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J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - Trombones For Two: The Classic Collaborations 1953-56

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - Trombones For Two: The Classic Collaborations 1953-56

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J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding were among the leading innovators and primary exponents of the trombone in modern jazz.

Exploring the instrument’s potential in the challenging musical era following the emergence of bebop in the 1940s, where trumpet and saxophone were more suited to the medium’s rapid tempos and demand for technical mastery, the duo established their reputations as soloists. Danish-born American, Winding, was a member of Benny Goodman’s orchestra, then Stan Kenton’s.

He participated in Birth of the Cool sessions in 1949, appearing on four of the 12 tracks, while Johnson appeared on the other eight, having participated on the other sessions. J. J. began his professional career with Clarence Love, and then played with Snookum Russell in 1942. In Russell’s band, he met the trumpeter Fats Navarro, who influenced him to play in the style of the tenor saxophonist Lester Young. He played in Benny Carter’s orchestra between 1942 and 1945, and took part in the first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, presented in Los Angeles by Norman Granz. In 1945, he joined the big band of Count Basie, touring and recording with him until 1946.

They came together in 1953 for the first time to collaborate on a series of projects in different group environments and this 4CD set features most of the titles. It includes material from the Live at Putnam Central Club performances plus tracks from the albums Reflections on Savoy, An Afternoon At Birdland on X, Jay & Kai on Prestige, K + J.J. on Bethlehem, alongside Trombone For Two, Jai & Kai Plus 6, and Jai & Kai At Newport on Columbia. It makes for an enlightening listening as they present both familiar and original jazz repertoire in a variety of unusual musical settings.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Move J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green & Willie Dennis

2

Yesterdays J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green & Willie Dennis
3 Trombosphere J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green & Willie Dennis
4 Chazzanova J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green & Willie Dennis
5 Kai's day J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green & Willie Dennis
6 Conversation (The Shrike) J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
7 Blues For Trombones J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
8 What Is This Thing Called Love? J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
9 Lament J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
10 The Major J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
11 Bernie's Tune J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
12 Reflections J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
13 Co-Op J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
14 Blues In Twos J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
15 Lullaby Of Birdland J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
16 Cornerstone J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
DisC 2
Track Title Artist
1 Bone Of Contention J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
2 Birdland Festival J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
3 Funnybone J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
4 Vista J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
5 Hip Bones J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
6 Riviera J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
7 Dinner For One, Please James J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
8 Wind Bag J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
9 We'll Be Together Again J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
10 Don't Argue J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
11 How Long Has This Been Going On? J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
12 Bags' Groove J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
13 You're Crying Quincy Jones & His Band
14 Funk Junction Quincy Jones & His Band
15 Thou Swell J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
16 It's All Right With Me J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
17 Lope City J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
18 Stolen Bass J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
19 Out Of This World J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
DisC 3
Track Title Artist
1 Gong Rock J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
2 Yes Sir! That's My Baby J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
3 Mad About The Boy J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
4 Lover J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
5 That's How I Feel About You J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
6 Grasshopper Quincy Jones & The All Stars
7 Give Me The Simple Life J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
8 This Can't Be Love J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
9 Trombone For Two J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
10 We Two J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
11 Let's Get Away From It All J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
12 Turnabout J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
13 It's Sand, Man J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
14 Close As Pages In A Book J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
15 The Whiffenpoof Song J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
16 Goodbye J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
17 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
18 Caribe J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
19 Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
20 The Song Is You J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
DisC 4
Track Title Artist
1 In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
2 No Moon At All Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
3 You're My Thrill Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
4 Jeanne Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
5 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
6 You Don't Know What Love Is Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
7 Piece For Two Tromboniums Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
8 Rise 'N' Shine Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
9 The Continental Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
10 A Night In Tunisia Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
11 All At Once You Love Her Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
12 The Peanut Vendor Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
13 Four Plus Four Jay And Kai Trombone Octet
14 Lover Come Back To Me J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
15 True Blue Tromboniums J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
16 NWPT J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
17 Too Close For Comfort J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
18 'S Wonderful J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
19 Tromboniums In Motion J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
20 How High The Moon J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
21 Violets For Your Furs J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
  • Artist:
    J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
  • EAN:
    824046715922
  • Discs:
    4
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    September 2021
  • Product Code:
    ACQCD7159
  • Weight:
    0.2kg