Johnny Griffin (1928-2008) - JazzWax

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July 28, 2008

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Chip Boaz

I loved Griffin's work with Monk, I think that they brought out the best in each other. I think that he really understood Monk's compositions and that his playing inspired Monk. I never tire of listening to those recordings. May he rest in peace.

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