Pinnacles (album)

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Pinnacles
Pinnacles (album).jpg
Studio album by J. J. Johnson
Released 1980
Recorded September 17–19, 1979
Studio Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
Genre Jazz
Length 38:56
Label Milestone
M 9093
Producer Ed Michel
J. J. Johnson chronology
Chain Reaction: Yokohama Concert, Vol. 2
(1977)Chain Reaction: Yokohama Concert, Vol. 21977
Pinnacles
(1979)
Concepts in Blue
(1980)Concepts in Blue1980

Pinnacles is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger J. J. Johnson recorded in 1979 for the Milestone label.[1][2][3][4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[5]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow observed "Although not quite an essential set, J.J. Johnson is in excellent form on this date".[5] All About Jazz said "This is deep ‘Seventies funk, with block horns and lots of percussion. It’s also pretty generic – these guys are more at home playing jazz, and that’s what they should be playing".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by J. J. Johnson except where noted.

  1. "Night Flight" - 7:46
  2. "Deak" - 6:26
  3. "Cannonball Junction" - 5:32
  4. "Pinnacles" - 6:40
  5. "See See Rider" (Traditional) - 6:46
  6. "Mr. Clean" (Weldon Irvine) - 5:46

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs album entry, accessed July 18, 2016
  2. ^ Milestone Records 9000 series discography, accessed July 20, 2016
  3. ^ Milestone Label Discography, accessed July 20, 2016
  4. ^ Tommy Flanagan Catalog, accessed July 20, 2016
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Pinnacles – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  6. ^ AAJ Staff, All About Jazz Review, April 1, 1999