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

~ Person

Annotation

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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Kai and Jay/Bennie Green With Strings Various Artists 1 3
1961 J.J. Inc. The J.J. Johnson Sextet 1
1965 The Definitive Jazz Scene, Volume 2 Various Artists 5 2
1989 Jazz-Club - Trombone Various Artists 1
1994 Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters Various Artists 2
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 5 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
1996 The Birth of the Third Stream Various Artists 1
1997 Standards on impulse! Various Artists 1
1997 The Blue Box: Blue Note's Best Various Artists 1
1997 An NPR Jazz Christmas with Marian McPartland and Friends Marian McPartland and Friends 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 Swingin' Jazz on Impulse! Various Artists 1
2000 The Jazz Century Various Artists 1
2000 The Mood Mosaic 9: The Sound Bullett Various Artists 5 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 Summer Jazz Various Artists 1
2006 First Class Jazz 08 Various Artists 1
2008 Wicked Jazz Sounds, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2009 Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75 Various Artists 1
2009 100% Blaxploitation Various Artists 1
2009 100% Jazz Various Artists 1
2010 Check It Out: The Best of Bobby Womack Bobby Womack 1
2010 La Grande Histoire du Jazz: Au temps du Middle Jazz et du Bop 1952 > 1955 André Francis & Jean Schwarz 1
2010 Out of the Blue Miles Davis 1
2011 Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology Various Artists 1
2011 The Rough Guide to Jazz Legends: Charlie Parker Charlie Parker 5 1
2011 Pure… Jazz Various Artists 1
2011 The Complete Masters 1941–1954 Charlie Parker 1
2013 Jazz District - Bebop Various Artists 1
2014 Uncompromising Expression Various Artists 1
Afro Cuban Jazz Various Artists 1
All About Jazz Stars Various Artists 1
Café Jazz 2 Various Artists 1
Jazz En Verve, Volume 2: Bop & Jazz Moderne Various Artists 1
Montreal Jazz Fest '99 Compilation Various Artists 1
On Film Various Artists 1
Playin' the Edge: Great Moments From the Heart of Jazz Various Artists 1
Pure Jazz Various Artists 1
RCA Victor Jazz Various Artists 1
The Be Bop Legends Various Artists 1
The Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings Clifford Brown 1
The Finest Jazz Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson At The Opera House Stan Getz 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Carnival: An Original Cast Recording (1961 original Broadway cast) Bob Merrill 1
1990 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961 original Broadway cast) Frank Loesser 2

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Ultimate Breaks & Beats: The Complete Collection Various Artists 2

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Late Night Jazz Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Bop and Beyond Various Artists 1
2011 TH'IS JAZZ Various Artists 1
Funk on Film: 70's Screen Scene Funk Various Artists 1
Lounge Movie Various Artists 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Essential : Cinema Jazz Various Artists 1
2007 Simply Funk Various Artists 1
2010 Trésors Jazz Various Artists 1
2013 Late Night Jazz - The Ultimate Collection Various Artists 1

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