Jay and Kai + 6

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Jay and Kai + 6
Jay and Kai + 6 (album cover).jpg
Studio album by The Jay and Kai Trombone Octet
Released 1956 (1956)
Recorded April 2–6, 1956
Length 29:37
Producer George Avakian
J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding chronology
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Jay and Kai + 6
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Jay and Kai + 6 is the fifth album by jazz trombonists J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, credited on this album as The Jay and Kai Trombone Octet.[1][2] The title refers to the six trombonists (including two bass trombonists) who accompany Johnson and Winding on the recording.[2] Columbia Records released the album (Columbia CL 892) as a monaural LP record in 1956.[2][3] In December 1956, Jay and Kai + 6 reached the № 3 position on the Billboard jazz chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

The following track listing refers to the original LP configuration.[1][3][5]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Arrangement Length
1. "A Night in Tunisia" Gillespie Johnson 2:25
2. "Piece for Two Tromboniums" Winding[1][3][6]   2:00
3. "Rise 'N' Shine" De Sylva, Youmans   2:41
4. "All at Once You Love Her" Rodgers and Hammerstein Winding 2:38
5. "No Moon At All" Evans, Mann Johnson 2:11
6. "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" Rodgers and Hammerstein   2:29
Total length: 14:44
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Arrangement Length
1. "The Peanut Vendor" Simons, Gilbert, Sunshine Winding 2:09
2. "You're My Thrill" Gorney, Clare   2:44
3. "Jeanne" Winding   2:30
4. "Four Plus Four" Johnson[1][3][7]   3:11
5. "You Don't Know What Love Is" de Paul, Raye Winding 2:18
6. "The Continental" Conrad, Magidson   2:21
Total length: 15:13



  1. ^ a b c d e Payne, Doug. "KAI WINDING". Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Reviews and Ratings of New Albums". Billboard. 1956-09-29. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding – Jay & Kai + 6: The Jay And Kai Trombone Octet". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  4. ^ "The Billboard's Monthly Recap of Best Selling Classical and Jazz Packaged Records". Billboard. 1956-12-29. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  5. ^ Nathan, Dave. Jay and Kai + 6 at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  6. ^ The allmusic review credits Johnson as the composer.
  7. ^ The allmusic review credits McCoy Tyner as the composer.