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J.J. Johnson

tb, 1924-2001 US, Indianapolis
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. James Louis Johnson C.C. Siegel Hunt Peters

James Louis "J. J." Johnson (January 22, 1924 – February 4, 2001) was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. He was sometimes credited as Jay Jay Johnson.Johnson was one of the first trombonists to embrace bebop music. He has long been regarded as one of the leading trombonists of the post-swing era, exerting a pervasive influence on other jazz musicians.

  • Trombone
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
What Is This Thing Called Love on The Trombone Master by J.J. Johnson
My Funny Valentine - Live At The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles / 1957 on Stan Getz And J.J. Johnson At The Opera House by Stan Getz & J.J. Johnson
My Funny Valentine on Proof Positive by J.J. Johnson
My Favorite Things on J.J.'s Broadway by J.J. Johnson
Mohawk on J.J. Inc. by J.J. Johnson Sextet
Blue Trombone (Part 1 & 2) on Blue Trombone by J.J. Johnson
Side By Side on The Great Kai And J.J. by J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
Better Days (Theme from "Man and Boy") on Man and Boy by J.J. Johnson
Lament on Jay & Kai by J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
Night In Tunisia on Jay & Kai + 6: The Jay And Kai Trombone Octet by J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding

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Title Artist Year Type
Live In Amsterdam 1960Jazz At The Philharmonic Featuring Coleman Hawkins, Don Byas, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter And Dizzy Gillespie, Leo Wright, Stan Getz, J.J. Johnson2018Album
Themes And Cues For Movies & TelevisionJ.J. Johnson2018Compil.
Tempus FugitMiles Davis, J.J. Johnson2017Compil.
The Columbia Albums Collection 1956-1961J.J. Johnson2017Compil.
All That Jazz, Vol. 69: Boppin' In Studio And On StageStan Getz & Friends Featuring Oscar Peterson And J.J. Johnson2016Album
The Complete '60s Big Band RecordingsJ.J. Johnson2015Compil.
Eight Classic AlbumsJ.J. Johnson2012Compil.
Plays Mack The KnifeJ.J. Johnson J.J. Johnson, André Previn, Red Mitchell, Frank Capp2009Album
What's NewJ.J. Johnson2009Album
The Savoy RecordingsJ.J. Johnson2007Album
Jay & KaiJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding2007Compil.
The 1958 European TourJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding All Stars2007Album
Jay Jay JohnsonJ.J. Johnson2006Album
Featuring Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Clarke, Charles MingusJ.J. Johnson2005Compil.
Modern Jazz ArchiveJ.J. Johnson2004Compil.
A Proper Introduction To J.J. Johnson: Bone-O-LogyJ.J. Johnson2004Compil.
The J.J. Johnson Memorial AlbumJ.J. Johnson2003Compil.
The Great Kai & J. J. / J.J.'s BroadwayJ.J. Johnson2003Compil.
Jay & KaiJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding2003Compil.
Origins - The Savoy SessionsJ.J. Johnson2002Compil.
Blue ModeJ.J. Johnson2002Compil.
Chain Reaction (Yokohama Concert, Vol. 2)J.J. Johnson, Nat Adderley2002Album
Trombone For Two & The Trombone SoundKai Winding And J.J. Johnson2000Compil.
Live In ConcertJ.J. Johnson2000Album
HeroesJ.J. Johnson1998Album
The Total J.J. JohnsonJ.J. Johnson1997Album
The Brass OrchestraJ.J. Johnson, The Brass Orchestra1997Album
The Complete Columbia J.J. Johnson Small Group SessionsJ.J. Johnson1996Album
Jay Jay JohnsonJ.J. Johnson1996Compil.
Kai Winding, Jay Jay Johnson Featuring Bill Evans 1955-1960Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson1995Compil.
Blues For TrombonesJ.J. Johnson1995Compil.
