Johnny Griffin Live at the Village Vanguard

19 November 2011

Video clip of tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin soloing over an up tempo blues, filmed at the Village Vanguard with Ronnie Matthews piano, Ray Drummond bass, and Kenny Washington drums.

The Village Vanguard was my Monday night hangout for a while when I lived NYC. Monday was Big Band night that included the ever-changing and on the edge Gil Evans Band and Frank Foster’s ‘Loud Minority’. Both had ensembles made up of the best that NYC’s musos could provide. Memorable nights indeed, propped up at the bar, beer in hand listening to the real world music, Jazz.

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