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Download links and information about Catharsis! by Kenny Drew, Johnny Griffin. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 01:08:56 minutes.

Artist: Kenny Drew, Johnny Griffin
Release date: 1999
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 6
Duration: 01:08:56
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No. Title Length
1. Just Friends (featuring Jens Melgaard) 8:40
2. If I Should Loose You (featuring Jens Melgaard) 14:06
3. Hush-A-Bye (featuring Jens Melgaard) 13:24
4. Slukefter Blues (featuring Jens Melgaard) 14:45
5. Isfahan (featuring Jens Melgaard) 12:15
6. Rhythm-A-Ning (featuring Jens Melgaard) 5:46



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.