The great tenor Johnny Griffin made his debut on Riverside with this sextet set which has been reissued on CD in the OJC series. Griffin is teamed with trumpeter Donald Byrd, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Philly Joe Jones for three obscure tunes, the ballad "What's New" and a cooking version of "Woody'N You." High-quality hard bop from some of the best.
Personnel: Donald Byrd (tp -1/4) Johnny Griffin (ts) Pepper Adams (bars -1/4) Kenny Drew (p) Wilbur Ware (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
01 Stix' Trix
02 What's New?
03 Woody'n You
04 Johnny G.G.