Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party

Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffins Studio Jazz Party MP3
  • CAT # OJCCD-1902-25

    1. Party Time 5:51
    2. Good Bait 7:39
    3. There Will Never Be Another You 5:00
    4. Toe-Tappin' 7:53
    5. You've Changed 3:46
    6. Low Gravy 8:06

Since Johnny Griffin's precocious professional debut with Lionel Hampton in 1945, his best work has been guided by spontaneity. One of the fastest and least inhibited of tenor men, Griffin loves the challenges and excitement of the jam session. Studio Jazz Party has the spirit of the jam session, stimulating the kind of free blowing in which Griffin revels. 32 years old when the album was recorded in 1960, he was already a 15-year veteran of the jazz big leagues. The confidence and swagger of his solos speak of that experience. Griffin's sidemen for the date include the undeservedly obscure trumpeter Dave Burns, pianist Norman Simmons, and two rising stars, bassist Vic Sproles and drummer Ben Riley. The host of the party is the irrepressible raconteur, author, singer, and musician's companion Babs Gonzales.

with Dave Burns, Norman Simmons, Vic Sproles, Ben Riley

Find out more about Johnny Griffin


A musician with a penchant for variety and surprise, Johnny Griffin has provided plenty of both through his long career. This 1961 quartet album… More


Riverside Records a collection from "The Little Giant" of the tenor saxophone, Johnny Griffin. Featured performances from Thelonious Monk, Wes… More
The year 1978 was highly significant in the musical chronology of Johnny Griffin (b. 1928). On October 17, the native Chicagoan, who'd been living… More
Johnny Griffin's glorious memorial to Billie Holiday was completed two years to the day after her death on July 17, 1959. Deeply affected and… More
Johnny Griffin met the three Montgomery Brothers at Berkeley, California's Tsubo nightclub in 1962–but he didn't meet them all at once. One… More
Tenor saxophone, French horn, drums, two string basses; a change of pace, indeed, brought off with adventurousness and aplomb by Johnny Griffin… More