Johnny Griffin - Chicago, New York, Paris (APE+CUE)
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This album celebrates Johnny Griffin's fifty years in the business by utilizing repertoire with a musical affinity for each of these great cities of the world. Chicago is represented by blues and blues-based material of, the JAMFS, and Leave Me Alone. The New York tracks have a be-bop orientation with the original compositions Do It and Not Yet, as well as Johnny's reworking of the standard Without A Song. Prais provides the record's romantic inspiration with To Love, You Must Believe In Spring, and, of course, My Romance.
Personnel: Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone); Roy Hargrove (trumpet, flugelhorn); Peter Martin, Kenny Barron (piano); Rodney Whitaker, Christian McBride (bass); Gregory Hutchinson, Victor Lewis (drums).
01 The Jamfs Are Coming
02 Do It
03 To Love
05 You Must Believe in Spring
06 Without a Song
07 Leave Me Alone
08 My Romance
09 Not Yet