NWPT – J.J. Johnson

A medium up swinger—rhythm changes with a twist and an elegant example of J.J.'s composing and arranging. Lead sheets and the original quintet arrangement are both available.

J.J. Johnson

January 22, 1924 – February 4, 2001

J.J. Johnson is arguably the most influential bop and post-swing trombonist and also one of the great composers and arrangers in jazz. He was one of the first trombonists to embrace bebop; his playing continues to exert a strong influence on other musicians. He started his recording career in 1942 in Benny Carter's big band. On July 2, 1944, J.J was on the first Jazz At The Philharmonic concert. He recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra beginning in 1945. Read more...

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