The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The CD reissue of the two volumes titled The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson straighten out his three Blue Note sessions of 1953-55 and add alternate takes. This particular CD concentrates exclusively on the trombonist's 1953 sextet date with the great trumpeter Clifford Brown, Jimmy Heath who doubles on tenor and baritone, pianist John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke. The six titles plus three alternates are highlighted by "It Could Happen to You," "Turnpike" and a classic rendition of "Get Happy." Although Johnson has a couple of features, Clifford Brown largely steals the show. This CD is well worth getting by listeners who do not have the music on Brownie's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The CD reissue of the two volumes titled The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson straighten out his three Blue Note sessions of 1953-55 and add alternate takes. This particular CD concentrates exclusively on the trombonist's 1953 sextet date with the great trumpeter Clifford Brown, Jimmy Heath who doubles on tenor and baritone, pianist John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke. The six titles plus three alternates are highlighted by "It Could Happen to You," "Turnpike" and a classic rendition of "Get Happy." Although Johnson has a couple of features, Clifford Brown largely steals the show. This CD is well worth getting by listeners who do not have the music on Brownie's own Complete Blue Note set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2001
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724353214326
  • Catalog Number: 32143
  • Sales rank: 63,710

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Capri (Alternate Take) (3:40)
  2. 2 Capri (3:54)
  3. 3 Lover Man (4:18)
  4. 4 Turnpike (4:25)
  5. 5 Turnpike (Alternate Take) (4:46)
  6. 6 Sketch 1 (4:51)
  7. 7 It Could Happen To You (3:51)
  8. 8 Get Happy (4:13)
  9. 9 Get Happy (Alternate Take) (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
J.J. Johnson Primary Artist, Trombone, Track Performer
Clifford Brown Trumpet
Jimmy Heath Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Brass
Wynton Kelly Piano
John Lewis Piano
Charles Mingus Bass
Percy Heath Bass
Kenny Clarke Drums
Jay Jay John Trombone
Sabu Martinez Conga
John Richard Lewis Piano
Technical Credits
Gigi Gryce Composer
John Lewis Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Remastering
Doug Hawkins Engineer
J.J. Johnson Composer
Alfred Lion Producer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Francis Wolff Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
John Hermansader Cover Design
Ted Koehler Composer
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