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The Zissou Predicament by Johnny Griffith

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Album Title: Dance With The Lady
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014

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Fiona's Comments

Perky bopness. The lady in question is light on her feet.

About the Album

The Johnny Griffith Quintet is the newest project from this Canadian saxophonist and composer. Formed in early 2013 to play a series of shows and record an EP, the quintet features a line up of some of the most exciting young performers out of Canada. Special guest from NYC Jeremy Pelt adds his internationally acclaimed trumpet sound, while pianist Adrean Farrugia, bassist Jon Maharaj and drummer Ethan Ardelli offer the energy and originality of this new generation of Canadian jazz artists. Reunited for a series of performances in August 2014, the quintet recorded their debut CD, Dance with the Lady. Comprised of nine of Johnny’s original compositions, ranging in influences from Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill to Kenny Wheeler & Anton Webern, this record has strong roots in jazz tradition yet heralds the contemporary voice of this young composer.

Song Listing

The Zissou Predicament; Princess Aura Goes To Phrygia; Syrah; The Kuleshascope; Bass Interlude; The Mile Walk; Dance With The Lady; Cinders; That Night.. (Under The Bench) So Long Ago.

Personnel

Johnny Griffith
saxophone

Additional Personnel

Johnny Griffith: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone; Jeremy Pelt: trumpet; Adrean Farrugia: piano; Jon Maharaj: bass; Ethan Ardelli: drums.

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Date featured

December 11, 2014

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