Johnny Griffin Quartet ‎– Way Out! - 1958 Jazz - Japan Issue LP + Insert

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Johnny Griffin Quartet ‎– Way Out!

Riverside Records ‎– SMJ-6067M, Milestone ‎– SMJ-6067M
Riverside Contemporary Series – , Riverside Original Recording Series – 26
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono, Riverside branded on center label
Milestone logo only on Inlay sheet

Record is VG++ clean (listen to our copy)

Cover is VG+ VG++ has light ring wear (see our copy)

Record comes in generic plastic inner sleeve

Includes insert VG+ VG++ has light ring wear

Hard Bop


A1 Where's Your Overcoat, Boy? 6:33
A2 Hot Sausage 4:01
A3 Sunny Monday 10:00


B1 Cherokee 6:32
B2 Terry's Tune 8:15
B3 Little John 9:43



Companies, etc.

Record Company – Bill Grauer Productions Inc.
Manufactured By – Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
Distributed By – Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
Licensed From – Milestone Records, Inc.


Bass – Wilbur Ware
Cover [Design] – Paul Bacon
Drums – Philly Joe Jones
Engineer – Jack Higgins
Photography By [Cover Photograph Of The 'Tulip' - Sculpture By Naum Gabo] – Peter Adelberg
Piano – Kenny Drew
Producer, Liner Notes – Orrin Keepnews
Tenor Saxophone – Johnny Griffin


Recorded February 1958
Bill Grauer Productions Inc. NYC
Manufactured and distributed by Victor Musical Industries, Inc., Tokyo, Japan

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A stamped): 〄 Ⓑ RLP 1 2 274 A 1 1 1 ✢
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B stamped): RLP 1 2 274 B 1 1 1 ✢
Rights Society (On Center Label A / B): JASRAC
Other (On C enter Label A / B): FOLSTER
Other (Price): ¥ 2,200



( Amazon customer)   "It has everything a Griffin record should have and finds him in the period, that his tone was softer, the tonal centre of his sound extremely liquid and flexible, which enhanced the quality of his already intense swing. Also, the rhythm section leaves nothing to be desired with Philly Joe especially impressive. Highlights are a torrid rendering of Cherokee and a lyrical, sensitive Sunny Monday, that features a beaut of a solo by Kenny Drew. Johnny Griffin's sextet record, on which the present quartet was made a sextet by adding Pepper Adams and Donald Byrd and which was recorded at the same session, is also highly recommended. And yes, Naum Gabor's 'The Tulip', that graces Way out's cover, is still one of Rotterdam's main artery 'Coolsingel' special charms for me"

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Riverside
Color Black