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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…

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  • 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
  • http://www.last.fm/group/Paul+Chambers
  • 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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