Johnny Griffin

NYC Underground

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This Johnny Griffin quartet session, recorded live at the Village Vanguard, finds the distinctive tenor in generally exciting form. With fine support offered by pianist Ron Mathews, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Idris Muhammad, Griffin is heard in top form on "Yours Is My Heart Alone," "Sophisticated Lady" (a ballad statement that displays his maturity), Thelonious Monk's "Rhythm-a-ning," and two of his originals.

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