP 12-252; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1737, OJCCD-1737-2   Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin - The Chicago Sound
= Jazzland JLP 12   Johnny Griffin, Wilbur Ware - The Chicago Cookers
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 23, 1957
tk.4It's You Or No OneBlue Note BLP 1580
tk.6I'm Glad There Is You-
tk.10Latin Quarter-
tk.11Main Spring-
tk.12I Remember YouBlue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 0777 7 89383 2 3, (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.14The CongregationBlue Note BLP 1580
* Blue Note BLP 1580, B1-89383, CDP 0777 7 89383 2 3   Johnny Griffin - The Congregation
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails - The Rare Tracks

Wilbur Ware Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin

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

1958 (age 30)

Guitar Slim With Lloyd Lambert And His Orchestra

Joe Morris, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones), guitar, vocals; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
NYC, January 22, 1958
4109 | 57C346When There's No Way OutAtco 6120
4110 | 57C347If I Had My Life To Live OverAtco 6120, LP 33-103
4111 | 57C348Along About MidnightAtlantic SD 7226
4112 | 57C349My Time Is ExpensiveAtlantic unissued
* Atco LP 33-103   Various Artists - Rockin' Together
* Atlantic SD 7226   Various Artists - Texas Guitar - From Dallas To L.A.
* Atco 6120   Guitar Slim - If I Had My Life To Live Over / When There's No Way Out

Johnny Griffin Sextet

Donald Byrd, trumpet #1-4; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax #1-4; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
NYC, February 25, 1958
1.Stix' TrixRiverside RLP 12-264
2.What's New-
3.Johnny G.G.-
4.Catharsis-
5.Woody'n YouRiverside RLP 12-264, RLP 12-284
* Riverside RLP 12-264; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1827-2   Johnny Griffin Sextet
* Riverside RLP 12-284   Various Artists - Saxophone Revolt

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor 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 HudsonMilestone M-9124; Riverside R-022
* Milestone M-9124   Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot
* Riverside R-022, 15RCD-022-2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Blue Mitchell Sextet

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
NYC, July 2 & 3, 1958
Blues MarchRiverside RLP 12-273, RM 3505; Milestone M-47055
Big SixRiverside RLP 12-273
There Will Never Be Another YouRiverside RLP 12-273; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6009; Riverside RCD-6021-2
Brother 'BallRiverside RLP 12-273; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6009
JamphRiverside RLP 12-273
Sir John-
Promenade-
* Riverside RLP 12-273; Original Jazz Classics OJC-615, OJCCD-615-2   Blue Mitchell Big 6
* Riverside RM 3505, RS 93505   Various Artists - Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Benny Golson
* Milestone M-47055   Blue Mitchell - A Blue Time
* Original Jazz Classics OJC-6009, OJCCD-6009-2   Blue Mitchell - Blues On My Mind
* Riverside RCD-6021-2   Blue Mitchell - Plays For Lovers

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, July 9, 1958
Blues Five SpotMilestone M-9124; Riverside R-022; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-103-2
In Walked Bud / Epistrophy (theme)-
'Round MidnightMilestone M-9124; Riverside R-022; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-206-2
EvidenceRiverside R-022; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-206-2
Bye-Ya / Epistrophy (theme)Riverside R-022
* Milestone M-9124   Thelonious Monk - Blues Five Spot
* Riverside R-022, 15RCD-022-2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-103-2   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious In Action
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-206-2   Thelonious Monk - Misterioso

Babs Gonzales

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, vocals; with The Modern Sounds: Joe Bailey, Freeman Lee, Curtis Lewis, Mamie Watts, voices; Melba Liston, arranger.
NYC, July 16, 1958
The PreacherHope LP-0001, 1002; Decca (F) 450.928
Me, Spelled M-E, MeHope LP-0001
Those Jive New Yorkers-
A Night In TunisiaHope LP-0001; Decca (F) 450.928
Movin' And Groovin'Hope LP-0001
Lullaby Of The DoomedHope LP-0001, 1002
Le ContinentalHope LP-0001
* Hope LP-0001   Babs Gonzales - Voila
= Esquire (E) 20-097   The Preacher Babs Gonzales - Voila
* Hope 1002   Babs Gonzales - The Preacher / Lullaby Of The Doomed
* Decca (F) 450.928   Babs Gonzales - The Preacher (Drole De Reve) / Night In Tunisia

Thelonious Monk Quartet

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

Philly Joe Jones Sextet

Nat Adderley, cornet; Julian Priester, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 17, 1958
Blues For DraculaRiverside RLP 12-282
Trick Street-
Fiesta-
Tune-Up-
Ow!Riverside RLP 12-282, RM 3508
* Riverside RLP 12-282; Original Jazz Classics OJC-230, OJCCD-230-2   Philly Joe Jones Sextet - Blues For Dracula
* Riverside RM 3508, RS 93508   Various Artists - Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Dizzy Gillespie

Chet Baker Quartet

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

Nat Adderley Quintet

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

Ahmed Abdul-Malik Septet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Naim Karacand, violin; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass, oud; Al Harewood, drums; Mike Hemway, darabeka; Bilal Abdurrahman, duf; Jack Ghanaim, kannon.
NYC, October, 1958
Ya, Annas (Oh, People)Riverside RLP 12-287
Isma'a (Listen)-
El Harris (Anxious)-
Farah' Alaiyamna (Joy Up Us)-
* Riverside RLP 12-287, RLP 1121; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1820-2   Ahmed Abdul-Malik - Jazz Sahara

Randy Weston Sextet

Ray Copeland, trumpet #1-5,7; Idrees Sulieman, trumpet #6; Melba Liston, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Randy Weston, piano; George Joyner, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
RCA Studios, NYC, October, 1958
1.Earth BirthUnited Artists UAL 4011
2.Little Susan-
3.Nice Ice-
4.Little Niles-
5.Pam's Waltz-
6.Babe's Blues-
7.Let's Climb A Hill-
* United Artists UAL 4011, UAS 5011   Randy Weston's Music - Little Niles
= Blue Note BN-LA598-H2   Randy Weston - Little Niles

