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J. J. Johnson

James Louis Johnson (January 22, 1924 – February 4, 2001) was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.

Johnson was one of the earliest trombonists to embrace bebop.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 22nd, 1924 (Indianapolis), Died February 4th, 2001 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-0583 10-in. 4/6/1949 B-yot Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 82532 3/24/1952 I'll walk alone Gene Ammons instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 82533 3/24/1952 Old folks Gene Ammons instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 82534 3/24/1952 Beezy Gene Ammons instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 82535 3/24/1952 Somewhere along the way Gene Ammons instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnson, J. J.," accessed October 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323857.

Johnson, J. J.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323857.

"Johnson, J. J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323857

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