6 January 2008
JOHNNY GRIFFIN - LADY HEAVY BOTTOM'S WALTZ
Johhny Griffin for Vogue from 1968.
Benny Bailey (tp, flh) Ake Persson (tb) Johnny Griffin (ts) Sahib Shihab (bars) Francy Boland (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke (d)Produced and directed by Gigi Campi.
Koln, West Germany, August 27, 1968
When Francy Boland formed his big band together with Kenny Clarke in 1962 it was based on the principle of using the best available musicians from Europe plus any stellar US players who happened to be on tour in Europe.Johnny Griffin was thus adopted into the reed section of the all star line up for the following 11 years.This album presents a small group offering from the band fronted by Griffin,with the co-leaders acting as sidemen,and was cut the day before the magnificent"Latin Kaleidoscope"(previously posted here).
This will cost you a fair few quid if you want one-check out popsike for some of the recent auction prices.
Ripped from the original vinyl @320.