Proof Positive (album)

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Proof Positive
Proof Positive (album).jpg
Studio album by J. J. Johnson
Released 1964
Recorded May 1 and July 4, 1964
Genre Jazz
Length 38:40
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
J. J. Johnson chronology
J.J.'s Broadway
(1963)J.J.'s Broadway1963
Proof Positive

Proof Positive is an album by American jazz trombonist J. J. Johnson featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Impulse! label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This CD reissue finds trombonist J.J. Johnson in prime form. In fact, his melancholy minor-toned explorations often recall Miles Davis, whose group he had played with the year before".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

LP Side 'A'

  1. "Neo" (Miles Davis) – 10:19
  2. "Lullaby Of Jazzland" (Manny Albam, Rick Ward) – 5:08
  3. "Stella By Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 4:02

LP Side 'B'

  1. "Minor Blues" (J.J. Johnson) – 8:04
  2. "My Funny Valentine" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:02
  3. "Blues Waltz" (Max Roach) – 8:05

Bonus track on CD re-issue

"Gloria" (Bronislaw Kaper) – 3:04

all tracks recorded in New York City on May 1, 1964 except "Lullaby Of Jazzland" recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey around July 4, 1964


"Lullaby Of Jazzland":


  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed March 22, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 22, 2011