The Kerry Dancers (subtitled and Other Swinging Folk) is an album by jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin which was recorded in late 1961 and early 1962 and released on the Riverside label. “Many straight-ahead bop musicians [More]
Johnny Griffin Sextet is an album by jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin and his all-star sextet, released on the Riverside label in 1958. It was Griffin’s debut on Riverside, and was recorded the day before the [More]
“Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has the opportunity of a lifetime on this recording, sharing separate songs with five great tenors: Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, and Stanley Turrentine. Everyone fares well, including Hargrove’s [More]
The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 (also released as Dizzy) is a live album by Dizzy Gillespie recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1975 and released on the Pablo label. Track listing: “Lover, Come Back [More]
Big 6 is the debut album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1958 and released on the Riverside label. It contains the first recording of Benny Golson’s jazz standard “Blues March”. The Allmusic review [More]
Pretty for the People is an album by American jazz composer and arranger A. K. Salim featuring Kenny Dorham and Johnny Griffin recorded in 1957 for the Savoy label. Track listing: All compositions by A. [More]
Lookin’ at Monk! is an album by saxophonists Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin featuring compositions associated with Thelonious Monk recorded in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label. Track listing: “In Walked Bud” (Thelonious [More]
Serenade to a Bus Seat is an album by American jazz trumpeter Clark Terry recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album  stars and stated “This set contains [More]
Misterioso is a 1958 live album by American jazz ensemble the Thelonious Monk Quartet. By the time of its recording, pianist and bandleader Thelonious Monk had overcome an extended period of career difficulties, including the [More]
Glidin’ Along is an album by American trombonist Bennie Green recorded in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label. Track listing: All compositions by  except where noted. “African Dream” (Bennie Green) – 5:45 “Sweet Sucker” (Johnny [More]