The Griffith Park Collection (1982)

Featured Artists

Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke


About The Griffith Park Collection (1982)

Griffith Park Collection opens with White’s “L’s Bop,” a 60’s Blue Note paean showcasing some vintage Hubbard hornwork that evokes those sunny days when Blue Note producer Alfred Lion was repeatedly capturing the blinding brilliance of an era. Clarke’s “Why Wait” is a blues that sneaks up barefooted as the bassist strums a slow amble of a walking rhythm, White riding a cymbal step-for-step, Hubbard and Henderson blowing sweet unison notes and somehow managing to create the additional harmonic of a trombone between them, when Corea’s aggressive comping style finally gives the meter a push and Henderson punches a full-throated solo with his thick, unmistakable copper-and-zinc tone. A little over a minute into it when White bounces a snare roll that introduces the chorus’ arrival like the low roar of an incoming tide, the boys are swinging so hard that you can feel it in your body. – AllAboutJazz


Album Tracks
  1. L's Bop
  2. Why Wait
  3. October Ballad
  4. Happy Times
  5. Remember
  6. Guernica