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When you think of bebop and other improvisational jazz, your mind usually hears a trumpet or saxophone as the lead. We rarely think about that instrument with the long slide that makes some pretty funny sounds as taking on any serious solo work, because, the thinking went, there was no way to be as intricate with some of the fast solos in that type of jazz.

The trombone player you are about to hear proved them all wrong. And made a pretty good name for himself in that trumpet and sax dominated world. He is joined by three amazing big names from the era as well.

So get ready to hear the musician who brought the bone to bebop in Volume 175: JJ is Blue.

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Credits and Copyrights:

J.J. Johnson – Blue Trombone
Label: Columbia – CL 1303
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Released: 1959
Genre: Jazz

We will hear 5 of the 7 songs on this album.

Hello, Young Lovers
Written-By – Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers Better known together as Rodgers & Hammerstein

What’s New
Written-By – Bob Haggart and Johnny Burke

Blue Trombone, Part 1
Written-By – J.J. Johnson

Blue Trombone, Part 2
Written-By – J.J. Johnson

100 Proof
Written-By – J.J. Johnson

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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