J. J. Johnson’s ‘J.J. Inc.’

J. J. Johnson’s ‘J.J. Inc.’ is an album recorded on August 1 & 3, 1960 with Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Jordan and released on April 10, 1961 By Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Mohawk (J.J. Johnson) – 09:22 . 2.Minor Mist (J.J. Johnson) – 05:08 . 3.In Walked Horace (J.J. Johnson) – 05:11 . 4.Fatback (J.J. Johnson) – 06:35 . 5.Aquarius (J.J. Johnson) – 05:56 . 6.Shutterbug (J.J. Johnson) – 07:25

Musicians : J. J. Johnson – Trombone . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet . Clifford Jordan – Tenor Saxophone . Cedar Walton – Piano . Arthur Harper – Double Bass . Albert Heath – Drums

Production : Produced By Teo Macero Fred Plaut – Engineer

Package : Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Don Hunstein – Photography . Teo Macero – Liner Notes . Steve Turre – Liner Notes

Recorded On August 1 & 3, 1960.

Released On April 10, 1961 By Columbia.

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JazzTimes
Not only is this music flawlessly played-thanks to the group’s having been able to work on it for eight months preceding its recording-but Johnson’s arrangements make it several steps above the usual head-solos-head format used by so many others. […]

Jazz Profiles
What initially struck me about this recording is that it was one of the few that I always enjoy listening to from beginning to end. Many albums in my collection have one or a few cuts that I find interesting and/or enjoyable, but over the years I’ve noticed that there are only a relative few that I want to repeatedly hear in their entirety. […]

allmusic
Seven of the compositions (which are joined by Dizzy Gillespie’s Blue ‘N’ Boogie) are Johnson’s and, although none caught on […]

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