it’s been a johnny griffin sort of a day. started off very oscar peterson, but the weather quickly turned, and a strong johnny griffin front blew in from the west.
from “rillenheini’s” comments, you’ll gather that this was the first 3 three nights, and he shared all of them. i always think of putting together a super-concert from runs like that, but instead i just end up listening to three nights in a row again. which is not bad, not bad at all, in this case.
johnny griffin quartet
july 23, 1998
johnny griffin (ts,announcements)
mulgrew miller (p)
ray drummond (b)
kenny washington (dr)
disc 1 (first set):
1. just one of those things (late start, sorry, not my fault) – 12:59
2. if i should lose you – 14:06
3. lover man – 19:03
4. good bait – 10:51
disc 2 (second set):
1. tuning / sound check / musicians’ chatter – 3:39
2. announcement – 2:44
3. the jamfs are coming – 15:50
4. hot sake – 12:17
5. body and soul – 15:48
6. a night in tunisia – 10:34
lineage: sbd (unknown equipment) > md > sony mdrec (playback) > philips cdrec > nero (flac 8) > hd
sound quality: a / a –
in those days, every group played three consecutive days at the jazzsommer graz festival. happily, i have the original soundboard mds from many evenings and will seed the rest in the future if there is interest.
i had, of course, no influence on how the soundboard junkie handled the recordings. therefore, some are in mono, others in stereo, some are well balanced, others not. sometimes there is background noise because many people only came here to spread the latest news; sometimes it rained and the rain rattled on the tent.
i absolutely made no edits on this particular recording but kept it in their original form in order to let you listen to griff’s announcements, too. needless to say that griff was in fantastic shape!
one final word to .mp3 freaks: you can convert these files for your own pleasure but please do not give them away to sites such as bigo, otherwise i’ll stop seeding here.
sample: t04 good bait.mp3