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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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Kai and Jay/Bennie Green With Strings Various Artists 2
1961 J.J. Inc. The J.J. Johnson Sextet 1
1965 The Definitive Jazz Scene, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
1989 Jazz-Club - Trombone Various Artists 1
1994 Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters Various Artists 1
1995 Homage à Thelonious Monk: 'Round Midnight Various Artists 1
1999 Columbia Jazz Penguin Guide Hits Various Artists 1
2003 A Studio Chronicle, 1940 - 1948 Charlie Parker 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Jazz Omnibus Various Artists 1
1976 Early Bones Various Artists 1
1988 Jazz 'Round Midnight, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1989 The Jazz Masters: 27 Classic Performances From the Columbia Jazz Masterpieces Series Various Artists 1
1993 Swing-Raritäten Vol.1 Various Artists 1
1994 The Verve Story: 1944-1994 Various Artists 2
1994 Cole Porter in Concert: Just One of Those Live Things Various Artists 1
1996 Blue Note Blend, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Jazz With Prestige Various Artists 1
1997 Standards on impulse! Various Artists 1
1997 The Blue Box: Blue Note's Best Various Artists 1
1998 The White Box of Jazz Various Artists 1
1998 Jazz Central Station, Volume II Various Artists 2
1998 A Jazz Romance: A Night In With Verve Various Artists 1
1998 Blue Bossa: Cool Cuts From The Tropics - Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Soft & Easy Various Artists 1
1998 Trombone Various Artists 1
1999 The Blue Note Years, Volume 1: Boogie Blues & Bop Various Artists 1
1999 The Savoy Story, Volume One: Jazz Various Artists 2
1999 A Jazz Anthology of Legendary Performers: All Thru the Night Various Artists 1
1999 Jazz Anthology: Featuring Over 50 Legendary Performers Various Artists 1
1999 Jazz at Midnight Various Artists 1
1999 The Best of the 50's and 60's Various Artists 1
2000 The Jazz Century Various Artists 1
2001 Bar Jazz, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Savoy 60th Anniversary: Timeless Various Artists 1
2002 Classic Jazz: The Fifties, Take Two Various Artists 1
2003 Absolute Svenskt 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 Jazz History, Volume 1: Boogie, Blues & Bop 1939-1955 Various Artists 1
2003 Super Bad Super Black: Blaxploitation Radio Spots Various Artists 1
2003 Superfly Soul: Dynamite Funk and Bad-Assed Street Grooves Various Artists 1
2004 Superbad Various Artists 1
2004 Simply Jazz Various Artists 1
2004 Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter Various Artists 2
2004 The Vibe! The Ultimate Rare Grooves Series, Volume 5: Vocal Jazz, Poetry & Ballads Various Artists 1
2005 Mojo Club Presents: Dancefloor Jazz, Volume 12: Feeling Good Various Artists 1
2005 The Ultimate Jazz Archive Various Artists 43
2006 Superbad Funk & Cinematic Soul Various Artists 1
2006 Jazz Piano History Various Artists 4
2006 First Class Jazz 08 Various Artists 1
2006 Summer Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 Wicked Jazz Sounds, Volume 6 Various Artists 1

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