Actually Griffin and Cobb played together in the 1946 band of Hampton, see this thread:One of the most expressive tenor players ever .
I think Johnny Griffin had to follow him in the Hampton band when he was, what .. 17 years old ?!?!
That's a pity Mark.Arnett has been one of my all-time favorites for over 30 years. I wish I had the chance to see him in person, but I didn’t.
I’m so thankful like with many of the others greats, that we have all these incredible recordings that we can listen to anytime we want.
Oh, yeah I knew that Griffin was in the band at the same time, sure.Actually Griffin and Cobb played together in the 1946 band of Hampton, see this thread:
Cobb made a big impression on Griffin, I've heard him saying that during a tour with Arnett and Lockjaw in 1984 (I've seen them twice during that tour in NL and did put some clips on YouTube)..
Yes, those become real 'show' acts, also because of some new idea's Arnett brought to the band (like throwing off the jackets during their solo's in those battles!).Hamp would always have the tenor battles going at some point during the show.
Thanks for those Tryp, I think I heart them a long time ago but forgot about it.I guess you've heard Griff's early recordings(from 1948 at age 20) with Joe Morris ? Sounds like Griff but I hear Cobb's
influence on him, for sure.