Machito Band

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

1959

Ahmed Abdul-Malik Orchestra

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jerome Richardson, flute; Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, tenor 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)RCA Victor LPM-2015
K2PB1845Isma's (Listen)-
K2PB1846E-Lail (The Night)-
* RCA Victor LPM-2015   Ahmed Abdul-Malik - East Meets West

Ahmed Abdul-Malik Orchestra

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)RCA Victor LPM-2015
K2PB1848Searchin'-
K2PB1849Rooh (Soul)-
K2PB1850Makawara (Fugue)-
K2PB1851El Ghada-
* RCA Victor LPM-2015   Ahmed Abdul-Malik - East Meets West

The Ira Sullivan Quintet

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 TuneDelmar DL-402
My Old Flame-
Blue Stroll-
63rd Street ThemeDelmark DE-402
BluzinbeeDelmar DL-402
Wilbur's Tune (alternate take)Delmark DE-402
* Delmar DL-402; Delmark 402   The Ira Sullivan Quintet
= Delmark DL-402, DE-402   Ira Sullivan With Johnny Griffin - Blue Stroll

Johnny Griffin Sextet

Blue Mitchell, trumpet #2-6; Julian Priester, trombone #2-6; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano #2-6; Sam Jones, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
NYC, August 4 & 5, 1959
1.Lonely OneRiverside RLP 12-304
2.Olive Refractions-
3.The Message-
4.63rd Street Theme-
5.Playmates-
6.Venus And The Moon-
* Riverside RLP 12-304, RLP 1149; Jazzland JLP 93, JLP 993; Original Jazz Classics OJC-136, OJCCD-136-2   Johnny Griffin - The Little Giant

1960

Johnny Griffin - Bud Powell Duo

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bud Powell, piano.
Paris, France, February 14, 1960
IdahoXanadu 102
Perdido-
* Xanadu 102   Bud Powell - Bud In Paris

Mel Rhyne Sextet

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

Johnny Griffin Orchestra

Bob Bryant, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn, trumpet; Matthew Gee, Julian Priester, trombone; Pat Patrick, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; Harold Mabern, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; Norman Simmons, arranger.
NYC, May 24, 1960
Wade In The WaterRiverside R-45444, REP 3203, RLP 331
Wade In The Water (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-485-2
Panic Room BluesRiverside RLP 331
Deep River-
* Riverside RLP 331, RLP 1179, RS 9331; Original Jazz Classics OJC-485, OJCCD-485-2   Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band
= Riverside RLP 479, RS 9479   Johnny Griffin - Wade In The Water
* Riverside REP 3203   Johnny Griffin - The Big Soul-Band
* Riverside R-45444   Johnny Griffin - Wade In The Water / Holla

Johnny Griffin Orchestra

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

Johnny Griffin Orchestra

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

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Norman Simmons, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 2, 1960
2429Pull My CoatPrestige 45-183, PRLP 7282
2430What's HappeningPrestige PRLP 7282
2431Abundance-
243263rd Street Theme-
2433Hey Jim!-
2434If Had You-
* Prestige PRLP 7282; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1085-2   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin - Battle Stations
* Prestige 45-183   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pull My Coat, Part 1 & 2

Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party

Dave Burns, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Norman Simmons, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Ben Riley, drums; Babs Gonzales, announcer.
live in NYC, September 27, 1960
Party TimeRiverside RLP 338
Good Bait-
There Will Never Be Another You-
Toe-Tappin'-
You've Changed-
Low Gravy-
* Riverside RLP 338, RS 9338; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1902-2   Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.
early 1960s
PiscesOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-1104-2
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set-
Willow Weep For Me-
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered-
What Is There To Say-
She's Funny That Way-
Yesterdays-
Sophisticated Lady-
Willow Weep For Me (alternate take)-
She's Funny That Way (alternate take)-
Sophisticated Lady (alternate take)-
What Is There To Say (alternate take)-
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1104-2   Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pisces

1961

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, 1st set, January 6, 1961
Billie's BouncePrestige PR 7309
Epistrophy-
Well, You Needn't-
* Prestige PR 7309   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin - The First Set

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.: same personnel.
"Minton's Playhouse", NYC, midnight set, January 6, 1961
In Walked BudPrestige PR 7330
Land Of Dreams-
Bean-O-
Robbins' Nest-
Our Delight-
Theme-
* Prestige PR 7330   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Midnight Show

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, tenor sax #1-5; Junior Mance, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
NYC, February 7, 1961
1.Rhythm-a-ningJazzland J-45708, JLP 39
2.In Walked BudJazzland J-45707, JLP 39
3.EpistrophyJazzland JLP 39
4.Stickball (I Mean You)-
5.Well, You Needn't-
6.'Round MidnightJazzland J-45707, JLP 39
* Jazzland JLP 39, JLP 939S; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1911-2   Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Lookin' At Monk!
* Jazzland J-45708   Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Rhythm-a-ning / Ruby, My Dear
* Jazzland J-45707   Johnny Griffin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - In Walked Bud / 'Round Midnight

Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Bennie Green Quintet

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

Bennie Green Quintet

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

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass

Clark Terry, flugelhorn, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, trombone; Ray Alonge, French horn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Alfred Brown, Harry Lookofsky, David Schwartz, violin; Charles McCracken, Lucient Schmit, cello; Jimmy Jones, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
NYC, July 13, 1961
No MoreRiverside RLP 387
Gloomy Sunday-
Don't Explain-
* Riverside RLP 387, RS 9387; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1877-2   Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass - White Gardenia
= Milestone M-47014   Johnny Griffin - Big Soul

Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass

Nat Adderley, cornet; Ernie Royal, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, trombone; Ray Alonge, French horn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Alfred Brown, Harry Lookofsky, David Schwartz, violin; Maurice Bialkin, Lucient Schmit, Ray Schweitzer, Edgardo Sodero, cello; Barry Harris, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
NYC, July 14, 1961
That Old Devil Called LoveRiverside RLP 387
Detour Ahead-
Travelin' Light-
* Riverside RLP 387, RS 9387; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1877-2   Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass - White Gardenia
= Milestone M-47014   Johnny Griffin - Big Soul

Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass

Nat Adderley, cornet; Ernie Royal, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, trombone; Ray Alonge, French horn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Alfred Brown, Harry Lookofsky, David Schwartz, violin; Abe Kessler, Peter Makas, Charles McCracken, cello; Jimmy Jones, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
NYC, July 17, 1961
White GardeniaRiverside R-4514, RLP 387
God Bless The ChildRiverside RLP 387
Good Morning, HeartacheRiverside R-4514, RLP 387
Left AloneRiverside RLP 387
* Riverside RLP 387, RS 9387; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1877-2   Johnny Griffin With Strings And Brass - White Gardenia
= Milestone M-47014   Johnny Griffin - Big Soul
* Riverside R-4514   Johnny Griffin - White Gardenia / Good Morning, Heartache

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Eddie Jefferson

Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; James Moody, alto sax, flute; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Arthur Clarke, baritone sax; Joe Zawinul, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Eddie Jefferson, vocals.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 18, 1961
Letter From HomeRiverside RLP 411
Things Are Getting Better-
I Feel So Good-
* Riverside RLP 411, RS 9411; Original Jazz Classics OJC-307, OJCCD-307-2   Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
NYC, December 21, 1961
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's HairRiverside RLP 420
Oh, Now I See-
Hush-A-Bye-
* Riverside RLP 420, RS 9420; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1952-2   Johnny Griffin - The Kerry Dancers

1962

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Eddie Jefferson

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; Eddie Jefferson, vocals.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962
Billie's Bounce (take 3)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-307-2
Billie's Bounce (take 4)Riverside RLP 411
Soft And Furry-
Keep Walkin' (take 1)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-307-2
Keep Walkin' (take 4)Riverside RLP 411
Bless My Soul-
* Riverside RLP 411, RS 9411; Original Jazz Classics OJC-307, OJCCD-307-2   Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Johnny Lytle Quintet

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

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Eddie Jefferson

Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; James Moody, alto sax, flute; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Arthur Clarke, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Eddie Jefferson, vocals.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 8, 1962
Take The "A" TrainRiverside RLP 411
Back In Town-
A Night In Tunisia-
* Riverside RLP 411, RS 9411; Original Jazz Classics OJC-307, OJCCD-307-2   Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home

Tadd Dameron Orchestra

Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Jerry Dodgion, Leo Wright, alto 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.
NYC, February 27, 1962
Our DelightRiverside RLP 419
Our Delight (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-143-2
Bevan's BirthdayRiverside RLP 419
Dial "B" For Beauty-
* Riverside RLP 419, RS 9419; Original Jazz Classics OJC-143, OJCCD-143-2   Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch

Tadd Dameron Orchestra

Blue Mitchell, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Jerry Dodgion, Leo Wright, alto 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; Tadd Dameron, arranger, conductor.: Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Ron Carter, bass; replaces Wilder, Duvivier.
NYC, March 9, 1962
On A Misty NightRiverside R-45474, RLP 419
On A Misty Night (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-143-2
FontainebleauRiverside RLP 419
Swift As The WindRiverside R-45474, RLP 419
* Riverside RLP 419, RS 9419; Original Jazz Classics OJC-143, OJCCD-143-2   Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch
* Riverside R-45474   Tadd Dameron - On A Misty Night / Swift As The Wind

Tadd Dameron Orchestra

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

Wes Montgomery Quintet

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

Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

Babs Gonzales

Clark Terry, trumpet, flugelhorn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Ben Riley, drums; Babs Gonzales, vocals, raconteur.
"Smalls Paradise", Harlem, NY, 1962
Introduction / Satin DollDauntless DM 4311
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-
* Dauntless DM 4311, DS 6311   Sunday Afternoon With Babs Gonzales At Small's Paradise
= Chiaroscuro CR 2025   Babs Gonzales - Live At Small's Paradise

1963

Johnny Griffin - Matthew Gee Sextet

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

Johnny Griffin - Matthew Gee Sextet

Matthew Gee, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Hank Jones, organ #1,2, piano #3-6; Aaron Bell, bass #1,2,4-6, tuba #3; Art Taylor, drums; Carlos "Patato" Valdes, bongos, congas.
NYC, May 16, 1963
1. 7011HereAtlantic LP 1431
2. 7012Poor Butterfly-
3. 7013The Swingers Get The Blues Too-
4. 7014At Sundown-
5. 7015Mood For Cryin'-
6. 7016Happy Timesunissued
* Atlantic LP 1431, SD 1431   Johnny Griffin And Matthew Gee - Soul Groove

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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 LadyPolskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0193
Rhythm-a-ning-
* Polskie Nagrania Muza (Polish) XL 0193   Various Artists - Jazz Jamboree 63, Vol. 2

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Johnny Griffin - Buddy Montgomery Quartet

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

1964

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

NDR Jazz Workshop

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin, trombone; Johnny Scott, alto 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 CatsAtlantic (Eu) ATL 60073
* Atlantic (Eu) ATL 60073   Various Artists - NDR Jazz Workshop

International Jazz Workshop

Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Johnny Renard, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Eje Thelin, trombone; Johnny Scott, alto 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-WalzerPhilips 48095
35498Blazy Bones Revisited-
35499Concerto For Benjamin And Jonathan-
36500Waltz Of The Jive Cats-
36501Hip-Hit-
36502Revelation-
36503Conversation-
36504The Jamf's Are Coming-
* Philips 48095   Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop - Ruhr Festival 1964
= EmArcy MGE 26002, SRE 66002   Various Artists - International Jazz Workshop

Bud Powell Trio With Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Bud Powell, piano; Guy Hayat, bass; Jacques Gervais, drums.
"Hotel-Restaurant La Belle Escale", Edenville, France, August 8-14, 1964
Straight, No ChaserFontana (Du) 883 903 JCY
Wee-
Hot House-
same session.
-
Wee
Straight, No Chaser
same session.
Body And SoulDuke (It) D-1012
Wee Dot (as Blues)-
same session.
Talking / Hot HouseMythic Sound MS 6008-1
Body And Soul-
* Fontana (Du) 883 903 JCY, (E) SFJL 903   Bud Powell - Hot House
= Black Lion (G) BLP 60121, (G) BLCD 760121   Bud Powell - Salt Peanuts
* Duke (It) D-1012   Bud Powell - In Europe
* Mythic Sound MS 6008-1, MS 6008-2   Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 8 - Holidays In Edenville, 64

