J J JOHNSON

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J. J. Johnson (born James Louis Johnson) in Indianapolis, Indiana, (January 22, 1924 - February 4, 2001), was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.

He recorded a number of popular albums with fellow trombonist Kai Winding, as well as many solo albums, and was a sideman on many classic jazz recordings. Several of his compositions, including "Wee Dot," "Lament," and "Enigma" are considered jazz standards. He was part of the Third Stream movement in jazz music in the late 1950s and early 1960s and wrote a number of large-scale works which incorporated elements of both classical and jazz music.

In his early twenties he developed a remarkable, flawless technique and was the first trombonist to rise to the challenge of bebop music, remaining unchallenged at the forefront of modern jazz throughout his career. In 1970 he ceased performing in public for most of 17 years, before a comeback in
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J J JOHNSON Jay Jay Johnson (aka The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 1) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay Jay Johnson (aka The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 1)
Bop 1953
J J JOHNSON Jay And Kai  ‎– Dec. 3, 1954 (aka Jay And Kai Quintet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay And Kai ‎– Dec. 3, 1954 (aka Jay And Kai Quintet)
Bop 1955
J J JOHNSON J.J. Johnson And Kai Winding ‎: Jay And Kai album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.J. Johnson And Kai Winding ‎: Jay And Kai
Bop 1955
J J JOHNSON Trombone For Two (with Kai Winding) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trombone For Two (with Kai Winding)
Bop 1955
J J JOHNSON Jay & Kai album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay & Kai
Bop 1955
J J JOHNSON The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 2
Bop 1955
J J JOHNSON The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol 3
Bop 1955
J J JOHNSON J is for Jazz (aka Overdrive) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J is for Jazz (aka Overdrive)
Bop 1956
J J JOHNSON J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding Trombone Octet : Jay & Kai + 6 (aka  The J.J. Johnson And Kai Winding Trombone Octet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding Trombone Octet : Jay & Kai + 6 (aka The J.J. Johnson And Kai Winding Trombone Octet)
Bop 1956
J J JOHNSON First Place album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
First Place
Bop 1957
J J JOHNSON Dial JJ 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dial JJ 5
Bop 1957
J J JOHNSON J. J. Johnson's Jazz Quintets (aka Bone'ol'ogy) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J. J. Johnson's Jazz Quintets (aka Bone'ol'ogy)
Bop 1957
J J JOHNSON J. J. Johnson  And Kai Winding ‎– Jay And Kai album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J. J. Johnson And Kai Winding ‎– Jay And Kai
Bop 1957
J J JOHNSON Really Livin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Really Livin'
Bop 1959
J J JOHNSON Blue Trombone album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Blue Trombone
Bop 1959
J J JOHNSON Trombone And Voices album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trombone And Voices
Bop 1960
J J JOHNSON J. J. Inc. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J. J. Inc.
Bop 1960
J J JOHNSON A Touch of Satin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Touch of Satin
Bop 1961
J J JOHNSON J.J.'s Broadway album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.J.'s Broadway
Bop 1963
J J JOHNSON Proof Positive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Proof Positive
Bop 1964
J J JOHNSON Broadway Express album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Broadway Express
Bop 1966
J J JOHNSON Goodies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goodies
Bop 1966
J J JOHNSON The Total J.J. Johnson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Total J.J. Johnson
Bop 1967
J J JOHNSON J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding ‎: Betwixt & Between album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding ‎: Betwixt & Between
Bop 1969
J J JOHNSON J & K : Stonebone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J & K : Stonebone
Bop 1970
J J JOHNSON Man and Boy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Man and Boy
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1971
J J JOHNSON Cleopatra Jones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cleopatra Jones
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1973
J J JOHNSON Willie Dynamite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Willie Dynamite
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1974
J J JOHNSON Pinnacles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pinnacles
Bop 1980
J J JOHNSON Concepts in Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concepts in Blue
Bop 1981
J J JOHNSON Things Are Getting Better All the Time (with Al Grey) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Things Are Getting Better All the Time (with Al Grey)
Bop 1984
J J JOHNSON Vivian album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vivian
Bop 1992
J J JOHNSON Let's Hang Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let's Hang Out
Bop 1993
J J JOHNSON Tangence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tangence
Bop 1995
J J JOHNSON J.J. Johnson, The Brass Orchestra ‎: The Brass Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.J. Johnson, The Brass Orchestra ‎: The Brass Orchestra
Hard Bop 1997
J J JOHNSON Heroes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heroes
Bop 1998
J J JOHNSON J.J. Johnson Plays Mack The Knife & Other Kurt Weill Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.J. Johnson Plays Mack The Knife & Other Kurt Weill Songs
Bop 2009
J J JOHNSON In Sweden 1957 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Sweden 1957
Bop 2011

J J JOHNSON EPs & splits

J J JOHNSON Trombone By Three (with Kai Winding / Bennie Green) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trombone By Three (with Kai Winding / Bennie Green)
Bop 1956

J J JOHNSON live albums

J J JOHNSON Debut Records' Jazz Workshop, Volume One: Trombone Rapport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Debut Records' Jazz Workshop, Volume One: Trombone Rapport
Bop 1953
J J JOHNSON Debut Records' Jazz Workshop, Volume 2: Trombone Rapport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Debut Records' Jazz Workshop, Volume 2: Trombone Rapport
Bop 1955
J J JOHNSON Live At Cafe Bohemia (1957) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Cafe Bohemia (1957)
Bop 1957
J J JOHNSON J J ! In Person album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J J ! In Person
Bop 1958
J J JOHNSON J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charlie Mingus , John Lewis : Four Trombones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charlie Mingus , John Lewis : Four Trombones
Bop 1962
J J JOHNSON J.J.! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.J.!
Bop 1965
J J JOHNSON Tribute To Charlie Parker From The Newport Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tribute To Charlie Parker From The Newport Jazz Festival
Bop 1967
J J JOHNSON The Birdlanders album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Birdlanders
Bop 1973
J J JOHNSON The Yokohama Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Yokohama Concert
Bop 1978
J J JOHNSON Live! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live!
Bop 1985
J J JOHNSON Quintergy: Live at the Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quintergy: Live at the Village Vanguard
Bop 1991
J J JOHNSON Standards: Live at the Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standards: Live at the Village Vanguard
Bop 1991
J J JOHNSON J.J. Johnson, Nat Adderley : Yokohama Concert Vol. 2 - Chain Reaction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.J. Johnson, Nat Adderley : Yokohama Concert Vol. 2 - Chain Reaction
Bop 2002
J J JOHNSON Live in London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in London
Bop 2004
J J JOHNSON What's New album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What's New
Bop 2009

J J JOHNSON demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

J J JOHNSON re-issues & compilations

J J JOHNSON The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2
Bop 1955
J J JOHNSON The Debut Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Debut Recordings
Bop 1981
J J JOHNSON J J Johnson And His Big Bands: Say When album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J J Johnson And His Big Bands: Say When
Big Band 1987
J J JOHNSON The Complete Columbia J. J. Johnson Small Group Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Columbia J. J. Johnson Small Group Sessions
Bop 1996
J J JOHNSON Savoy Prestige & Sensation: Complete Early Master Takes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Savoy Prestige & Sensation: Complete Early Master Takes
Bop 2001
J J JOHNSON The Chronological Classics: J.J. Johnson 1946-1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: J.J. Johnson 1946-1949
Bop 2001

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