Johnny Griffin

Born 24 April 1928. Died 25 July 2008
Johnny Griffin
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1928-04-24
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Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin Biography (Wikipedia)

John Arnold Griffin III (April 24, 1928 – July 25, 2008) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Nicknamed "the Little Giant" for his short stature and forceful playing, Griffin's career began in the early 1940s and continued until the month of his death. At eighty, he could not afford to stop. He did not complain. He had a hard life, but often said, “as long as God has given me the gift to blow, I owe it to God to keep on blowing.” A pioneering figure in hard bop, Griffin recorded prolifically as a bandleader in addition to stints with pianist Thelonious Monk, drummer Art Blakey, in partnership with fellow tenor Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and as a member of the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band after he moved to Europe in the 1960s. In 1995, Griffin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.

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All The Things You Are
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All The Things You Are
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Wee Dot
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Wee Dot
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Soft and Furry
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Soft and Furry
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The Londonderry Air
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The Londonderry Air
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The Congregation
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The Congregation
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I Can't Get Started
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I Can't Get Started
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The Boy Next Door
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The Boy Next Door
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Hushabye
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Hushabye
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In and Out
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In and Out
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Tickle Toe
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Tickle Toe

Tickle Toe

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Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis
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Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Junior Mance
Larry Gales
Ben Riley
Johnny Griffin
The Kerry Dancers
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The Kerry Dancers
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Wee Dot
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Wee Dot
Thelonious Monk
Blue Monk
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Blue Monk

Blue Monk

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Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Rhythm-a-ning
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Rhythm-a-ning
Bill Hardman
Evans
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Evans
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Autumn Leaves
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Autumn Leaves
Thelonious Monk
Rhythm-A-Ning
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Rhythm-A-Ning
The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band
Sweet And Lovely
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Sweet And Lovely
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Twins
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Twins

Twins

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Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis
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Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Junior Mance
Larry Gales
Ben Riley
Thelonious Monk
Let's Cool One
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Let's Cool One
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Woody'n You
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Woody'n You
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Evidence
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Evidence
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Wade in the Water
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Wade in the Water
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Woody'n You
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Woody'n  You
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Again And Again
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Again And Again
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Catharsis
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Catharsis
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Good Bait
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Good Bait
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I'm Glad there is you
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I'm Glad there is you
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The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight
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Mil Dew
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Mil Dew
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Just Friends
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Just Friends
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I Mean You
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I Mean You
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