The Record Collection

Johnny Griffin: Johnny Griffin, vol. 2 – A Blowing Session (1957)

Blue note BLP 1559
Blue note 99009-2

Track list:

01 – The Way You Look Tonight
02 – Ball Bearing
03 – All The Things You Are
04 – Smoke Stack
+Alternate Take (not on original LP)
05 – Smoke Stack (alt tk)

Personnel:

Lee Morgan – trumpet
Johnny Griffin – tenor sax
John Coltrane – tenor sax
Hank Mobley – tenor sax
Wynton Kelly – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Art Blakey – drums

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey; April 6, 1957.

#01-04: originally issued as Blue Note BLP 1559 (Johnny Griffin, vol. 2 – A Blowing Session)
#05: previously unissued, not part of the original album

Producer: Alfred Lion
Recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder

Liner Notes: Ira Gitler

Photography: Harold Feinstein (background), Francis Wolff (Griffin, Session photos)
Cover design: Reid Miles

Re-mastered by Rudy van Gelder in 1998

Re-issue Producer: Micahel Cuscuna

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Johnny Griffin Septet
Lee Morgan (tp) John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957
tk.1 Smokestack (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7243 4 99009-2
tk.2 Smokestack Blue Note BLP 1559
tk.3 The Way You Look Tonight –
tk.4 Ball Bearing –
tk.5 All The Things You Are –
* Blue Note BLP 1559, CDP 7 81559-2, CDP 7243 4 99009-2 Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 – A Blowing Session
= Blue Note BN-LA 521-H2 Johnny Griffin/John Coltrane/Hank Mobley – Blowin’ Sessions
—jazzdisco.org (Oct 2012)
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