Johnny Griffin (album)

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Johnny Griffin
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Studio album by Johnny Griffin Quartet
Released 1958
Recorded 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 26:12
Label Argo
LP 624
Producer Dave Usher
Johnny Griffin chronology
Johnny Griffin
Introducing Johnny Griffin
(1956)Introducing Johnny Griffin1956

Johnny Griffin (also referred to as J. G., Tenor and Johnny Griffin Quartet) is an album by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin featuring tracks recorded in 1956 and released on the Argo label in 1958.[1] The album features the first recordings made under Griffin's leadership but was not released until 1958 by which time his first Blue Note album Introducing Johnny Griffin (1956) had been released and he had attracted attention as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars calling it "a necessary addition to any shelf that pays Johnny Griffin homage".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny Griffin except as indicated

  1. "I Cried for You" (Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman) - 3:37
  2. "Satin Wrap" - 3:05
  3. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 2:31
  4. "Riff-Raff" (Wilbur Ware) - 3:10
  5. "Bee-Ees" - 3:52
  6. "The Boy Next Door" (Harbach, Vincent Youmans) - 3:18
  7. "These Foolish Things" (Harry Link, Jack Strachey, Eric Maschwitz) - 3:36
  8. "Lollypop" - 3:03



  1. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed September 18, 2012
  2. ^ Argo Records discography accessed September 18, 2012
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed September 18, 2012