The Kerry Dancers

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The Kerry Dancers
Studio album by Johnny Griffin
Released 1962
Recorded December 21, 1961 and January 5 & 29, 1962
Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:55
Label Riverside
RLP 420
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Johnny Griffin chronology
White Gardenia
(1961)
The Kerry Dancers
(1961-62)
Tough Tenor Favorites
(1962)

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.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "Many straight-ahead bop musicians would never consider recording traditional folk songs from the British Isles, but that's exactly what Johnny Griffin does... one of his best releases of the 1960s... The Kerry Dancers and Other Swinging Folk is among the many Griffin releases that the Chicagoan can be proud of".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Kerry Dancers" (Traditional) - 4:44
  2. "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" (Traditional) - 6:15
  3. "Green Grow the Rushes" (Traditional) - 4:38
  4. "The Londonderry Air" (Traditional) - 4:54
  5. "25½ Daze" (Sara Cassey) - 4:42
  6. "Oh, Now I See" (Johnny Griffin) - 5:11
  7. "Hush-a-Bye" (Traditional) - 4:56
  8. "Ballad for Monsieur" (Cassey) - 3:35
  • Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios in New York City on December 21, 1961 (tracks 2, 6 & 7), January 5, 1962 (tracks 3, 5 & 8) and January 29, 1962 (tracks 1 & 4).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed October 25, 2012
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed October 25, 2012