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Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin talks about happiness

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Johnny Griffin discusses his passion for music

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Johnny Griffin on working with Thelonious Monk

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Q: “It would have to affect your music if you weren’t happy; do you live primarily for your music do you think? Is the music the reason you are?”

A: “Yes, yes, my day is music really because when I'm not working. I mean, I do a bit of gardening, not that I'm a gardener or anything, but I like working in the garden at home and ... but I mean, I don't... music is my hobby. It's my livelihood. It's everything.”