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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… read more

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  • I don't think there's anything all that special and exceptional about Johnson's music [2]
  • I don't think there's anything all that special and exceptional about Johnson's music, in terms of structure and stylistics, yet I find his records incredibly enjoyable and rewarding, especially J.J. Inc. and Blue Trombone:]
  • http://www.last.fm/group/Trombonists
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  • jay jay is my ideal teacher
  • Fuck you, last.fm there's totally a space between the two "J.'s"
  • JJ is the king. Makes me wanna set the horn down and step away slowly and ashamedly ;)
  • London, 1964
  • There's this video at youtube, Now's the time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xWjYMGI3DM Does anyone know where and when this was, and if it was recorded? (quality sound)

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