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     J.J. Johnson

Born: Jan 22, 1924 in Indianapolis, IN
Died: Feb 4, 2001 in Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Bop, Hard Bop, Third Stream, Mainstream Jazz, Swing
Instruments: Trombone, Arranger, Composer

Considered by many to be the finest jazz trombonist of all time, J.J. Johnson somehow transferred the innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to his more awkward instrument, playing with such speed and deceptive ease that at one time some listeners assumed he was playing valve (rather than slide) trombone. Johnson toured with the territory bands of Clarence Love and Snookum Russell during 1941-1942, and then spent 1942-1945 with Benny Carter's big band. He made his recording debut with Carter (taking a solo on "Love for Sale" in 1943), and played at the first JATP concert (1944). Johnson also had plenty of solo space during his stay with Count Basie's Orchestra (1945-1946). During 1946-1950, he played with all of the top bop musicians, including Charlie Parker (with whom he recorded in 1947), the Dizzy Gillespie big band, Illinois Jacquet (1947-1949), and the Miles Davis Birth of the Cool Nonet. His own recordings from the era included such sidemen as Bud Powell and a young Sonny Rollins. Johnson, who also recorded with the Metronome All-Stars, played with Oscar Pettiford (1951) and Miles Davis (1952), but then was outside of music, working as a blueprint inspector for two years (1952-1954). His fortunes changed when, in August 1954, he formed a two-trombone quintet with Kai Winding that became known as Jay and Kai and was quite popular during its two years.

After Johnson and Winding went their separate ways (they would later have a few reunions), Johnson led a quintet that often included Bobby Jaspar. He began to compose ambitious works, starting with 1956's "Poem for Brass," and including "El Camino Real" and a feature for Dizzy Gillespie, "Perceptions"; his "Lament" became a standard. Johnson worked with Miles Davis during part of 1961-1962, led some more small groups of his own, and by the late '60s was kept busy writing television and film scores. J.J. Johnson was so famous in the jazz world that he kept on winning Downbeat polls in the 1970s, even though he was not playing at all. However, starting with a Japanese tour in 1977, Johnson gradually returned to a busy performance schedule, leading a quintet in the 1980s that often featured Ralph Moore. In the mid-'90s, he remained at the top of his field, but by the late '90s and early into the 2000s, the legendary musician fell ill with prostate cancer, and sadly took his own life on February 4, 2001.

-Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

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www.jazzmasters.nl/johnson.htm About
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=8101 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.J._Johnson About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.J._Johnson About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 J.J. Johnson - 'Complete Fifties Studio Recordings' - 2005, Lone Hill Jazz
 J.J. Johnson - 'Four Trombones: The Debut Recordings' - 1992, Prestige
 J.J. Johnson - 'J.J. Inc' - 1960, Columbia, Legacy
 J.J. Johnson - 'J.J. Johnson Play "Mack The Knife"' - 2009, Lone Hill Jazz
 J.J. Johnson - 'J.J.'s Broadway' - Verve
 J.J. Johnson - 'Jay & Kai' - 1954, Savoy Records
 J.J. Johnson - 'Let's Hang Out' - 1993, Verve
 J.J. Johnson - 'Pinnacles' - 1979, OJC
 J.J. Johnson - 'Proof Positive' - 1964, Polygram
 J.J. Johnson - 'The Brass Orchestra' - 1997, Verve
 J.J. Johnson - 'The Complete '60s Bigband Recordings' - 2007, Lone Hill Jazz
 J.J. Johnson - 'The Trombone Master' - 1961, Columbia Jazz
 J.J. Johnson - 'Things Are Getting Better All The Time' - 1983, OJC, Pablo
 J.J. Johnson - 'Trombone By Three' - 1956, Prestige, OJC
 J.J. Johnson - 'Vivian' - 1992, Concord Jazz
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Stan Getz - 'Stan Getz And J.J. Johnson At The Opera House' - 1957, Verve
 Joe Pass - 'We'll Be Together Again' - 1984, Pablo, OJC
  как соисполнитель ...
 Gene Ammons - 'Young Jug' - 1948, Chess
 Count Basie - 'The Bosses' - 1974, Pablo
 Clifford Brown - 'Joy Spring' - 2005, MCPS, Proper
 Benny Carter - 'Swinging The Blues' - History
 Miles Davis - 'Ballads And Blues' - 1996, Blue Note
 Miles Davis - 'The Complete Birth Of The Cool' - 1998, Blue Note
 Miles Davis - 'Walkin'' - 1987, Prestige, OJC
 Kenny Dorham - 'Afro Cuban' - 2007, Blue Note, RVG Edition
 Kenny Drew - 'Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio (1950-53)' - 1988, Blue Note
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin' - 1998, Verve
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Afro' - 1954, Verve, Norgran
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Odyssey 1945-1952' - 2002, Savoy Jazz
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Perceptions' - 1999, Verve
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'The Champ' - 1956, Columbia
 Benny Golson - 'The Modern Touch' - 1957, Riverside, OJC
 Coleman Hawkins - 'Super Session' - 2002, History
 Coleman Hawkins - 'The Hawk Flies High' - 1957, MFSL, Riverside
 Quincy Jones - 'The Pawnbroker. The Deadley Affair' - 1967, Verve
 Quincy Jones - 'Walking In Space' - 1969, Polygram
 King Pleasure - 'King Pleasure Sings. Annie Ross Sings' - 1954, OJC
 Bettye LaVette - 'Thankful N' Thoughtful' - 2012, Anti
 Thelonious Monk - 'The Complete Blue Note Recordings' - 1994, Blue Note
 Anita O'Day - 'Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May' - 1959, Verve
 Oscar Peterson - 'With Respect To Nat' - 1965, Verve
 Sonny Rollins - 'Alfie' - 1966, Impulse!
 Lalo Schifrin - 'The Dissection And Reconstructionof Music' - 1966, Polygram
 The Jay & Kai Trombone Octet - 'Jay And Kai + 6: The Jay And Kai Trombone Octet/J.J. In Person' - 1995, Collectables
 Cal Tjader - 'Verve Jazz Masters 39' - 1994, Verve
 Lennie Tristano - 'Requiem' - 1998, Giants Of Jazz
 Stanley Turrentine - 'Joyride' - 1965, Blue Note

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