Monday, July 28, 2008

Tenor Sax Great Johnny Griffin (1928-2008)

Jazz great Johnny Griffin died Saturday at his home in France. He was 80. Nicknamed "Little Giant" for the big sound he produced on his tenor sax, Griffin displayed awesome speed and technique when he played. Click here to hear and see a burning Griffin solo.

I've pulled out the Griffin vinyl albums from my collection and am in the process of putting them on cds so I can listen to them in my van. I'll surely miss Little Giant. He always heated things up when he played.


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