1965

Wes Montgomery Quintet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Harold Mabern, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Arthur Harper, bass; Jimmy Lovelace, drums.
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, March 27, 1965
'Round MidnightBYG (J) YX-4016/17; Affinity (E) AFF 18
Full HouseFrance's Concert (F) FC 108
Blue 'N' Boogie-
West Coast Blues-
* BYG (J) YX-4016/17   Wes Montgomery - Solitude
= BYG (G) 6623 952   Wes Montgomery - The Paris Session
* Affinity (E) AFF 18   Wes Montgomery - Solitude
* France's Concert (F) FC 108   Wes Montgomery - Live In Paris 1965

Wes Montgomery Octet/Quintet/Quartet

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

Wes Montgomery Octet

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

Pierre Michelot And His Orchestra

Roger Guerin, Yvan Julien, trumpet; Dominique Chanson, Johnny Griffin, tenor 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 / WinterPhilips (F) P 70306 L
* Philips (F) P 70306 L   Pierre Michelot - Four Seasons In Jazz - Round About A Bass

1967

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Shake Keane, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Karl Drewo, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano, arranger; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Fats Sadi, bongos.
Cologne, West Germany, June 18, 1967
New BoxSABA (G) SB 15138
Sax No End-
Griff's Groove-
Lockjaw Blues-
The Turk-
Milkshake-
Peter's Waltz-
Griff' N' Jaws-
* SABA (G) SB 15138; MPS (G) MPS 15138; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 644, 21 20644-0   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Sax No End
= Prestige PR 7634   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Fire, Soul, Heat And Guts

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Shake Keane, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Torolf Molgaard, Nat Peck, trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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 BunchColumbia (G) SMC 74323
Greensleeves-
Funiculi Funicula-
Night In Warsaw-
I Don't Want Nothin'-
The Turk-
Here The Good Wind Comes-
Return-
Dear Old Stockholm-
* Columbia (G) SMC 74323   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Out Of The Folk Bag

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Tony Coe, Derek Humble, alto 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 BoxMuse MR 5056
A Rosa Negra-
Duas Rosas-
Milkshake-
Open Door-
Dia Blues-
Total Blues-
* Muse MR 5056   Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke Big Band - Open Door

Thelonious Monk Octet

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
live in Stockholm, Sweden, October 11, 1967
EpistrophyColumbia/Legacy CJ 45358
Evidence-
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Thelonious Monk Nonet

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
"De Doelen", Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 28, 1967
Blue MonkUnique Jazz UJ 12
Hackensack-
* Unique Jazz UJ 12   Thelonious Monk Quartet And Octet In Europe

Thelonious Monk Nonet

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn #3; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
live in Rotterdam, Netherlands or Berlin, West Germany, October 28 or November 4, 1967
1.Oska TAffinity (E) AFFD 192
2.Evidence-
3.Blue Monk-
* Affinity (E) AFFD 192   Thelonious Monk - On Tour In Europe

Thelonious Monk Nonet

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, November 3, 1967
Ruby, My DearFrance's Concert (F) FC 113
Wee See-
Epistrophy-
Oska T-
Evidence-
Blue Monk-
Epistrophy-
* France's Concert (F) FC 113   Thelonious Monk Nonet Live In Paris 1967

Thelonious Monk Octet

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Clark Terry, flugelhorn #2; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
live in Berlin, West Germany, November 4, 1967
1.EvidenceHeart Note (Swd) HN 003
2.Blue Monk-
* Heart Note (Swd) HN 003   Thelonious Monk - In Europe

Thelonious Monk Octet

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
live in Mainz, West Germany, November, 1967
I Mean You (rehearsal and performance)Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358
* Columbia/Legacy CJ 45358, CK 45358   Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Soundtrack)

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Shake Keane, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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
ResurrectionCampi (It) SJG 12004
Woody Nightshade-
New Eye-
Mauve-
The 18th Man-
Klook's Report-
Presoneske-
Hopeless-
Shihab Humble & Co.-
You Dig It-
The Griffin-
Kenny And Kenny-
* Campi (It) SJG 12004   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - 17 Men And Their Music

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

1968 (age 40)

Johnny Griffin Quartet With Dexter Gordon

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 SoulJoker (J) UPS-2058-KR
2.All The Things You Are-
3.Blues Up And Down-
* Joker (J) UPS-2058-KR; Lotus (It) ORL 8247   Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation
= Lotus (It) LOP 14.082   Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon
= Ninety-One Jazz Vintage (J) CRCJ-10010   Johnny Griffin And Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Sonny Gray, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Dave Pike, vibes; Francy Boland, piano, arranger; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.
Cologne, West Germany, May 13 & 14, 1968
Let's Face The Music And DanceMPS (G) MPS 15214
I'm All Smiles-
You Stepped Out Of A Dream-
I'm Glad There Is You-
Get Out Of Town-
By Strauss-
When Your Lover Has Gone-
Gloria-
Sweet And Lovely-
High School Cadets-
* MPS (G) MPS 15214; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 686, 21 29686-5   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - All Smiles
= Prestige PR 7699   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Let's Face The Music

Johnny Griffin - Art Taylor Quartet

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

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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 & 29, 1968
VortographsMPS (G) MPS 15218
Solarisation-
Panchromatic-
Mcrographic-
* MPS (G) MPS 15218; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 689, 21 29689-1   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Faces

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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 ManCampi (It) SJG 12006
Je M'en Fous-
Your Smile-
Questi Vent'anni Miei-
Psserella Di 8 2/1-
Rome Nun Fa'la Stupida Stasera-
More-
Canto D'amore-
Voglio Bene Al Mond-
La Hora De La Verdad-
Saxsology-
* Campi (It) SJG 12006   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - More

