The Jazz Show Episode March 23, 2015

Broadcast on 23-Mar-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Tenor Saxophone Giant Johnny Griffin: "Johnny Griffin's Jazz Studio Party"

This is a fun jam session-type recording done in the optimum conditions of a large recording studio with an invited audience. Chairs and refreshment were set up and tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin put together a fine band to play for the assembled hipsters. The session was the brainchild of the owner of Riverside Records, the late Orrin Keepnews.....he later did the same thing with Cannonball Adderley. Griffin, one of the leading voices of the tenor saxophone used the underrated and under-recorded Dave Burns on trumpet. A wise choice. He picked two of his Chicago "home-boys" on piano, Norman Simmons and bassist Victor Sproles and an up and coming young drummer, Ben Riley. The tunes are basically informal jams and are fun and relaxed. The wheel is not being invented here just good "meat and potatoes" Jazz. The host and MC is the redoubtable Babs Gonsales who announces the tunes and peps up the audience. A fun record by some serious "heavies". Join the party!

Track Listing:

Good Bait
Johnny Griffin · Jazz Studio Party
There Will Never be Another You
Johnny Griffin · Jazz Studio Party
Toe-Tappin'
Johnny Griffin · Jazz Studio Party
You've Changed
Johnny Griffin · Jazz Studio Party
Low Gravy
Johnny Griffin · Jazz Studio Party
Sarah.
Curtis Counce · You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce
Sunshine
Jaki Byard · Sunshine
Chat then into Left Alone
Mal Waldron · Left Alone
Left Alone
Abbey Lincoln · Straight Ahead
Buh's Bossa
Art Blakey · Soul Finger
Freedom One Day
Art Blakey · Soul Finger
Slowly But Surely
Art Blakey · Soul Finger
Somthing's Coming
Oscar Peterson · West Side Story
Tonight.
Oscar Peterson · West Side Story
Maria
Oscar Peterson · West Side Story
I Feel Pretty
Oscar Peterson · West Side Story
Incoherent Blues
Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer · Live at the Half Note
Straight, No Chaser
Clark terry/ Bob Brookmeyer · Live at the Half Note
Up Over and Out.
Hank Mobley · Reach Out!