J. J. Johnson
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 1 (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)
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Planned release date: 2022-12-16
Trombonist J. J. Johnson took the language of bebop and adapted it to his instrument winning the admiration of Fats Navarro, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker. After appearing on Miles Davis’ first Blue Note session in 1952, Johnson was given the chance to lead his own dates in 1953 and 1954. The first featured a sextet with Johnson joined by the brilliant trumpeter Clifford Brown, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, pianist John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Kenny Clarke who perform a varied program with up-tempo burners like “Turnpike” and beautiful ballads like “Lover Man.” For his next session Johnson went back into Van Gelder Studio to cut memorable takes of “Old Devil Moon,” the percolating original “Coffee Pot,” and more with a quintet featuring Wynton Kelly on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, Clarke once again on drums, and the conguero Sabu Martinez. The two sessions were later combined for the 12” release The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 1 (BLP 1505).
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is mono, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original masters, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
A2: Lover Man
A3: Get Happy
A4: Sketch 1
B2: Old Devil Moon
B3: It's You Or No One
B4: Too Marvelous For Words
B5: Coffee Pot
Mint (M) — Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed.
Near Mint (NM or M-) — A nearly perfect record. A NM or M- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback.
Very Good Plus (VG+) — Generally worth 50% of the Near Mint value. A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
Very Good (VG) — Generally worth 25% of Near Mint value. Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise.
Good (G) — Good Plus (G+) — Generally worth 10-15% of the Near Mint value. A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear.
Poor (P) — Fair (F) — Generally worth 0-5% of the Near Mint price, but we don’t sell that crap.
Mint (M) — Perfect condtion in every way, it has most likely been locked away
Near Mint (NM or M-) - Almost perfect, the previous owner might have opened it and played the record once
Very Good Plus (VG+) — Might have a sticker on it, but in great condition overall
Very Good (VG) — A split seam or some ring wear might be the case
Good Plus (G+) — You wouldn´t consider showing this piece off to your friendes
Good (G) — John Goodman vibe
Fair (F) — Raised by a catolic nun