Johnson, J. J.

Prestige, 2003CD
Instrument: Trombone

Issue: 9.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4+
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Sound: 3+
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O’s Notes: J.J. was one of the first trombonists to play bop. He brought his mellow tones to forefront with exciting solos. This collection of 12 songs traces Johnson’s career from the late 1940’s to the late 1970’s. It includes performances with Count Basie, Ray Brown, Miles Davis and Charles Mingus to name a few. In all cases you’ll clearly hear and appreciate the genius of Johnson.