J. J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader)

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A legendary musician, James Louis Johnson's career spans over half a century, with countless sessions either as leader or as sideman, performing with most top-bop cats.
His influence is not limited to the "trombone area", and most of his tunes are standards.
Blue Note has very good starters, namely The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson volumes.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-11 16:56 UTC.

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James Louis "J. J." Johnson (January 22, 1924–February 4, 2001) was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. He was sometimes credited as Jay Jay Johnson.

Johnson was one of the first trombonists to embrace bebop music. He has long been regarded as one of the leading trombonists of the post-swing era, exerting a pervasive influence on other jazz musicians.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1954 Jay & Kai Kai Winding & J. J. Johnson 2
1955 The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 1 J. J. Johnson 4
1955 The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2 J. J. Johnson 3
1957 Blue Trombone J. J. Johnson 2
1957 Dial J.J .5 The J.J. Johnson Quintet 1
1957 First Place J. J. Johnson 2
1957 Music for Brass Gunther Schuller, John Lewis, Jimmy Giuffre, J. J. Johnson, Dimitri Mitropoulos 1
1961 The Great Kai & J.J. Kai Winding & J. J. Johnson 5
1962 Play Mack the Knife and Other Kurt Weill Songs André Previn & J. J. Johnson 1
1965 Proof Positive J. J. Johnson 4
1965 The Cape Verdean Blues The Horace Silver Quintet plus J. J. Johnson 5
1968 Israel Kai Winding andJ. J. Johnson 1
1969 Betwixt & Between J. J. Johnson / Kai Winding 1
1977 Yokohama Concert J. J. Johnson 1
1979 A Date in New York J. J. Johnson / Milt Jackson 1
1980 Concepts in Blue J. J. Johnson 2
1984 We'll Be Together Again Joe Pass & J. J. Johnson 2
1989 Sonny Stitt Bud Powell J.J. Johnson Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell & J. J. Johnson 2
1993 Let's Hang Out J. J. Johnson 1
1995 Jay & Kai + 6 Kai Winding & J. J. Johnson 1
1996 J.J. Johnson's Jazz Quintets J. J. Johnson 1
1997 J.J. Inc. J. J. Johnson 1
1999 Pinnacles J. J. Johnson 1
2001 The Birdlanders Volume 1 Milt Jackson, Al Cohn, J. J. Johnson, Kai Winding 1
2003 J.J.'s Broadway J. J. Johnson 1
2006 Things Are Getting Better All the Time J. J. Johnson & Al Grey 1
2006 Sonny Stitt Bud Powell J.J. Johnson Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell & J. J. Johnson 1
J.J.! J. J. Johnson 1
Vivian J. J. Johnson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 The Complete Columbia J. J. Johnson Small Group Sessions Compilation J. J. Johnson 1
1998 Planet Jazz: J.J. Johnson Compilation J. J. Johnson 1
2000 Savoy Prestige & Sensation: Complete Early Master Takes Compilation J. J. Johnson 1
2001 The Chronological Classics: J.J. Johnson 1946-1949 Compilation J. J. Johnson 1
2004 Modern Jazz Archive: J J Johnson Compilation J. J. Johnson 1
Origins: The Savoy Sessions Compilation J. J. Johnson 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Four Trombones ... The Debut Recordings Live J. J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis 1
1991 Quintergy: Live at the Village Vanguard Live J. J. Johnson 1
1991 Standards: Live at the Village Vanguard Live J. J. Johnson 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1971 Man and Boy Soundtrack J. J. Johnson 1
1972 Across 110th Street Soundtrack Bobby Womack & J. J. Johnson 4
1973 Cleopatra Jones Soundtrack J. J. Johnson 2
1974 Willie Dynamite Soundtrack J. J. Johnson 1
2010 Cleopatra Jones / Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Soundtrack J. J. Johnson / Dominic Frontiere 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 The Trombone Master J. J. Johnson 1
"Nuf Said" Kai Winding & J. J. Johnson 1
Green With Strings Kai Winding & J. J. Johnson 1
Heroes J. J. Johnson 1
Tangence J. J. Johnson 1
The Brass Orchestra J. J. Johnson 1

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