all-about-jazz

Allaboutjazz.com – Edward Blanco

Canadian saxophonist and composer Johnny Griffith is a multi-JUNO Award nominee and leads a vibrant quintet of first-call musicians on their debut recording entitled Dance With The Lady, comprised of nine stellar originals in the contemporary jazz mold exhibiting influences from the great Joe Henderson,Kenny Wheeler, Andrew Hill and Anton Webern among others. Grounded in a strong jazz tradition, the music seems to flow from a post-bop to a modern main stream direction encompassing a good share of creative personal statements, tasteful rhythms and a good measure of lively hard-driving grooves.

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