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J. J. Johnson

J. J. Johnson (January 22, 1924 – February 4, 2001), born James Louis Johnson and also known as Jay Jay Johnson, was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.

Johnson was one of the earliest trombonists to embrace bebop.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, trumpet, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-2659 10-in. 12/11/1947 April in Paris Coleman Hawkins Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor D7VB-2660 10-in. 12/11/1947 How strange Coleman Hawkins Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor D7VB-2661 10-in. 12/11/1947 Half step down, please Coleman Hawkins Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor D7VB-2854 10-in. 12/18/1947 Jet propulsion Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz octet instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor D7VB-2855 10-in. 12/18/1947 King Jacquet Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz octet instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor D7VB-2856 10-in. 12/18/1947 Try me one more time Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet ; Russell Jacquet Jazz octet, with vocal refrain instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor D7VB-2857 10-in. 12/18/1947 Embryo Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz octet instrumentalist, trombone, composer  
Victor D7VB-2889 10-in. 12/19/1947 Riffing at 24th street Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz nonet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2890 10-in. 12/19/1947 Mutton leg Illinois Jacquet Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2891 10-in. 12/19/1947 Symphony in Sid Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2892 10-in. 12/19/1947 A Jacquet for Jack the bellboy Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz nonet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D9VB-0021 10-in. 1/3/1949 Overtime Metronome All Stars Jazz/dance band, with solos instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor D9VB-0022 10-in. 1/3/1949 Victory ball Metronome All Stars Jazz/dance band, with solos instrumentalist, trombone  
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 April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323857.

Johnson, J. J.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323857.

"Johnson, J. J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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