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.

27 comments:

charlie said...

Wierd title. Does the sleeve note give any clues as to its meaning?

Nick said...

Wow, never heard of this one. Looks like a stormer, though. Thanks for the music, and happy new year!

mikeos said...

Looks intriguing, thanks.

Jazz-Nekko said...

bacoso,

this is perhaps a re-up from many light years ago? can't quite place it but have heard it recently within the past year or so. . .

anyhow a "few quid" (?!) my a*se - what an understatement, either, this puppy is too good to miss out before it disappears,

cheers,

jn

bacoso said...

okinawan devil you have a good memory - much of this album first appeared here as part of my johnny griffin rearward cd post.However i thought I'd post the whole lp in the original format so I ripped my original vinyl and - voila here it is ! PS Just in case anyone else reading this interprets re-ups as being lifted from elsewhere ALL the posts here are from my own vinyl/cd collection- if its reupped here it originally appeared here.I don't post third party rips or other bloggers material.(contributors obviously excepted-hi there kosta and ...jazz-neko!!!!)

the jazzman said...

What a wonderful surprise. AMG's discography for JG does not even list this. Supporting players are outstanding.

Thanks so much.

rusty said...

The jazzman has talked me into it but I didn't need much persuading. Thx, bacosco - looks good.

David Federman said...

I'm beginning to think the Clarke-Boland band was Europe's safest haven for jazz in the 1960s. This album reminds me of the many small-band spinoffs from Duke Ellington's orchestra. Thanks for this marvelous discovery.

mythic said...

It's nice to find not only a great site, but some new (to me) music. Thank you.

ramson said...

I never have so much with Griffin..

Thanks a lot!!!

fslmy said...

thanks bacoso, thats a nice one

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TieuM said...

Thanks a lot! Can you please re up "Jean Claude Vannier l'assassin des mouches"? Please!

lemoncat,, said...

this is new to me and it's very nice indeed. thanx for sharing this one bacoso.

roberto t. said...

Well, this post is quite crowded and it deserves so. I thank you, of course, Bacoso, but I wonder what happened to that new copy of Geoge Braith's Musart you said was on its way to surface again. Braith should be a little more known now after Blue Note reissued his three LP's, but if Musart is close to the wonderful Laughing Soul it might start a revival FOR this underrated musician who is fortunately still among us and making very interesting records.

Peter said...

Most of these reappeared on "Griff'n'Bags", but two didn't (Turk's Bolero in this version, and Handful of Soul), and it is good to have the full set restored - thanks a lot. Shihab's playing also deserves a mention. Always fresh, different, never routine.

Peter said...

Charlie - I think it might just be an allusion to a particular girl with a pendulous posterior ..

king said...

Great album and the one I’ve never heard of before.
Thanks Bacoso.
Once again, I'm howling in the dark: Please re-up Musart!!!

robsalk said...

I haven't sampled this offering in particular, but have recently discovered this site and feel like a kid in a candy store. I am overwhelmed by the selection of classic, rare material and the care that goes in to ensuring the best audio quality of the rips. Thanks so much for all your time and effort, and for letting us all benefit from your taste and wonderful vinyl collection. Cheers!

fabianbass said...

thanks bacoso, a bluesy-swing session!

Dominique said...

Hello there, Thanks for the incredible music you post here.I just found out in this Griffin post a mention of the "Magnificent Latin Kaleidoscope", but the link in this post is for another Clarke Boland album called Three Latin Adventures". Any chance to get a link to Kaleidoscope again? Many Thanks

MiltonTheMonster said...

Thanks very much!

;)

basso said...

GREAT! I've been looking for this one for quite a while now and never had enough pennies left to buy a copy....Thanks a lot.

best reagads,
Basso

thegrowingbin.blogspot.com

aroonie said...

Now this is one I have never heard of! Many thanks and keep up the good work.

tanmoy's music world said...

Thanks and best wishes form India..your vinyl rips sound better than lots of major label jazz reissues..those crazy guys at major companies doesn't knows anything about mastering and just makes the old gems louder killing all dynamics and clarity...its called loudness WARS..god and people like you only can save music from getting killed..please try to upload some back uploads again as the links have gone dead...

if possible

once again all my heartiest thanks and love to you and your family

Tanmoy

neil said...

Second that, Peter, Sahib Shihab is always worth a listen, and I'm a sucker for the baritone...