TangenceJ.J. Johnson, Robert Farnon And His Orchestra1995Album
Let's Hang OutJ.J. Johnson1993Album
Jay And KaiJ.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1992Single
Jay And KaiJ.J. Johnson, Kai Winding1992Single
Jay And KaiJ.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1992Single
VivianJ.J. Johnson1992Album
Jay Jay Johnson - Frank RosolinoJ.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino1991Compil.
Standards - Live At The Village VanguardJ.J. Johnson1991Album
Trombone MasterJ.J. Johnson1991Compil.
Quintergy - Live At The Village VanguardJ.J. Johnson1991Album
The BirdlandersThe Birdlanders Featuring J.J. Johnson And Al Cohn1991Compil.
Trombomania!Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino1990Compil.
The Trombone MasterJ.J. Johnson1989Compil.
The Be Bop LegendsJ.J. Johnson / Thelonious Monk1988Album
Jazz BrassDickie Wells, J.J. Johnson, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry1986Compil.
Getz & JohnsonStan Getz & J.J. Johnson1985Compil.
Jazz Is Here To Stay Vol 2Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Jimmy Smith, Ray Brown, Donald Byrd, Wes Montgomery, J.J. Johnson1985Compil.
Live!J.J. Johnson1985Album
If I Had YouMilt Jackson & J.J. Johnson1984Single
Things Are Getting Better All The TimeJ.J. Johnson + Al Grey1984Album
We'll Be Together AgainJoe Pass & J.J. Johnson1984Album
Jackson, Johnson, Brown, & CompanyMilt Jackson, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown1983Album
Jazz CompositionsBill Evans, Miles Davis, Joe Wilder, J.J. Johnson, Phil Woods & Art Farmer1981Compil.
J.J. JohnsonJ.J. Johnson1981Compil.
Concepts In BlueJ.J. Johnson1981Album
Four Trombones...The Debut RecordingsJ.J. Johnson · Kai Winding · Bennie Green · Willie Dennis1981Compil.
PinnaclesJ.J. Johnson1980Album
The Trombone AlbumCurtis Fuller, J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino, J. Billy VerPlanck, Frank Wess1980Compil.
Jay Jay JohnsonJ.J. Johnson1979Compil.
A Date In New York - Vol. 2J.J. Johnson, Al Cohn1979Compil.
A Date In New YorkJ.J. Johnson, Milt Jackson1979Compil.
Mad Be BopJ.J. Johnson1978Compil.
The Yokohama ConcertJ.J. Johnson & Nat Adderley1978Album
Jazz All Stars - Volume OneLionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, J.J. Johnson, Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Osie Johnson, Thad Jones, Lucky Thompson1977Compil.
Bebop Revisited, Vol. 2Dizzy Gillespie, Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, Terry Gibbs1977Compil.
Early BonesJ.J. Johnson - Kai Winding - Bennie Green With Sonny Rollins, John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Art Blakey1976Compil.
Willie Dynamite (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)J.J. Johnson1974Album
Modern Jazz Trombone MasterJ.J. Johnson1973Compil.
Cleopatra Jones- (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)J.J. Johnson / Joe Simon / Millie Jackson1973Album
Across 110th StreetBobby Womack, J.J. Johnson1972Album
Man And Boy (Original Motion Picture Score)J.J. Johnson1971Album
StoneboneJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1970Album
Betwixt & BetweenJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1969Single
Betwixt & BetweenJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1969Album
Betwixt & Between / Wichita LinemanJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1969Single
IsraelKai Winding & J.J. Johnson1968Album
Never My Love / Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The WeekKai Winding & J.J. Johnson1968Single
Eurosuite / VariationsFriedrich Gulda Und Sein Eurojazz-Orchester Feat. J.J. Johnson, Joe Zawinul1967Album
The Total J.J. JohnsonJ.J. Johnson1967Album
GoodiesJ.J. Johnson1966Album
Broadway ExpressJ.J. Johnson1966Album
Proof PositiveJ.J. Johnson1965Album
J.J.!J.J. Johnson1965Album
Music For 4 Soloists And Band No.1Friedrich Gulda - J.J. Johnson / Freddie Hubbard / Sahib Shihab1965Album
The Cape Verdean BluesThe Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson1965Album
Nancy's ThemeJ.J. Johnson1964Single
J.J.'s BroadwayJ.J. Johnson1963Album
the sounds that SWINGAndré Kostelanetz, Dave Brubeck, The Village Stompers, Art Van Damme, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Neil Wolfe, André Previn, J.J. Johnson, Percy Faith, Duke Ellington1963Compil.
