Blue Trombone

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Blue Trombone
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Studio album by J. J. Johnson
Released 1957
Recorded 1957
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
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Blue Trombone is an LP by J. J. Johnson. An early example of hard bop, the album features pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Max Roach. The album was originally released on Columbia Records in 1957 and was reissued on CD by Tristar in 1994.


Michael Nastos of Allmusic rated the album four stars and stated, "All of the music is excellent, and shows why Johnson was regarded as the very best jazz trombonist in the bop and post-bop movements."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Hello, Young Lovers (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
  2. Kev (J.J. Johnson)
  3. What's New (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
  4. Blue Trombone (Part 1) (J.J. Johnson)
  5. Blue Trombone (Part 2) (J.J. Johnson)
  6. Gone with the Wind (Allie Wrubel, Herbert Magidson)
  7. 100 Proof (J.J. Johnson)

Track listing - reissue with bonus tracks[edit]

  1. Hello Young Lovers
  2. Kev
  3. What's New
  4. Blue Trombone
  5. Gone With The Wind
  6. 100 Proof
  7. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  8. Portrait Of Jenny
  9. Pennies From Heaven
  10. Viscosity
  11. You're Mine, You
  12. Daylie Double
  13. Groovin'



  • Columbia CL 1303