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

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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.

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1951Modern Jazz TrombonesKai Winding, Jay Jay Johnson1
1951Modern Jazz Trombones Volume TwoBennie Green, J.J. Johnson with Sonny Stitt1
1954Jay & KaiKai Winding & J.J. Johnson4
1955K + J.J.K + J.J.1
1955The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 1J.J. Johnson3
1955The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2J.J. Johnson4
1956Jay & Kai + 6Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson2
1957Blue TromboneJ.J. Johnson2
1957Dial J.J .5J.J. Johnson1
1957First PlaceJ.J. Johnson2
1957Four TrombonesKai Winding + J.J. Johnson + Bennie Green + Willie Dennis And Featuring John Lewis & Charlie Mingus1
1957Music for BrassGunther Schuller, John Lewis, Jimmy Giuffre, J.J. Johnson; Dimitri Mitropoulos, Gunther Schuller1
1961J.J. Inc.J.J. Johnson3
1961The Great Kai & J.J.Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson7
1962Play Mack the Knife and Other Kurt Weill SongsAndré Previn & J.J. Johnson1
1965The Cape Verdean BluesThe Horace Silver Quintet plus J.J. Johnson10
1965J.J.!J.J. Johnson3
1965Proof PositiveJ.J. Johnson4
1966The Total J.J. JohnsonJ.J. Johnson1
1968IsraelKai Winding and J.J. Johnson2
1969Betwixt & BetweenJ.J. Johnson / Kai Winding1
1974First PlaceJ.J. Johnson1
1977Yokohama ConcertJ.J. Johnson2
1979A Date in New YorkJ.J. Johnson / Milt Jackson1
1980Concepts in BlueJ.J. Johnson2
1983Jackson, Johnson, Brown & CompanyJackson, J.J. Johnson, Brown & Company2
1984We'll Be Together AgainJoe Pass & J.J. Johnson3
1989Sonny Stitt Bud Powell J.J. JohnsonSonny Stitt, Bud Powell & J.J. Johnson4
1991Music for BrassGunther Schuller, John Lewis, Jimmy Giuffre, J.J. Johnson & Dimitri Mitropoulos1
1992"Nuf Said"Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson1
1992J.J. Johnson's Jazz QuintetsJ.J. Johnson2
1992VivianJ.J. Johnson2
1993Let's Hang OutJ.J. Johnson1
1995TangenceJ.J. Johnson1
1997The Brass OrchestraJ.J. Johnson1
1999HeroesJ.J. Johnson1
1999PinnaclesJ.J. Johnson1
2001The Birdlanders Volume 1Milt Jackson, Al Cohn, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding1
2003J.J.'s BroadwayJ.J. Johnson1
2006Things Are Getting Better All the TimeJ.J. Johnson & Al Grey1
2020StoneboneJ & K1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1963Looking BackJ.J. Johnson1
1976The Finest Of K & JJKai Winding & J.J. Johnson1
1978Mad Be BopJ.J. Johnson1
1980The New York Sessions (Vol. 2)J.J. Johnson & Al Cohn1
1988The Be Bop LegendsJ.J. Johnson / Thelonious Monk1
1989The Trombone MasterJ.J. Johnson2
1995Jay & Kai +6 / J. J. In Person (Twofer from Collectables)J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding ; The J.J. Johnson Quintet1
1995The Trombone AlbumCurtis Fuller, J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino, John “Billy” VerPlanck, Frank Wess1
1996The Complete Columbia J. J. Johnson Small Group SessionsJ.J. Johnson1
1998Planet Jazz: J.J. JohnsonJ.J. Johnson1
2000Savoy Prestige & Sensation: Complete Early Master TakesJ.J. Johnson1
2001The Chronological Classics: J.J. Johnson 1946-1949J.J. Johnson1
2002Origins: The Savoy SessionsJ.J. Johnson1
2003The J.J. Johnson Memorial AlbumJ.J. Johnson1
2004Modern Jazz Archive: J J JohnsonJ.J. Johnson1
2017Tempus FugitMiles Davis J.J. Johnson1
2019The Eminent Volumes 1 & 2Jay Jay Johnson1
BirdlandersJay Jay Johnson1
The Columbia Albums Collection 1956 - 1961J.J. Johnson1

Album + Compilation + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1991Four Trombones ... The Debut RecordingsJ.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1956Dave Brubeck and Jay & Kai At NewportKai Winding, J.J. Johnson & Dave Brubeck1
1991Jazz At The Philharmonic Set 1957Stan Getz, J.J. Johnson1
1991Quintergy: Live at the Village VanguardJ.J. Johnson1
1991Standards: Live at the Village VanguardJ.J. Johnson2
1993South Pacific JazzHoward McGhee, J.J. Johnson, Oscar Pettiford, Clifton Best, Rudy Williams, Charlie Rice1
2018Live in Paris: Jazz From Carnegie Hall, 1er oct. 1958Kenny Clarke, Red Garland, Kai Winding, Oscar Pettiford, Lee Konitz, Phineas Newborn, Jr. & J.J. Johnson1

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1971Man and BoyJ.J. Johnson1
1972Across 110th StreetBobby Womack & J.J. Johnson5
1973Cleopatra JonesJ.J. Johnson2
1974Willie DynamiteJ.J. Johnson1
2010Cleopatra Jones / Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of GoldJ.J. Johnson / Dominic Frontiere1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1957Brass in Modern JazzBrass Ensemble featuring Miles Davis and J.J. Johnson1
1960The Winners of Down Beat's Readers Poll 1960 "Horns "Miles Davis / Jay Jay Johnson1

Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2002Chain Reaction -J.J. Johnson & Nat Adderley1

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