Johnny Griffin Octet

Benny Bailey, trumpet, flugelhorn; Ake Persson, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Francy Boland, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums.
Cologne, West Germany, August 27, 1968
Foot PattingVogue (G) LDVS 17164
Please Send Me Someone To Love-
The Turk's Bolero-
Deep Eight-
A Handful Of Soul-
The Jamfs Are Coming-
Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz-
* Vogue (G) LDVS 17164   Johnny Griffin - Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Milo Pavlovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, Phil Woods, alto sax; Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Francy Boland, piano; Jean Warland, Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Kenny Clare, Albert Heath, Tony Inzalaco, Shake Keane, "Sabu" Martinez, percussion; Manny Albam, arranger.
Cologne, West Germany, August 28 & 29, 1968
Latin Kaleidoscope: Un Graso De Areia / Duas Rosas / A Rosa Negra / Uma Fita De Tres Cores / Ollilos Negros / Ramo De FloresMPS (G) MPS 15213
Cuban Fever: Fiebre Cuban / Mambo De Las Brujas / Strano Sueno / Cara Bruja / Crepusculo Y Aurora-
* MPS (G) MPS 15213; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 685, 21 29685-7; Prestige PR 7760   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Latin Kaleidoscope

Gitte Haenning With Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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, vocals.
Cologne, West Germany, September 4 & 5, 1968
My Kinda WorldveraBra Records (G) veraBra No. 20
A Sack Of Dreams-
A World Without Love-
Go To Hell-
Imagination-
Please Send Me Someone To Love-
Out Of The World-
Marriage Is For Old Folks-
I Love The Life I Live-
November Girl-
* veraBra Records (G) veraBra No. 20   Gitte Haenning, Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Out Of The World

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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 & 3, 1968
1st Movement: Villa RadieuseMPS (G) MPS 15220
2nd Movement: Tween Dusk And Dawn In Via Urbana-
3rd Movement: Rosati At Popolo Square-
* MPS (G) MPS 15220; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 691, 21 29691-1   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Fellini 712

1969

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Eric Van Lier, bass trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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 703SABA (G) SB 15076
Griff's Groove-
Volcano-
Love Which To No Loved One Permits Excuse For Loving-
Now Hear My Meanin'-
And Then Wee Issued Out Again Too See The Stars-
You Stepped Out Of A DreamPolydor (G) 583 055
Felini 712-
The Girl And The Turk-
Kenny And Kenny-
Rue Chaptal-
I Don't Want Nothin'-
Sax No End-
* SABA (G) SB 15076; MPS (G) MPS 15076   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Volcano
* Polydor (G) 583 055   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - Rue Chaptal

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Eric Van Lier, bass trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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 ComingMPS (G) MPS 15288
2.At Ronnie's All Blues-
3.1st Movement: Open Door-
4.2nd Movement: Dia-Bleu-
5.The Wildman-
6.3rd Movement: Total Blues-
* MPS (G) MPS 15288; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 747, 21 20747-0   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - All Blues

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Eric Van Lier, bass trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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 NoteMPS (G) MPS 15287
Lullaby Of The Leaves-
Bei Mir War Es Immer So Scho-
My Favorite Things-
Just In Time-
All Through The Night-
November Girl-
My Heart Belongs To Daddy-
Love For Sale-
* MPS (G) MPS 15287; MPS/BASF (G) CRM 746, 21 20746-2   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - More Smiles

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Dusko Gojkovic, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins, trumpet; Eric Van Lier, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, alto 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
PentonvillePolydor (Eu) 2460 131
Wormwood Scrubs-
Doing Time-
Broadmoor-
Holloway-
Reprieve-
Going Straight-
* Polydor (Eu) 2460 131   Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland - At Her Majesty's Pleasure...

Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Benny Bailey, Jimmy Deuchar, Roger Guerin, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Ake Persson, trombone; Derek Humble, Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, Billy Mitchell, Ronnie Scott, tenor sax; Francy Boland, piano, arranger; Kenny Clarke, drums; and others.
Warsaw, Poland, fall 1969
Tarantas DriveSupraphon (Czech) SUA 15988
Old Stuff-
Sunday At Ten-
Sabbath Message-
Funiculi-Funicula-
Greensleeves-
I Don't Want Nothing-
The Good Wind Is Here-
The Turk-
Nights In Warsaw-
* Supraphon (Czech) SUA 15988   Francy Boland And Kenny Clarke Famous Orchestra

1970

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

1971

Dizzy Gillespie - Johnny Griffin Quintet

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

1972

Charles Mingus Orchestra

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

Vaclav Zahradnik Big Band

Miloslav Bures, Jiri Isera, Jaroslav Lautner, Dizzy Reece, trumpet; Yan Hyncia, Erich Kleinschuster, Zdenek Pulec, Lumir Zrucky, trombone; Slide Hampton, trombone, arranger; Viadena Bouchalova, Emanuel Hrdina, French horn; Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, alto 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 DreamSupraphon (Czech) CZ 1151370
Body And Soul-
'Round Midnight-
Hello Tony-
Yesterday-
When The Saints Go Marching In-
* Supraphon (Czech) CZ 1151370   Vaclav Zahradnik - Euro Jazz

1973

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Humberto Canto, congas.
Paris, France, April 13, 1973
FiestaAmerica (F) 30 AM 6133; Prestige PR 24047
Mo-Jo-
MantecaAmerica (F) 30 AM 6135; Prestige PR 24047
Wheatleigh Hall-
* America (F) 30 AM 6133   Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant
* Prestige PR 24047   Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant
* America (F) 30 AM 6135   Dizzy Gillespie - The Source

RTV Zagreb Big Band

Stanko Brichta, Marijan Domic, Ante Dropuljic, Ladislav Fidry, Stipica Kalodjera, Franjo Karlovic, trumpet; Hrvoje Brajer, Jurica Cukac, Marko Ivanovic, Ico Keleman, Ante Opasic, Vladimir Susic, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Miroslav Sedak Bencic, Ozren Depolo, Boris Franciskovic, Bojan Hohnjec, Maks Johan, Marijan Scukanec, sax; Bosko Petrovic, vibes; Zlatko Dvorzak, Davor Kajfes, piano; Stipica Kalodjera, keyboards; Damir Dicic, guitar; Kresimir Rameta, bass; Silvije Glojnaric, Petar Petej, drums; Miljenko Prohaska, conductor.
Yugoslavia, May 26, 1973
AnabellaJugoton (Yu) LSY 68095
* Jugoton (Yu) LSY 68095   Various Artists - Big Band RTV Zagreb With American Soloists - Golden Hours

