Pinnacles

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After seven years off recording 1970-76, during which he worked full-time writing in the studios, trombonist J.J. Johnson began a successful "comeback" showing that he had lost none of his power or creativity through the years. For this album, Johnson teams up on some selections with trumpeter Oscar Brashear and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Tommy Flanagan who surprisingly plays electric keyboards on half of the selections, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Higgins. Although not quite an essential set, J.J. Johnson is in excellent form on this date, and he contributes four originals; ironically "See See Rider" and "Mr. Clean" are actually the most memorable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After seven years off recording 1970-76, during which he worked full-time writing in the studios, trombonist J.J. Johnson began a successful "comeback" showing that he had lost none of his power or creativity through the years. For this album, Johnson teams up on some selections with trumpeter Oscar Brashear and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Tommy Flanagan who surprisingly plays electric keyboards on half of the selections, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Higgins. Although not quite an essential set, J.J. Johnson is in excellent form on this date, and he contributes four originals; ironically "See See Rider" and "Mr. Clean" are actually the most memorable selections.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1999
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218700627
  • Catalog Number: 1006
  • Sales rank: 115,508

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Night Flight (7:46)
  2. 2 Deak (6:26)
  3. 3 Cannonball Junction (5:32)
  4. 4 Pinnacles (6:40)
  5. 5 See See Rider (6:46)
  6. 6 Mr. Clean (5:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
J.J. Johnson Primary Artist, Trombone
Ron Carter Bass
Tommy Flanagan Piano, Keyboards
Joe Henderson Tenor Saxophone
Billy Higgins Drums
Kenneth Nash Percussion
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Technical Credits
Wally Buck Engineer
Kirk Felton Remastering
J.J. Johnson Arranger
Ed Michel Producer
Phil Carroll Artwork
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