Looking BackJ.J. Johnson1963Compil.
Jazz At The Philharmonic In EuropeStan Getz / J.J. Johnson / Victor Feldman / Sam Jones1963Album
Four TrombonesThe Four Trombones, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charles Mingus, John Lewis1962Album
Play Kurt Weill's Mack The Knife & Bilbao-SongAndré Previn and J.J. Johnson1962Album
K + J.J.Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson1961Single
The Great Kai And J.J.Kai Winding And J.J. Johnson1961Single
The Great Kai & J. J.J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1961Single
Blues In The ClosetJ.J. Johnson, Stan Getz1961Single
El Principio De Algo = This Could Be The Start Of SomethingJ.J. Johnson Y Kai Winding1961Single
The Great Kai & J. J.J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1961Album
K + J.J.Kai Winding + J.J. Johnson1961Album
Poll Winners JazzCurtis Fuller / J.J. Johnson / Nat Adderley1960Single
The Winners Of Down Beat's Readers Poll 1960 "Horns "Miles Davis / J.J. Johnson1960Single
Misterioso - "Poll Winners Jazz"J.J. Johnson / Nat Adderley / Paul Chambers1960Single
Jennie's Song / Get Out Of TownJ.J. Johnson1960Single
Trombone And VoicesJ.J. Johnson1960Album
Out Of This WorldKai Winding And J.J. Johnson1960Single
Blue TromboneJ.J. Johnson1959Album
Night In Tunisia/ Jeanne/ The Continental/ Piece For Two TromboniumsJ.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1959Single
Jai And KaiKai Winding, J.J. Johnson1958Album
At The Opera HouseStan Getz And J.J. Johnson1958Single
Trombone By ThreeJ.J. Johnson / Kai Winding / Bennie Green1957Compil.
Brass In Modern JazzBrass Ensemble Of The Jazz And Classical Music Society Featuring Miles Davis And J.J. Johnson1957Single
Four TrombonesKai Winding + J.J. Johnson + Bennie Green + Willie Dennis And Featuring John Lewis & Charles Mingus1957Album
Jay And KaiJ.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1957Album
First PlaceJ.J. Johnson1957Album
At The Opera HouseStan Getz And J.J. Johnson1957Album
First PlaceJ.J. Johnson1957Single
Jay And KaiJ.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1957Single
Bernie's Tune / Blues For TrombonesJ.J. Johnson, Kai Winding1956Single
At NewportDave Brubeck And J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1956Album
Jay & Kai + 6: The Jay And Kai Trombone OctetJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1956Album
Trombone By ThreeJ.J. Johnson / Kai Winding / Bennie Green1956Album
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 2J.J. Johnson1956Compil.
Kai And Jay, Bennie Green With StringsKai Winding And J.J. Johnson, Bennie Green1956Album
Jazz SpecFrankie Laine And Buck Clayton And His Orchestra Featuring J.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1956Single
Sonny Stitt / Bud Powell / J.J. JohnsonSonny Stitt / Bud Powell / J.J. Johnson1956Compil.