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Klaus Doldinger Nonet

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

1974

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Franco D'Andrea, piano; Giovanni Tommaso, bass; Bruno Biriaco, drums.
"Music Inn", Rome, Italy, April 7, 1974
Music Inn BluesHoro (It) HLL 101-10
For The Love Of-
Always Forever-
Keep Going-
The Pasta ParadeHoro (It) HLL 101-17
* Horo (It) HLL 101-10   Johnny Griffin - Jazz A Confronto 10
= Horo (J) RVJ-6040   Johnny Griffin - Jazz A Confronto
* Horo (It) HLL 101-17   Various Artists - Jazz A Confronto 17 - Jac's Anthology

1975

The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 16, 1975
Lover Come Back To MePablo 2310-749
What's New-
Cherokee-
I'll Remember AprilPablo 2625-707; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-739-2
* Pablo 2310-749; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-739-2   The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
* Pablo 2625-707   Various Artists - The Montreux Collection 1975

Count Basie Jam

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Count Basie, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 19, 1975
Billie's BouncePablo 2310-750
Festival Blues-
Lester Leaps In-
Collection BluesPablo 2625-707
* Pablo 2310-750; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-933-2   Count Basie Jam Session At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
* Pablo 2625-707   Various Artists - The Montreux Collection 1975

Roy Eldridge Septet

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor 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 BloosPablo PACD-5314-2
Lover Man-
Undecided-
Hackensack-
* Pablo PACD-5314-2   Roy Eldridge - Decidedly

Klaus Doldinger Nonet

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 & 29, 1975
31527Compared To WhatAtlantic SD 18162
31528Albatros Song-
31529Abracadabra-
31530Jadoo-
31531Ready For Takeoff-
31532Angel Wings-
* Atlantic SD 18162   Passport - Doldinger Jubilee '75

Johnny Griffin - Art Taylor Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Rein De Graff, piano; Henk Haverhoek, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
"Blue Note Im Pumpwerk", Wilhelmshaven, West Germany, December, 1975
WeeTimeless (Du) SJP 121
All The Things You Are-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 121, (US) TI 311, (J) RJ-6050   Johnny Griffin/Art Taylor Quartet - The Jamfs Are Coming!

Boy Edgar Big Band

Benny Bailey, Ado Broodboom, Eddie Engels, Leo Goudriaan, Dizzy Reece, Karel Roberti, trumpet; Jon English, Slide Hampton, Frans Van Luyn, Frank Rosolino, Oscar Slembroek, Jiggs Wigham, trombone; Wim Brieffies, Rudi Brink, Wim Ter Bruggen, Tinus Bruin, Johnny Griffin, Giji Hendriks, Freddie Van Ingen, Fred Leeflang, Ferdinand Povel, Toon Van Vliet, Harvey Wainapel, sax; Boy Edgar, piano; Bert Van Duynhoven, Arjen Gorter, Leo Goudriaan, Jack Layton, bass; Martin Van Duynhoven, John Engels, Art Taylor, drums; Gerrie Van Der Klei, vocals.
Hilversum, Netherlands, 1975
In A Sentimental MoodHvhaast 022
The One And Only Duke-
I Got It Bad-
In My Solitude-
T.G.T.T.-
Come Sunday-
Ready Go-
Music Was His Mistress I-
This Love-
Interlude-
In A Waltzy Mood-
A Blues-
Try Out-
Music Was His Mistress II-
* Hvhaast 022   Boy Edgar - Music Was His Mistress

1976

Peter Herbolzheimer And His Big Band

Nat Adderley, cornet #9; Rick Kiefer, Ron Simmonds, Derek Watkins, trumpet; Art Farmer, Ack Van Rooyen, trumpet, flugelhorn; Otto Bredl, Slide Hampton, Albert Mangelsdorff, Jiggs Whigham, trombone; Peter Herbolzheimer, trombone, arranger, conductor; Herb Geller, Ferdinand Povel, alto 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, vocals; Nippy Noya, percussion; Quincy Jones, arranger.
"Jazz Gala Concert", Hannover & Wiesbaden, West Germany, January 18 & 23, 1976
1. 32485Blues In My ShoesAtlantic SD 1693
2. 32486Song For Strayhorn-
3. 32487Festive Minor-
4. 32488Brown Ballad-
5. 32489Moondance-
6. 32490Times Lie-
7. 32491Gentle Mood-
8. 32492The Up And Down Man-
9. 32493Jive Samba-
10. 32494Work Song-
* Atlantic SD 1693   Peter Herbolzheimer - Jazz Gala Concert

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

1977

Peter Herbolzheimer And His Big Band

Benny Bailey, Palle Mikkelborg, Ron Simmons, Lew Soloff, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals; Ack Van Rooyen, flugelhorn; Otto Bredl, Peter Herbolzheimer, Erich Kleinschuster, Albert Mangelsdorff, Frank Rosolino, Jiggs Wigham, trombone; Johnny Griffin, Ferdinand Povel, tenor 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
FilibusterTelefunken (N) 6 28438 DT
Like Someone In Love-
Butterfly-
Manteca-
Nica's Dream-
The Healer-
Don't Speak Now-
Tee Pee Time-
Mumbles-
Wheeler's Choice-
Hypnotic Pig Nose-
Ant Stepped On An Elephant's Toe-
Supraconductivity-
Sideways-
Corean Chic-
Spanish Flavor-
N Eocho-
Hip Walk-
* Telefunken (N) 6 28438 DT   Various Artists - Jazz Gala 77

Johnny Griffin - Art Taylor Quartet

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 DotTimeless (Du) SJP 121
* Timeless (Du) SJP 121, (US) TI 311, (J) RJ-6050   Johnny Griffin/Art Taylor Quartet - The Jamfs Are Coming!

