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Blue Trombone
J.J. Johnson
Blue Trombone
Genre: Jazz
 
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1957 release from the Jazz trombonist, Johnson's second complete album ever in a quartet format. The sessions, with master accompaniment by Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers an...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: J.J. Johnson
Title: Blue Trombone
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tristar
Release Date: 8/19/1994
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Blue Trombone
UPC: 766928090423

Synopsis

Album Description
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1957 release from the Jazz trombonist, Johnson's second complete album ever in a quartet format. The sessions, with master accompaniment by Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Max Roach, went so well that material for two albums was gathered (the other album being First Class). As an added bonus, there are two quartet tracks taken from Johnson's previous quintet sessions, as well as five quintet tracks that complete all of the master takes from the latter of those sessions. American Jazz Classics. 2009.
 

CD Reviews

Bop Classic
T. Bensch | Beltsville, MD United States | 04/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When you hear this remarkable quartet - led, but not overshadowed by, J.J.Johnson - it's clear that this is one of the absolute classic bop sessions. What a tragedy that it is not accorded the same level of attention that many of their peers (on sax, trumpet, piano, ...) receive. I can't remember the last time I heard a jazz station feature a trombonist. Some of the bonus tracks are included on other CD releases, and JJ had recorded a number of these tunes with other groups, but the interplay among JJ, Tommy, Paul, and Max make this recording a must-have."