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Griffin, Johnny, 1928-2008

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Personal name headingGriffin, Johnny, 1928-2008
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Variant(s)Griffin, John Arnold, 1928-2008
Griffin, Little Johnny, 1928-2008
Little Giant, 1928-2008
Biography/History notetenor saxophonist
Birth date19280424
Death date20080725
Place of birthChicago, Ill.
Place of deathFrance
Field of activityjazz
Profession or occupationsaxophonist
Found inCount Basie jam session... [SR] p1975.
Okeh jazz [SR] c1982: label (Little Johnny Griffin)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Griffin, Johnny (John Arnold, III; Little Giant); b. Apr. 24, 1928, Chicago; tenor saxophonist)
Le Figaro WWW site, July 25, 2008 (Johnny Griffin; d. today in Vienne; had celebrated his 80th birthday on Apr. 24; American jazz saxophonist)
New York times WWW site, July 28, 2008 (in obituary published July 26: Johnny Griffin; b. Apr. 24, 1928, Chicago; d. Friday [July 25, 2008], Availles-Limouzine, France, aged 80; tenor saxophonist whose speed, control, and harmonic acuity made him one of the most talented American jazz musicians of his generation, yet who spent most of his career in Europe)
Clarke-Boland Big Band. Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, 2000: container (Johnny Griffin (t[enor] s[axophone]))
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