1978 (age 50)

Rolf Ericson - Johnny Griffin Quintet

Rolf Ericson, trumpet, flugelhorn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Fritz Pauer, piano; Lucas Lindholm, bass; Ronnie Stephenson, drums.
Berlin, West Germany, May 27 & 28, 1978
Double DigitFour Leaf Clover (Swd) FLC 5027
Fragrance-
Oblivion-
Taboo-
Sweet And Handsome-
Korn Blues-
* Four Leaf Clover (Swd) FLC 5027   Rolf Ericson, Johnny Griffin - Sincerely Ours

Johnny Griffin - Art Taylor Quartet

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

Nat Adderley Quintet

Nat Adderley, cornet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Victor Feldman, piano, electric piano; Ron Carter, bass; Roy McCurdy, drums.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 18 & 19, 1978
Fortune's ChildGalaxy GXY-5120
A Little New York Midtown Music-
Sunshine Sammy-
Yeehaw Junction-
Come Rain Or Come Shine-
Whipitup-
Saguaro-
* Galaxy GXY-5120; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1008-2   Nat Adderley - A Little New York Midtown Music

Dexter Gordon Quintet

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

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Johnny Griffin Sextet

Johnny Griffin, tenor 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 TunisiaGalaxy GXY-5126
Bush Dance-
The Jamfs Are Coming-
Since I Fell For You-
Knucklebean-
* Galaxy GXY-5126, GCD-95004-2   Johnny Griffin - Bush Dance

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 1, 2, 4 & 5, 1978
Billie's Bounce (take 2)Galaxy (J) SMJ-9532-3, GXY-5134
Billie's Bounce (take 1)Galaxy GCD-95002-2
same session.
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (take 2)Galaxy (J) SMJ-9532-3, GXY-5133
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (take 1)Galaxy GCD-95003-2
* Galaxy (J) SMJ-9532-3   Various Artists - Birds And Ballads
* Galaxy GXY-5134   Various Artists - 5 Birds And A Monk
= Galaxy GCD-95002-2   Various Artists - Birds And Monks
* Galaxy GXY-5133   Various Artists - Ballads By Four
= Galaxy GCD-95003-2   Various Artists - Ballads By Five

1979

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Rita Reys

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pim Jacobs, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Peter Ypma, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
NYC, 1979
Too Marvelous For WordsColumbia 83981
Fly Me To The Moon-
Poor Butterfly-
My Foolish Heart-
Mr. Wonderful-
That Old Feeling-
Over The Rainbow-
Remember-
Everything Happens To Me-
Isn't It Romantic-
The Touch Of Your Lips-
* Columbia 83981   Rita Reys - That Old Feeling

1980

Ray Brown Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Monty Alexander, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Martin Drew, drums.
Ludwigsburg, West Germany, April, 1980
Blues For GroundhogJeton (G) 1003312
Sophisticated Lady / Rocks In My Bed-
S'posin'-
Put Your Little Foot Right Out-
Consider-
Swamp Fire-
Happy Talk-
Please Send Me Someone To Love-
Accopong-
Summerwind-
Griff And Me-
Delaunay's Dilemma-
* Jeton (G) 1003312   Ray Brown - Summerwind

1981

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

1983

Philly Joe Jones Dameronia

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

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Curtis Lundy, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, July 25-26, 1983
I Mean YouGalaxy GXY-5146, GCD-95004-2
Lover Man-
Call It Whachawana-
A Waltz With Sweetie-
Jabbo's RevengeGalaxy GXY-5146
* Galaxy GXY-5146   Johnny Griffin - Call It Whachawana
* Galaxy GCD-95004-2   Johnny Griffin - Bush Dance

Daniel Humair Quartet

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

Jimmy Smith Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jimmy Smith, organ, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Mike Baker, drums.
"Atlanta Free Jazz Festival", Atlanta, GA, September 3, 1983
Keep On Comin'Elektra Musician E1-60301
Be Yourself-
No Problem-
Piano Solo Medley: Summertime / Yesterdays-
Callitwhachawanna-
* Elektra Musician E1-60301   Jimmy Smith - Keep On Comin'

1984

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Harry Pickens, piano; Curtis Lundy, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
"Jazzbuhne Berlin", "Friedrichstadtpalast", East Berlin, East Germany, June 17, 1984
Call It Whacha WannaAmiga (G) 8 56 089
Sophisticated Lady-
I Mean You / Wee-
* Amiga (G) 8 56 089   Johnny Griffin Quartet - Live - Jazzbuhne Berlin '84

Johnny Griffin Orchestra

Mike Mantler, trumpet; Vincent Chancey, flugelhorn; Gary Valente, trombone; 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
MisteriosoA&M SP-6600
* A&M SP-6600   Various Artists - That's The Way, I Feel Now - Tribute To Thelonious Monk

1985

Three Generations Of Tenorsaxophone

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 ChaptalJHM Records (Swi) JHM 3611
I Should Have Known-
Waltz With Sweetie-
same session.
Backlog-
My Little Brown Book-
The Things I Leave Behind-
Bean And The Boys-
* JHM Records (Swi) JHM 3611   Johnny Griffin, Sal Nistico, Roman Schwaller - Three Generations Of Tenorsaxophone

The All Star Jazz Messengers At One Night With Blue Note

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

Paris Reunion Band

Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor 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 ThemeGazell (Swd) GJ 1002
Sweet Love Of Mine-
The Burner-
Waltz-
Callitwhachawanna-
* Gazell (Swd) GJ 1002; Sonet (E) SNTF 945   Paris Reunion Band - French Cooking

1986

Deborah Brown

Benny Bailey, trumpet, flugelhorn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Hein Van De Geyn, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; Deborah Brown, vocals.
Continental, September, 1986
Donna LeeAlfa Jazz (J) 32R2-25
In A Mellow Tone-
Spring Fever-
Dexterity-
Arrival-
Half Nelson-
Norma-
Silver Blues-
Meditation-
Here's That Rainy Day-
Marmaduke-
My Foolish Heart-
Quiet Now-
* Alfa Jazz (J) 32R2-25   Deborah Brown - Euroboppin'

