Griffin, Johnny

Minor Music, 2003CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 9.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4-
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Sound: 4-
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O’s Notes: Sax man Johnny Griffin pairs up with Horace Parlan on piano. This is a project that was envisioned for many years before coming to fruition. Yes, it was definitely worth the wait, a series of ballads that inspire the listener to Close Your Eyes and listen to the music. Horace and Johnny played together in the early sixties but in larger bands. As a duo, you’ll hear all of the nuances of each instrument coming out in sweet tones. While neither received all of the deserved accolades, they show they’ve still got it today.