The Congregation (album)

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For the album by Leprous, see The Congregation (Leprous album).
The Congregation
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Studio album by Johnny Griffin
Released March 1958[1]
Recorded October 23, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 37:20
Label Blue Note
BLP 1580
Producer Alfred Lion
Johnny Griffin chronology
A Blowin' Session
The Congregation
Johnny Griffin Sextet

The Congregation is an album by American tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label. It would be his last recording for the label.[2] The cover art was designed by Andy Warhol.[3]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars and stated "The great tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin is heard in top form on this near-classic quartet set... It's recommended for bop collectors".[4]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny Griffin except as indicated
  1. "The Congregation" - 6:47
  2. "Latin Quarter" (John Jenkins) - 6:29
  3. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz) - 5:10
  4. "Main Spring" - 6:33
  5. "It's You or No One" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 4:52
  6. "I Remember You" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 7:29



  1. ^ Billboard Mar 3, 1958
  2. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed October 21, 2010
  3. ^ The Early Jazz Album Covers of Andy Warhol, accessed November 17, 2015
  4. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 21, 2010