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The Little Giant - Johnny Griffin
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  1. Olive Refractions
  2. The Message
  3. Lonely One
  4. 63rd Street Theme
  5. Playmates
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  1. Olive Refractions
  2. The Message
  3. Lonely One
  4. 63rd Street Theme
  5. Playmates
  6. Venus and the Moon
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A bit of an offbeat session for tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, The Little Giant features three originals by then-obscure pianist Norman Simmons, a reworking of the pop tune "Playmates," Babs Gonzalez's "Lonely One," and the tenorist's "63rd Street Theme." Simmons' arrangements for the three horns (which include trumpeter Blue Mitchell and trombonist Julian Priester) are colorful; the rhythm section (pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath) is state of the art for the period, and Griffin ...

The Little Giant 1998, Riverside

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The Little Giant 1995, Original Jazz Classics

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