Artist: Johnny Griffin | Label: Blue Note 1533 | Format: LP | Genre: Jazz | Album Condition: New | Cover Condition: Sealed
Chicago Calling aka Introducing Johnny Griffin
Blue Note Records 1533
Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin blew out of Chicago and made his debut album for Blue Note Records in 1956 steering a nimble quartet with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Curly Russell, and drummer Max Roach through a fantastic set of originals and standards. From the blistering opener “Mil Dew” to the loping “Chicago Calling” and bluesy “Nice and Easy” Griffin’s staggering technical ability and buoyant swing is readily apparent at every twist and turn. Griffin would follow with two more standout Blue Note albums—A Blowing Session featuring John Coltrane and The Congregation—the next year.
This is an odd pressing in that the catalogue number as printed is 1533, which denotes MONO (Stereo would start with an 8), yet, on the back, it is clearly printed with STEREO on the upper L corner. As a 1956 recording, we doubt there are stereo tapes, so...we're not quite certain what you'll get besides great music.
There is NO UPC code. As an FYI - 3 of the 4 corners are a little bit dented - very slight.
These Foolish Things
The Boy Next Door
Nice and Easy
It's Alright with Me