Johnny Griffin The Man I Love 180g LP (White Vinyl)
Limited Edition - 300 Copies!
Black Lion Records Essential Reissue Series!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Cut by Chris Bellman, Sound & Engineering
Consultation by Steve Hoffman!
Pressed at Pallas on 180 Gram White Vinyl!
1967 Live Set from Johnny Griffin Affirms His Billing as the "World's Fastest
Tenor" and Cooks With Red-Hot Rhythm Section
Spectacular Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion:
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas
EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQ’d and
Set Up by Bernie Grundman
Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl
Jacket Features Exclusive Art
Johnny Griffin had a reputation as the "world's fastest tenor." At this intense
live date captured at Club Montmarte in Copenhagen in 1967, the saxophonist
lives up to such a billing and more, attacking five compositions with dynamite
energy and blinding speed. In addition, Griffin displays the warm and sensitive
side he developed later in his career on a touching rendition of Duke
Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady." Throughout, he's aided by a resolutely
controlled and superbly dynamic rhythm section comprised of bassist Niels
Pederson and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, who, with pianist Kenny Drew, match
Griffin's red-hot bravado. This is a hard-bop set no one will want to miss.
Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in
resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, The Man I Love is on par
with Griffin's finest studio outings for Blue Note and a can’t-miss opportunity
for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music.
Orchestrated by ORG Music, this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in
audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting
the museum-like worth of this record’s existence.
Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris
Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g White Vinyl LP was curated by legendary
engineer Steve Hoffman and eq’d by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot
find; every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous
sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. This is what being a
collector is all about.
The title isn’t as widely known as some of Griffin's other work, but this
reissue preserves historically significant music that will be enjoyed by
generations to come.
Jazz fans, audiophiles, and music fanatics, don’t sleep on these extraordinary
treasures. Order from Elusive Disc today!
• Limited Edition - 300 Copies
• White Vinyl
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Cutting by Chris Bellman
• Mastered from original master tapes
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman
• LPs EQ’d and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
• Stereo Version
Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone
Kenny Drew, piano
Nils Henning Orsted Pederson, bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums
1. The Man I Love
1. Blues For Harvey
2. Sophisticated Lady