Trombone for Two
|Trombone For Two|
2007 Mosaic Records edition
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||June 23–24, 1955|
|Kai Winding chronology|
|J. J. Johnson chronology|
Trombone For Two is a 1956 album by jazz trombonists J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding ("Jay and Kai"). It was the first of five albums that Winding and Johnson recorded for Columbia Records (CL 742). George Avakian produced the recording sessions, which took place on June 23 and 24, 1955.
Scott Yanow, writing for allmusic, describes Trombone For Two as "bop-based but full of surprises, tasteful but not always predictable," and gives the album a three-star rating (of a possible five). It was a surprise successes in the '50s, when jazz was dominated by piano trios and trumpet and tenor saxophone stars. Jay and Kai crafted well thought out, inventive arrangements that highlighted the blend of their sounds while at the same time setting off their distinctive styles.
- 1. "The Whiffenpoof Song" (Minnigerode-Pomeroy-Galloway-Rev: R. Vallee)
- 2. "Give Me the Simple Life" (Ruby - Bloom)
- 3. "Close as Pages in a Book" (Fields - Romberg)
- 4. "Turnabout" (J. J. Johnson)
- 5. "Trombone for Two" (Kai Winding)
- 6. "It's Sand, Man" (E. Lewis-Arr: K. Winding)
- 7. "We Two" (J. J. Johnson)
- 8. "Let's Get Away From It All" (Adair-Dennis)
- 9. "Goodbye" (Jenkins)
- 10. "This Can't Be Love" (Rodgers and Hart)
- J.J. Johnson - Trombone
- Kai Winding - Trombone
- Dick Katz - Piano
- Paul Chambers - Bass
- Osie Johnson - Drums
- Payne, Doug. "Kai Winding: Before Verve". Sound Insights. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- Yanow, Scott. Trombone for Two at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- Payne, Doug. "Kai Winding: After Verve". Sound Insights. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- "J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - Trombone For Two (MCD-1015)". Mosaic Records. Retrieved 2011-09-30.