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J.J. Johnson: Bone-O-Logy (CD: Proper)J.J. Johnson: Bone-O-Logy (CD: Proper)
The first musician to truly make the trombone "speak bebop", J.J. Johnson was one of the most innovative jazz musicians to emerge from the bebop era and is still considered by many to have been the finest trombone player of all time. Starting out with the big bands of Benny Carter, Johnson went on to play with all of the big names of the bop era, recording with Charlie Parker in 1947 and on Miles Davis's "Birth Of The Cool" sessions. He also recorded solo sides from the early '50s onwards, as well as recording more sessions with Miles. All of his early career is represented on this Proper Introduction. (Proper Records) 


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J.J. Johnson: Memorial Album (CD: Prestige- US Import)
 


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J.J. Johnson: Memorial Album (CD: Prestige- US Import)


J.J. Johnson/ Kai Winding/ Benny Green: Trombone By Three (CD: Prestige- US Import)J.J. Johnson/ Kai Winding/ Benny Green: Trombone By Three (CD: Prestige- US Import)
A useful introduction to early modern jazz trombone (1949-51), featuring J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding and Bennie Green, each with their own groups. Distinguished sidemen include saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Gerry Mulligan, trumpeter Kenny Dorham and pianist John Lewis. The trombone bloomed late as a jazz horn; its relative unwieldiness made it difficult to adapt to the complexities of modern jazz playing. But on display here is precise attack and smooth fluency of phrasing---the kind of attributes already found in earlier trombonists (e.g. Jack Teagarden and Trummy Young), and soon to be highlighted in Johnson and Winding's superior "Jay and Kay" 1950s group. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)  


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J.J. Johnson: The Eminent, Vol.1 (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Fluent, adroit trombone from jazz's leader on the instrument, who early demonstrated it could be an articulate solo vehicle. Johnson's smooth tone and impressive facility are complemented by other soloists in an all-star sextet---Clifford Brown (trumpet), Jimmy Heath (tenorsax), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass), and Kenny Clarke (drums). This 1953 album represents the best of Johnson's early playing. There are two takes of Gigi Gryce's composition, "Capri", the same of Johnson's riffy "Turnpike," and standards in "It Could Happen to You" and "Get Happy." Finest, perhaps, is Johnson's atmospheric solo version of "Lover Man." Playing of conviction and authority from the instrument's innovator, with fine support. Hear also Johnson's team-up with fellow-trombonist, Kay Winding: J & K. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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J.J. Johnson: The Eminent, Vol.1 (CD: Blue Note RVG)


J.J. Johnson: The Eminent, Vol.2 (CD: Blue Note RVG)J.J. Johnson: The Eminent, Vol.2 (CD: Blue Note RVG)
 


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J. J. Johnson: First Place (CD: American Jazz Classics)
 


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J. J. Johnson: First Place (CD: American Jazz Classics)


J. J. Johnson: Blue Trombone (CD: American Jazz Classics)J. J. Johnson: Blue Trombone (CD: American Jazz Classics)
The complete long unavailable LP Blue Trombone, which was J. J. Johnson’s second complete album in a quartet format.The sessions, with master accompaniment by Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Max Roach, went so well that material for two albums was gathered (the other album, First Place, is reissued on the companion volume AJC99003).

As a bonus, two quartet tracks taken from Johnson’sprevious quintet sessions, as well as five quintet tracks that complete all of the master takes from the latter of those sessions. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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J.J. Johnson: Trombone Master (CD: Columbia- US Import)
 


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J.J. Johnson: Trombone Master (CD: Columbia- US Import)


J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding: The Great Kai & J.J (Impulse)J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding: The Great Kai & J.J (Impulse)
 


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J.J. Johnson: Pinnacles (CD: Milestone/ Fantasy- US Import)
 


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J.J. Johnson: Pinnacles (CD: Milestone/ Fantasy- US Import)


J.J. Johnson: Standards, Live At The Village Vanguard (CD: Antilles- US Import)J.J. Johnson: Standards, Live At The Village Vanguard (CD: Antilles- US Import)
 


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J.J. Johnson: Let's Hang Out (CD: Verve- US Import)
 


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J.J. Johnson: Let's Hang Out (CD: Verve- US Import)


Kai Winding Septet: Cleveland June 1957 (CD: Storyville)Kai Winding Septet: Cleveland June 1957 (CD: Storyville)
 


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