Johnny Griffin and Richie Cole - Jazz Life Vol. 1 (2005)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 500 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 384 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Storyville Films | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 1 Dec 2008 | Runtime: 62 min. | 3,23 GB (DVD5)
Subtitles: German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch
Johnny Griffin was born in Chicago April 24, 1928. He played clarinet and alto saxophone but changed to tenor when he got his first professional job with Lionel Hampton when he was 17 years old. He later played with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and replaced John Coltrane in 1958 in Thelonious Monk's Quartet. From 1960 - 1962 he co-lead the famous and much recorded "Tough Tenors" quintet with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. In 1963 he moved to Europe where he has been living ever since. He is now living in France - south of Paris.