Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Art Taylor & Johnny Griffin

"Oh you better watch out, Mr. A.T. knows who's been naughty and nice..."

Here's another great one of Art Taylor teaming up with Johnny Griffin from a French television broadcast:

Art Taylor was an impeccable timekeeper, comper and overall great accompanist. Watching his left hand in that last clip is a lesson in itself. No wonder he was in such high demand as a sideman back in the day. His playing always struck me as a great combination of Max Roach, Philly Joe Jones and Art Blakey although done in a very personal and creative way.

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