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Johnny Griffin (I) (1928–2008)

Johnny Griffin was born on April 24, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Arnold Griffin III. He is known for his work on A Great Day in Harlem (1994), Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997) and Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988). He died on July 25, 2008 in Availles-Limouzine, Vienne, France. See full bio »

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Known For

A Great Day in Harlem
(1994)
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser Himself (Thelonious Monk Octet, tenor sax)
(1988)

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 1972 Jazz Is Our Religion (voice)
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 1977 Des enfants gâtés (musician: saxophone)
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 1989 For Klook: The Story of the Paris Reunion Band (Video documentary short) (thanks)
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 2005 Between a Smile and a Tear (Video)
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 1997 Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (TV Movie documentary)
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 1994 A Great Day in Harlem (Documentary)
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 1992 Écoute (Video documentary)
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 1990 Le Paris Black (TV Movie documentary)
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 1989 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Documentary)
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 1985 One Night with Blue Note (Video)
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John Arnold Griffin III
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Nickname:

Little Giant

Star Sign:

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