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J.J. Johnson - J.J.'s Broadway (1963) {2003 Verve Music Group}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at May 12, 2016
J.J. Johnson - J.J.'s Broadway (1963) {2003 Verve Music Group}

J.J. Johnson - J.J.'s Broadway (1963) {2003 Verve Music Group}
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Genre: jazz

J.J.'s Broadway is the 1963 album by J.J. Johnson. Originally released by Verve, this CD was remastered by Bob Irwin for the Verve Music Group and released on 9 September, 2003.
This is one of the more obscure J.J. Johnson LPs. On six of the ten songs, the great trombonist is joined by four others, while the remaining four tracks (the main reasons to search for this album) feature him in a quartet with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Walter Perkins. Johnson's writing on the larger group pieces lifts the material, which is all taken from Broadway shows, while his playing on the quartet tracks is up to his usual level.
J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc. (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc. (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3987
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Trombone

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. JJ Johnson's greatest album – without a doubt! This gem of a session was recorded in 1960 in New York, with an incredibly hip sextet that includes Cedar Walton, Clifford Jordan, and Freddie Hubbard. The tracks are all long, hip, and very much in a Blue Note soul jazz mode – very unusual not only for Johnson, but for Columbia records as well. The album feels like it should have been issued on Epic, with those killer Dave Bailey sides from 1961 – which might be why it has frequently gotten lost in Johnson's career, hidden amidst some of the sleepier material that seems to see the light of day more often than this one. The album's a stone winner all the way through – and features Johnson playing some of his gutsiest solos ever. Tracks include "Minor Mist", "In Walked Horace", "Fatback", "Aquarius", and "Shutterbug".
J.J. Johnson - J.J. Johnson Plays Mack The Knife & Other Kurt Weill Songs (1961) {Lone Hill Jazz 2009}

J.J. Johnson - J.J. Johnson Plays Mack The Knife & Other Kurt Weill Songs (1961) {Lone Hill Jazz 2009}
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© 2009 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ 10376
Jazz / Hard Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Trombone

This release contains the complete LP Plays Mack the Knife, appearing here on CD for the first time ever, it presents Johnson fronting a quartet that includes Andre Previn on piano, Red Mitchell on bass and Frank Capp on drums playing songs by the celebrated Kurt Weill. As a bonus, we have added another complete LP by Johnson, Trombone and Voices, which also appears here on CD for the first time ever. Although we are aware that the concept and arrangements on this bonus album might seem outdated, we believe that J. J.'s solos clearly merit it being reissued.

J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc (1960) {1997 Columbia Remaster}  

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 19, 2011
J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc (1960) {1997 Columbia Remaster}

J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc (1960) {1997 Columbia Remaster}
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© 1997 Columbia / Legacy | CK 65296
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trombone

Trombonist J.J. Johnson's 1960 sextet is featured on this Columbia CD. Most notable among the sidemen is a rather young trumpeter named Freddie Hubbard on one of his first sessions; also helping out are tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Arthur Harper and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. Seven of the compositions (which are joined by Dizzy Gillespie's "Blue 'N' Boogie") are Johnson's and, although none caught on, "Mohawk," "In Walked Horace" and "Fatback" (which is heard in two versions) are all fairly memorable.
J.J. Johnson - J. J.'s Broadway (1963) {2003 Verve Mini LP Reissue}

J.J. Johnson - J. J.'s Broadway (1963) {2003 Verve Mini LP Reissue}
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Jazz, Hard Bop | Verve Records | Released: 1963 | Catalog #: 000060402 | 5% Recovery

This 1963 album is more than just another set of jazz variations on Broadway show tunes. The carefully chosen repertoire mixes the familiar and the little-known. The arrangements – for the unusual instrumentation of five bones and rhythm section-are distinctive. And the Trombone work of J.J. Johnson is, as always in a class by itself.
Jay Jay Johnson - Jay Jay Johnson Sextet (1953/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jay Jay Johnson - J.J. Johnson With Clifford Brown (1953/2014)
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J. J. Johnson, also known as Jay Jay Johnson, was an American jazz trombonist, bandleader, arranger and composer. For this release J.J. Johnson teams up with trumpet legend Clifford Brown, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, pianist John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke. The six track EP was originally released in 1953 under Blue Note Records and features tracks "Lover Man", "It Could Happen to You" and "Get Happy". Clifford Brown steals the spotlight from Johnson in this EP with his complex harmonic progressions and up-tempo expertise.
The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}

The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}
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© 1959, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4291
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label.
The J. J. Johnson Quintet - Dial J. J. 5 (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 22}

The J. J. Johnson Quintet - Dial J. J. 5 (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 22}
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© 1957, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 22
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of JJ's best from the late 50s – a tightly crackling hardbop set, recorded very much in the manner of his classic JJ Inc album! The sound here is a bit more compact overall – with some shorter tracks that really allow Johnson to display his keen sense of economy on his horn, while working in a burning mode that recalls some of his best bop sides from the early years – particularly his work on Blue Note.
J. J. Johnson - First Place (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 21}

J. J. Johnson - First Place (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 21}
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© 1957, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 21 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Not J.J. Johnson's initial public offering by any means, First Place was done with only a quartet in 1957 for Columbia Records, where other efforts by the legendary jazz trombonist were set in a larger ensemble format. Long out of print, this is now on CD with bonus tracks from 1954 featuring Charles Mingus. Playing standards and originals, Johnson assembled a mighty band with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers, and especially on-fire drummer Max Roach, a group you'd be hard-pressed to top.
Lonnie Johnson With Victoria Spivey - Idle Hours 1961 (Remastered 2016)

Lonnie Johnson With Victoria Spivey - Idle Hours 1961 (Remastered 2016)
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Label: J. Joes J. Edizioni Musicali | Release Year: 2016

Johnson and Victoria Spivey had known one another for decades (they duetted on the ribald "Toothache Blues" way back in 1928), so it's no surprise that their musical repartee on 1961's Idle Hours seems so natural and playful. Spivey guests on three tracks (including the title number) and plays piano on her one solo entry. Johnson does the majority of the disc without her, benefitting from pianistic accompaniment by Cliff Jackson.