A Blowin' Session

A Blowin' Session is an album by jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin, recorded and released in 1957 on Blue Note Records. It was remastered and reissued in 1999, featuring an alternate take of "Smoke Stack".

A Blowin' Session
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1957[1]
RecordedApril 8, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
LabelBlue Note
BLP 1559
ProducerAlfred Lion
Johnny Griffin chronology
Introducing Johnny Griffin
A Blowin' Session
The Congregation
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

Track listing

  1. "The Way You Look Tonight (Kern, Fields) - 9:41
  2. "Ball Bearing" (Griffin) - 8:11
  3. "All the Things You Are" (Kern, Hammerstein) - 10:14
  4. "Smoke Stack" (Griffin) - 10:13
  5. "Smoke Stack" [Alternate Take] - 11:00 Bonus track on CD



  1. Billboard Oct 28, 1957
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 89. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.

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