J.J. Johnson ‎– J.J.!

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1 El Camino Real
Written-By – J. J. Johnson*
4:09
2 Stolen Moments
Written-By – Oliver Nelson
5:51
3 Train Samba
Written-By – G. McFarland*
6:48
4 Swing Spring
Written-By – M. Davis*
3:45
5 Bimsha Swing
Written-By – B. Best*, T. Monk*
3:11
6 My Little Suede Shoes
Written-By – C. Parker*
4:53
7 So What
Written-By – M. Davis*
4:22
8 Stratusphunk
Written-By – G. Russell*
6:46
9 Winter's Waif
Written-By – G. McFarland*
5:05
Bonus Tracks
10 Ally
Written-By – Tom McIntosh
5:43
11 Supplication
Written-By – Tom McIntosh
4:15

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Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City on December 7 (#5, 6, 7, 8), 8 (#2, 4, 10) and 9 (#1, 3, 9), 1964.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 079892727920

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LSP-3350 J. J. Johnson* J.J.!(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-3350 US 1965 Sell This Version
PL 43530 J.J. Johnson "J.J. !"(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor PL 43530 France 1982 Sell This Version
74321 25727 2 J. J. Johnson* J.J.!(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Bertelsmann Music Group 74321 25727 2 1995 Sell This Version
LPM-3350 J. J. Johnson* J.J.!(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-3350 US 1965 Sell This Version
LSP-3350, LPM-3350, LPM 3350 J. J. Johnson* The Great J.J. Johnson(LP, Album, Mono) RCA, RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-3350, LPM-3350, LPM 3350 Italy 1965 Sell This Version

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Rob7

Rob7

January 6, 2014
From Mosaic website:
"What a perfect record!

In 1964, after leading his own small group and a quintet co-led by Kai Winding for more than a decade, the pioneer of modern jazz trombone marked his move from Columbia to RCA Victor with a dazzling album, brimming with beauty and growth.

J.J. wrote six amazing, highly original big band arrangements for classics by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and George Russell as well as his own El Camino Real and then commissioned two originals each from Gary McFarland and Tom McIntosh and one from Oliver Nelson. Then he assembled the best musicians in New York driven by the rhythm section of Hank Jones, Bob Cranshaw and Grady Tate to realize the music on three consecutive days in December 1964.

From the progressive swing of Swing Spring and So What to the lyricism of "Stolen Moments" to the pure modernity of Bemsha Swing and Stratusphunk, Johnson and company often break the rules of section writing and conventional voicings with marvelous results. While J.J. is the prime soloist through the sessions, Thad Jones, Clark Terry, Jerome Richardson, Oliver Nelson and Hank Jones are also heard from to great advantage.

This CD is remixed from the original three-track master tapes with wonderful sonic results. Additionally, the two previously unissued Tom McIntosh charts (Ally and Supplication) have been added to complete the album."