J.J. Johnson - Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Vol. 1 LP (Blue Note Classic)


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Trombonist J.J. Johnson took the language of bebop and adapted it to his instrument winning the admiration of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. After playing on Miles Davis' first Blue Note session, Johnson led several dates in 1953-54 that were compiled on The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 1 featuring Clifford Brown, Charles Mingus and more. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.