Blues For Harvey

Johnny Griiffin Quartet

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Format: LP

Cat No: G1004

Release Date:  23 June 2023

Label:  SteepleChase

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  716043100415

Genres:  Jazz  Modern Postbebop  

  • Description

    180g audiophile reissue of saxophone great Johnny Griffin's 1973 LP 'Blues for Harvey', featuring pianist Kenny Drew.
    Johnny "Little Giant" Griffin moved to France in 1963 leaving USA where the straight-ahead jazz's heyday was fast waning. Together with other expatriates such as Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke Griffin had highly productive career in Europe.

    The original version of this 180G LP was recorded live over two nights in 1973 at Copenhagen's jazzhus Montmartre.

    "This is a superb Griffin recording in a long time." - Swing Journal

    "Johnny Griffin in the 1970s remains The Little Giant - a joy to hear and this must be his most representative album in ages." - Coda.

    Johnny Griffin: tenor saxophone.
    Kenny Drew: piano.
    Mads Vinding: bass.
    Ed Thigpen: drums.
    Recorded Live at Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen July 4 & 5, 1973

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. That Party Upstairs
      • 2. Alone Again
      • 3. Soft And Furry
      • 4. Blues For Harvey
      • 5. Rhythm-A-Ning

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