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Concepts In Blue
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Concepts in Blue is an album by jazz trombonist J. J. Johnson recorded in 1980 for the Pablo Today label and originally released as a CD in 2002. The colorful frontline obviously enjoyed playing the blues-oriented repertoire and the solos are consistently rewarding. Nothing all that innovative occurs but the results are pleasing". All compositions by J. Johnson except where noted.

Concepts In Blue ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM). Original Jazz Classics, Pablo Today. OJCCD-735-2, 2312-123.

Also Known As. James Louis Johnson. Member Of. The Birdlanders Jayne County & the Electric Chairs. Biography by Scott Yanow. Major figure in jazz trombone, with an astonishing sliding technique, worked furiously in bebop. full condensed blue highlight denotes album pick.

Johnson's trombone style remained remarkably consistent throughout his career, and you can hear that constancy in this well-culled collection. The opening cut finds Johnson in the good company of an aggrssively boppish Coleman Hawkins, navigating the tricky changes of Thelonious Monk's "I Mean Yo. The closing selection finds him in the stylish company of fellow trombonist Al Grey and empathic pianist Kenny Barron. Pinnacles, 11. Jaylock, 12. Concepts in Blue, 13. Misty, 1. hat's New, 15. Nature Boy, 16.

Johnson's compositions "Enigma" and "Kelo" were recorded by Davis for Blue Note and Johnson was part of the Davis studio session band that recorded the jazz classic Walkin' (1954). Jay and Kai. In 1954 producer Ozzie Cadena, then with Savoy Records, convinced Johnson to set up a combo with trombonist Kai Winding: the "Jay and Kai Quintet". Johnson's 1963 solo album J. s Broadway is an example of both his mature trombone style and sound, and his arranging abilities. 1964 saw the recording of his last working band for a period of over 20 years – Proof Positive. Beginning in 1965 Johnson recorded a number of large group studio albums under his name, featuring many of his own compositions and arrangements.

Johnson Memorial Album by Al Grey, Bennie Green. Free download and listen The . Johnson Memorial Album. Johnson, Al Grey - Soft Winds 04:23. Johnson - Concepts In Blue 07:57. Johnson - Nature Boy 02:29.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741

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A11 Blue Nun
Written-By – J.J. Johnson
A2 Nermus
Written-By – J.J. Johnson
A3 Village Blues
Written-By – John Coltrane
A4 Azure
Written-By – J.J. Johnson
B1 Coming Home
Written-By – Kevin L. Johnson*
B2 Concepts In Blue
Written-By – J.J. Johnson
B3 Mohawk
Written-By – J.J. Johnson


  • Bass – Ray Brown, Tony Dumas
  • Design, Layout – Norman Granz, Sheldon Marks
  • Drums – Kevin Johnson
  • Engineer – Dennis Sands
  • Keyboards – Billy Childs, Pete Jolly
  • Photography By – Phil Stern
  • Producer, Trombone, Liner Notes – J.J. Johnson
  • Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Ernie Watts
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Clark Terry
  • Vibraphone, Keyboards – Vic Feldman*


Recorded September 23-26, 1980.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2312-123 J.J. Johnson Concepts In Blue ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Today 2312-123 US 1981
2312-123 J.J. Johnson Concepts In Blue ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Today 2312-123 Canada 1981
PN 4015 J.J. Johnson Concepts In Blue ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Today PN 4015 Spain 1981
2312-123 J.J. Johnson Concepts In Blue ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Today 2312-123 Scandinavia 1981
OJCCD-735-2, 2312-123 J.J. Johnson Concepts In Blue ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Pablo Today OJCCD-735-2, 2312-123 US 1992