JayJ.J. Johnson1956Single
Jazz SpectacularFrankie Laine And Buck Clayton And His Orchestra Featuring J.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1956Album
The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary MusicStan Getz, Anthony Sciacca, J.J. Johnson, Lucky Thompson, Aaron Sachs1956Single
Kai And JayKai Winding, J.J. Johnson1955Single
Bags' Groove / Don't ArgueJ.J. Johnson ,And Kai Winding1955Single
Trombone For TwoJ.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1955Single
Jay & Kai Vol. 2J.J. Johnson / Kai Winding1955Album
The EminentJ.J. Johnson1955Compil.
Debut Records' Jazz Workshop, Volume 2: Trombone RapportJ.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis1955Album
Jay And KaiJ.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1955Album
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 3J.J. Johnson1955Album
K + J.J.Kai Winding + J.J. Johnson1955Album
An Afternoon At BirdlandKai Winding And J.J. Johnson1955Album
Kai And JayKai Winding, J.J. Johnson1955Single
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1J.J. Johnson1955Compil.
Dec. 3, 1954J.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1955Album
Jay & Kai Vol. 2J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1955Single
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Vol. 2J.J. Johnson1955Album
Groovin'J.J. Johnson1955Single
Trombone For TwoJ.J. Johnson And Kai Winding1955Album
Jay & KaiJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1955Album
Vol. 1J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1954Single
Jay & KaiJ.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1954Album
Debut Records' Jazz Workshop, Volume One: Trombone RapportJ.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis1953Album
Modern Jazz TrombonesKai Winding, J.J. Johnson1951Album
Modern Jazz Trombones Volume TwoBennie Green, J.J. Johnson With Sonny Stitt1951Album
At The Opera HouseStan Getz And J.J. Johnson / The Modern Jazz Quartet And The Oscar Peterson TrioCompil.
George Benson - Herbie Mann - Nat Adderley - K. Winding - J.J. Johnson - Wes Montgomery - Quincy Jones - Paul DesmondGeorge Benson - Herbie Mann - Nat Adderley, Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson - Wes Montgomery - Quincy Jones - Paul DesmondCompil.
The Birth Of Bop Vol. 3J.J. JohnsonSingle
At NewportBuck Clayton, Dave Brubeck And J.J. Johnson & Kai WindingSingle
BirdlanderJ.J. JohnsonCompil.
Afternoon In ParisJ.J. Johnson - Sonny StittSingle
K. Winding & J.J. JohnsonKai Winding, J.J. JohnsonCompil.
Bongo Bop / Bye Bye Blackbird / Wrinkles / This Could Be The Start Of SomethingCecil Payne & His Orchestra / Bill Henderson / Wynton Kelly / J.J. JohnsonSingle
Blue LightsColeman Hawkins Meets J.J. JohnsonSingle
Thou Swell / Gong RockKai Winding And J.J. JohnsonSingle
New Trends Of Jazz - Vol. 11J.J. JohnsonSingle
East Coast Jazz Series No. 7Kai Winding And J.J. JohnsonSingle
Side By SideJ.J. Johnson & Kai WindingSingle
The Great Jazz Concerts At The Original "Royal Roost" - Never Available Heretofore!Tadd Dameron, Miles Davis, Kai Winding, Bud Powell, Lee Konitz, J.J. Johnson, Chuck Wayne, Buddy DeFrancoAlbum
Jazz Live And Rare - Live 1947Sidney Bechet, Wild Bill Davison, J.J. JohnsonCompil.
Getz & J.J. 'Live' - Stan Getz & J.J. JohnsonStan Getz & J.J. JohnsonCompil.
Sound Of JazzJ.J. JohnsonSingle
Jay & Kai, Vol. 3J.J. Johnson & Kai WindingSingle
Jazz C-60 Style - This is Versatility C-60 Luminaire Sound trackJ.J. JohnsonSingle
Jazz At The PhilharmonicIllinois Jacquet, Jack McVea, J.J. Johnson, Nat King Cole, Les Paul, Johnny Miller, Lee YoungAlbum
Mad BopJ.J. Johnson & Kai WindingCompil.
Blue Monk / StatementJ.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, The Milt Jackson QuartetSingle
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