Johnny Griffin

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John Arnold Griffin III (April 24, 1928 – July 25, 2008) was an American bop and hard bop tenor saxophonist. Like many other successful musicians from Chicago, he studied music at DuSable High School under Walter Dyett. Griffin, was reputed to be the 'World's Fastest Saxophonist' in the jazz idiom, though as he aged, and as the jazz audience declined, this accolade all but disappeared. In the 1940s and 1950s he worked in Lionel Hampton's and Joe Morris's bands, in the Jazz Messengers, and in the Thelonious Monk Quartet. Read more on Last.fm

Johnny Griffin
Live at Ronnie Scott's
Album (2008)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin
Lookin' at Monk!
Album (2007)
Johnny Griffin
Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me
Album (2006)
Johnny Griffin
The Congregation
Album (2006)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin
Pisces
Album (2004)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin
Tough Tenors
Album (2003)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin
Battle Stations
Album (2002)
Johnny Griffin & Steve Grossman Quintet
Take the D Train
Album (2001)
Johnny Griffin & Steve Grossman
Johnny Griffin & Steve Grossman Quintet
Album (2001)
Johnny Griffin
Grab This!
Album (2000)
Martial Solal, Johnny Griffin
In & Out
Album (2000)
Johnny Griffin
Change of Pace
Album (1999)
Johnny Griffin
A Blowin’ Session
Album (1999)
Johnny Griffin
Return of the Griffin
Album (1998)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin
The Tenor Scene
Album (1997)
Johnny Griffin
The Kerry Dancers
Album (1997)
Johnny Griffin
Studio Jazz Party
Album (1997)
Johnny Griffin
Griff'n'Bags
Album (1997)
Johnny Griffin
White Gardenia, Johnny Griffin With Strings and Brass: A Tribute to Billie Holiday
Album (1995)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin
Tough Tenor Favorites
Album (1995)
Johnny Griffin
Chicago, New York, Paris
Album (1995)
Johnny Griffin
Way Out!
Album (1995)
Johnny Griffin, Clémentine
Continent Bleu
Album (1989)
Brigitte Bader Meets Johnny Griffin
Passion, No Future, but Love
Album (1989)
Johnny Griffin
Take My Hand
Album (1988)
Johnny Griffin
Master of Sax
Album (1988)
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Johnny Griffin & Martin Drew
Summerwind
Album (1981)
Johnny Griffin
Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz
Album (1968)
Johnny Griffin
Night Lady
Album (1965)
Bennie Green Quintet with Johnny Griffin & Junior Mance
Glidin' Along
Album (1961)
Johnny Griffin
The Little Giant
Album (1959)
Johnny Griffin
Johnny Griffin Sextet
Album (1958)
Nat Adderley with Johnny Griffin & The Three Sounds
Branching Out
Album (1958)
Johnny Griffin
A Blowin' Session
Album (1957)
Johnny Griffin
Introducing Johnny Griffin
Album (1956)