Johnny Griffin - White Gardenia

Johnny Griffin - White Gardenia

Format: CD
Release Year: 1995
Record Label: Original Jazz Classics
Genre: Jazz Instrument, Tenor Sax
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Track Listing
1. Gloomy Sunday
2. That Old Devil Called Love
3. White Gardenia
4. God Bless the Child
5. Detour Ahead
6. Good Morning Heartache
7. Don't Explain
8. Travelin' Light
9. No More
10. Left Alone

Playing Time: 39 min.
Contributing Artists: Barry Harris, Urbie Green, Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Ben Riley, Jimmy Cleveland, Nat Adderley, Ernie Royal
Producer: Orrin Keepnews
Distributor: Fantasy
Recording Type: Studio
Recording Mode: Stereo

Album Notes
With Strings & Brass.Personnel includes: Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ernie Royal, Nat Adderley (trumpet); Ray Alonge (French horn); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Paul Faulice (trombone); Barry Harris, Jimmy Jones (piano); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Ben Riley (drums).Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, New York on July 13, 14 & 17, 1961. Originally released on Riverside (9387). Includes liner notes by Ed Sherman.Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1995, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).Personnel: Johnny Griffin (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Barry Galbraith (guitar); David Schwartz, Alfred Brown , Harry Lookofsky (violin); Abe Kessler, Peter Makas, Lucien Schmit, Maurice Bialkin, Eddie Sodero, Charles McCracken (cello); Nat Adderley (trumpet, cornet); Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ernie Royal (trumpet); Ray Alonge (French horn); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Paul Faulise (trombone); Jimmy Jones , Barry Harris (piano); Ben Riley (drums).Recording information: Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (07/13/1961-07/17/1961).Unknown Contributor Role: Paul Faulise.Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin pays tribute to Billie Holiday, who had died exactly two years earlier, on this ballad-oriented set, which has been reissued on CD. Griffin is joined by a brass section (either five or seven pieces), plus a rhythm section and strings (the latter dominated by cellos), for his warm interpretations of nine songs associated with Billie Holiday, plus his original "White Gardenia." The arrangements, provided by Melba Liston and Norman Simmons, are tasteful, and the lyrical music is well-performed, if not overly memorable. Worth checking out. ~ Scott Yanow