Our vinyl reissue of Johnny Griffin’s The Man I Love will be back in print and on shelves at record stores beginning this Friday, June 1! A white colored vinyl, limited to 300 copies, is exclusively available at indie record stores. A black vinyl edition will be widely available, including from our online store. The album was remastered for vinyl from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
Teamed up with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath for a club date at Copenhagen’s Montmartre in 1967, the great tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin really stretches out on four numbers: “The Man I Love,” “Hush-A-Bye,” “Blues for Harvey” and a memorable version of “The Masquerade Is Over.” Griffin shows why he was early on billed as “the world’s fastest tenor” although he also displays warmth on “Sophisticated Lady.” A fine example of Griffin’s underrated talents.