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Legends

Back One Mars Beat Artist - JJ Johnson

JJ Johnson

( 1924-2001 )

J. J. Johnson (born James Louis Johnson) set a new standard for jazz trombone playing in the post-swing era, adapting the instrument to bebop in a way that influenced every jazz trombonist who followed him. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, he made his recording debut with Benny Carter in 1943 and formed a successful quintet with Kai Winding in 1954. As a gifted composer of songs, including Kelo and Lament, he wrote a number of scores for television and film, notably Across 110th Street.

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  • End Of A Love Affair

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  • Amazing Grace

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  • Two's Company

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