1987

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Ben Sidran, piano, vocals; Jimmy Woode, bass; Ben Riley, drums; Clementine, vocals #14.
Barcelona, Spain, October 28 & 29, 1987
1.Good FoodOrange Blue (F) OB 002 CD
2.Can't We Talk It Over-
3.Lullaby In Rhythm-
4.Get To The Point-
5.Have You Heard The News-
6.Old Folks-
7.Have You Met Miss Jones-
8.Little Sherry-
9.New York State Of Mind-
10.Try (The Way It Was)-
11.Straight, No Chaser-
12.My Wife-
13.Lately-
14.Girl Talk-
* Orange Blue (F) OB 002 CD   Johnny Griffin - Have You Met...Barcelona

Clementine

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

Clementine

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Patrice Galas, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Bobby Durham, drums; Freddy Citadelle, percussion #8; Clementine, vocals.
Paris, France, December 13 & 14, 1987
1.Un Apres-Midi A Paris (Afternoon In Paris)Orange Blue (F) OB 004 CD
2.Easy Living-
3.Line For Lyons-
4.Night Lights-
5.Don't Be Blue-
6.All Blues-
7.Lady Wants To Know-
8.Otra Vez-
* Orange Blue (F) OB 004 CD   Clementine - Continent Blue

1988 (age 60)

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

1989

Don Sickler - Jackie McLean Septet

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

Big Band De Lausanne

William Holden, Matthieu Michel, Jean-Michel Pelichet, Raoul Schmassmann, Serge Wintsch, trumpet; Nestor Beney, Vincent Lachat, Bernard Trinchan, trombone; Jean-Pierre Beltrami, bass trombone; Michael Weber, alto 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'Plainisphare (Swi) PL 1267-49
Sweet And Slow-
Fifty-Six-
Isfahan-
Rock Skippin' (At The Blue Note)-
Sister-
Monk's Dream-
Moon Light-
* Plainisphare (Swi) PL 1267-49   Big Band De Lausanne - A Monk's Dream

Viktor Lazlo

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

1990

Johnny Griffin Sextet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Steve Nelson, vibes; Michael Weiss, piano, arranger; Dennis Irwin, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
BMG Studios, NYC, October 26, 1990
The CatAntilles 422 848 421-2
What Do You Do-
The Count-
* Antilles 422 848 421-2   Johnny Griffin - The Cat

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

1992

Johnny Griffin Quartet + 3

Steve Turre, trombone #1-3,5-7; John Clark, French horn #1-3,5-7; Dave Bargeron, tuba #1-3,5-7; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Michael Weiss, piano, arranger; Peter Washington, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
BMG Studios, NYC, April 29 & 30, 1992
1.From Here To ThereAntilles 314 512 604-2
2.Dance Of Passion-
3.Make Up Your Mind-
4.The Way It Is-
5.Take My Hand-
6.You've Never Been There-
7.Dawn-
8.All Through The Night-
* Antilles 314 512 604-2   Johnny Griffin - Dance Of Passion

1993

Roy Hargrove Quintet With Johnny Griffin

Roy Hargrove, trumpet, flugelhorn; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Ron Blake, tenor, soprano sax; Cyrus Chestnut, piano; Rodney Whitaker, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums.
Teatro Mancinelli, Orvieto, Italy, December 28, 1993
When We Were OneVerve 314 523 019-2
Greens At The Chicken Shack-
* Verve 314 523 019-2   Roy Hargrove Quintet With The Tenors Of Our Time

1994

Johnny Griffin Quartet

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

Roy Hargrove, trumpet #1; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Peter Martin, piano; Rodney Whitaker, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums.
RPM Sound Studios, NYC, December 4 & 5, 1994
1.The Jamfs Are ComingVerve 314 527 367-2
2.To Love-
3.Not Yet-
Roy Hargrove, trumpet #4, flugelhorn #6; Johnny Griffin, tenor 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-
* Verve 314 527 367-2   Johnny Griffin - Chicago, New York, Paris

1996

Johnny Griffin And The Great Danes

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

Euro American All Stars

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 & 17, 1996
Ascenseur Pour L'echafaudMeldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30021
Dear Old Stockholm-
Blues De Memphis-
Hash-A-By-
Wanna Be-
The Summer Knows-
Manha De Carnaval-
Star Dust-
Old Montmarte-
* Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30021   Euro American All Stars - Swing Journal - The Reader's Produce - Old Montmartre - Dream Session '97

1998 (age 70)

Phil Woods Sextet/Quintet Featuring Johnny Griffin

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 & 11, 1998
1.The Rev And IBlue Note 7243 4 94100 2 2
2.We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together-
3.Hand In Glove-
4.All Too Soon-
5.Red Top-
6.I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking-
7.Loose Change-
8.Dutch Morning-
9.Before I Left-
* Blue Note 7243 4 94100 2 2   Phil Woods - The Rev & I

2000

Johnny Griffin Meets Horace Parlan

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano.
Gag Studios, Hamburg, Germany, February, 2000
I'll Close My EyesMinor Music (G) MM 801085
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-
* Minor Music (G) MM 801085   Johnny Griffin Meets Horace Parlan - Close Your Eyes

Johnny Griffin - Steve Grossman Quintet

Johnny Griffin, Steve Grossman, tenor sax; Michael Weiss, piano; Pierre Michelot, bass; Alvin Queen, drums.
Studio Ferber, Paris, France, May 28, 29 & 30, 2000
Take The D TrainDreyfus Jazz (F) FDM 36615-2
Waltzswing-
Don't Say Goodbye (Just Leave)-
Nica's Tempo-
Power Station-
Little Pugie-
You've Never Been There-
This Time The Dream's On Me-
Taurus People-
* Dreyfus Jazz (F) FDM 36615-2   Johnny Griffin And Steve Grossman Quintet

Jan Lundgren Trio With Special Guests

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 DreamsSittel (Swd) SITCD 9269
When I Fall In Love-
* Sittel (Swd) SITCD 9269   Jan Lundgren Trio - Plays The Music Of Victor Young