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Catharsis!

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Just Friends
Artist: Jens Melgaard, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Ole Streenberg
8:40
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If I Should Loose You
Artist: Jens Melgaard, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Ole Streenberg
14:06
 
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Hush-A-Bye
Artist: Jens Melgaard, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Ole Streenberg
13:24
 
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Slukefter Blues
Artist: Jens Melgaard, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Ole Streenberg
14:45
 
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Isfahan
Artist: Jens Melgaard, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Ole Streenberg
12:15
 
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Rhythm-A-Ning
Artist: Jens Melgaard, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, Ole Streenberg
5:46
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Total Tracks: 6   Total Length: 68:56

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Johnny Griffin had already been living in Europe for 16 years by the time of this club date with fellow expatriate Kenny Drew, along with bassist Jens Melgaard and drummer Ole Streenberg, and the hard-blowing tenor saxophonist enjoys stretching out on a set that primarily features standards. An explosive “Just Friends” opens the evening, followed by a loping and very long (but never dull) “If I Should Lose You.” The Danish folk song “Hush-a-Bye,” which was also a favorite of fellow tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, is heard in an arrangement that Griffin co-wrote with frequent collaborator Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. Griffin’s up-tempo “Slukefter Blues” sounds like a perfect set closer, but there’s more to come with a dreamy treatment of the lovely ballad “Isfahan” and the blazing, somewhat squawking treatment of Thelonious Monk’s “Rhythm-a-Ning.” This well-recorded live CD will greatly appeal to hard bop fans. – Ken Dryden

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