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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
J.J. Johnson teams up with fellow trombonist Al Grey for a variety of superior standards and obscurities in a quintet with pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Mickey Roker. Reissued on CD, this session has many joyful moments, and the interaction between the two very different-sounding trombonists Grey is hot, while Johnson is cool on such tunes as "Soft Winds," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Boy Meets Horn," and the title cut is consistently memorable and enjoyable. Recommended.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
J.J. Johnson teams up with fellow trombonist Al Grey for a variety of superior standards and obscurities in a quintet with pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Mickey Roker. Reissued on CD, this session has many joyful moments, and the interaction between the two very different-sounding trombonists Grey is hot, while Johnson is cool on such tunes as "Soft Winds," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Boy Meets Horn," and the title cut is consistently memorable and enjoyable. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/1994
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218674522
  • Catalog Number: 745
  • Sales rank: 129,318

Album Credits

Performance Credits
J.J. Johnson Primary Artist, Trombone, Track Performer
Al Grey Trombone, Track Performer
Dave Carey Percussion
Kenny Barron Piano, Keyboards
Ray Brown Bass
Mickey Roker Drums
Technical Credits
Mercer Ellington Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Ray Davies Composer
Norman Granz Liner Notes
Duke Ellington Orchestra Composer
Fletcher Henderson Composer
J.J. Johnson Producer
Bob Simpson Engineer
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Ted Persons Composer
Unknown Composer
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