The Big Soul Band

The Big Soul Band

by Johnny Griffin Orchestra


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Tenor-saxophonist Johnny Griffin is showcased with a ten-piece group on this CD reissue of a Riverside LP which is augmented by a previously unreleased version of "Wade in the Water." The repertoire is a bit unusual with some spirituals (including "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and "Deep River"), a tune apiece by Bobby Timmons ("So Tired") and Junior Mance, and three originals from Norman Simmons who arranged all of the selections. Trumpeter Clark Terry and trombonists Matthew Gee and Julian Priester have some short solos but the emphasis is on the leader who is in typically spirited and passionate form.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218648523
catalogNumber: 485
Rank: 265742

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Griffin Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Johnny Griffin   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Julian Priester   Trombone
Frank Strozier   Alto Saxophone
Bobby Timmons   Piano,Celeste
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet
Charles Davis   Baritone Saxophone
Bob Bryant/Marshall Dodge   Trumpet
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Harold Mabern   Piano
Pat Patrick   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Persip   Drums
Victor Sproles   Bass
Eddie Williams   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Matthew Gee   Trombone

Technical Credits

Julian Priester   Contributor
Norman Simmons   Arranger
Frank Strozier   Contributor
Bobby Timmons   Contributor
Bob Cranshaw   Contributor
Clark Terry   Contributor
Ray Fowler   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Liner Notes
Harold Mabern   Contributor
Pat Patrick   Contributor
Charlie Persip   Contributor
Victor Sproles   Contributor
Eddie Williams   Contributor
Ken Deardoff   Cover Design
Matthew Gee   Contributor

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