Trombone for Two

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Trombone For Two
Trombone for Two Mosaic1015.jpg
2007 Mosaic Records edition
Studio album by J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding
Released 1956 (1956)
Recorded June 23–24, 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 35:41
Label Columbia
Producer George Avakian
Kai Winding chronology
K + J.J.
(1955) K + J.J.1955
Trombone For Two
(1956) Trombone For Two1956
Jay and Kai + 6
(1956) Jay and Kai + 61956
J. J. Johnson chronology
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 3
(1955) The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 31955
Trombone for Two
(1956) Trombone for Two1956
Jay and Kai + 6
(1956) Jay and Kai + 61956

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[1]).[2] George Avakian produced the recording sessions, which took place on June 23 and 24, 1955.[1]

In 2007,[3] Mosaic Records paired the album with Jay and Kai (Columbia CL 973) on one compact disc (MCD-1015), as part of the Mosaic Singles series.[4]


Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

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).[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

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)

Side Two

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)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Payne, Doug. "Kai Winding: Before Verve". Sound Insights. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. Trombone for Two at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ Payne, Doug. "Kai Winding: After Verve". Sound Insights. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ "J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - Trombone For Two (MCD-1015)". Mosaic Records. Retrieved 2011-09-30.