Monday, September 24, 2007
JOHNNY GRIFFIN WRAP-UP
Johnny Griffin, who has been a creative force in hard-bop since the 1950s, has stayed away from clubs in the US for some time. His return to New York was highly anticipated, and he didn't dissapoint during his two night stint at the Blue Note this weekend. Griffin once said "I like to play fast. I get excited, and I have to sort of control myself, restrain myself. But when the rhythm section gets cooking, I want to explode." Despite his age (he'll be 80 next April), Griffin is still as happy as ever to get on stage and perform.