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In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Jay and Kai”, album by J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding. It was recorded in November 1955, July – December 17, 1956, and January 1957 in New York City.


  • J. J. Johnson – trombone, trombonium 
  • Kai Winding – trombone, trombonium
  • Wayne Andre, Carl Fontana – trombone
  • Dick Leib – bass trombone 
  • Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone
  • Roy Frazee, Hank Jones, Dick Katz – piano
  • Bill Crow, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, Kenny O’Brien – bass
  • Kenny Clarke, Jack Franklin, Elvin Jones, Shadow Wilson – drums
  • Candido Camero – bongos

Track listing:

  1. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter
  2. Caribe – Kai Winding
  3. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. The Song Is You – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – David Mann, Bob Hilliard
  6. Yes, You – Dick Leib
  7. Tromboniums in Motion – J. J. Johnson
  8. How High the Moon – Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
  9. Violets for Your Furs – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  10. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  11. ‘S Wonderful – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. I Should Care – Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Columbia” label released “A Touch of Satin”, album by J.J. Johnson Quartet, and the 21st J.J. Johnson album overall. It was recorded in December 1960 and January 1961, at “Columbia 30th Street Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.


  • J. J. Johnson – trombone
  • Victor Feldman – piano, vibraphone, celeste
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

  1. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
  2. Flat Black – J. J. Johnson
  3. Gigi – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  4. Bloozineff – J. J. Johnson
  5. Jackie-ing – Thelonious Monk
  6. Goodbye – Gordon Jenkins
  7. Full Moon and Empty Arms – Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman
  8. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  9. When the Saints Go Marching In – traditional

On April 10, 1961.

On April 10. 1961, “Columbia” label released “J.J. Inc.” the 19th J. J. Johnson album. It was recorded in August 1960, and was produced by Teo Macero.


  • J. J. Johnson – trombone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Arthur Harper – double bass
  • Albert Heath – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by J.J. Johnson.

  1. Mohawk
  2. Minor Mist
  3. In Walked Horace
  4. Fatback
  5. Aquarius
  6. Shutterbug

On December 17, 2020.

On December 17, 2020, Stanley Cowell died aged 79. He was musician (piano), co-founder of the “Strata-East Records” label, and professor at the “Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers”, the “State University of New Jersey”. He recorded with many famous jazz musicians including Gary Bartz, Larry Coryell, Richard Davis, Sonny Fortune, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, The Heath Brothers, Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin, Bobby Hutcherson, J. J. Johnson, Clifford Jordan, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Owens, Art Pepper, Buddy Terry, Charles Sullivan, Charles Toliver, Roland Kirk, Marion Brown, Harold Land, and Max Roach. As leader Cowell released 34 albums.

In December 1966.

In December 1966, “Impulse!” label released “Nine Flags”, the ninth Chico O’Farrill album. It was recorded in November 1966, in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  1. Chico O’Farrill – arranger, conductor
  2. Clark Terry – trumpet, flugelhorn
  3. Art Farmer, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Nottingham – trumpet
  4. Harry DiVito, Urbie Green, J. J. Johnson, Benny Powell – trombone
  5. Julius Watkins – French horn
  6. Jerry Dodgion, Joe Firrantello, Eddie Wasserman, Frank Wess – woodwinds
  7. Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  8. Larry Coryell – guitar
  9. Pat Rebillot – piano
  10. George Duvivier – bass
  11. Gus Johnson, Don Lamond, Mel Lewis – drums
  12. Carl Hard – percussion 

Track listing:

All tracks by Chico O’Farrill.

  1. Live Oak
  2. Patcham
  3. Aromatic Tabac
  4. Dry Citrus
  5. Royal Saddle
  6. Panache
  7. Green Moss
  8. Manzanilla
  9. Clear Spruce
  10. The Lady From Nine Flags

On May 24, 2020.

On May 24, 2020, Wilbur James Cobb died aged 91. He was musician (drums), one of the most influential and respected drummers in Jazz music. He has recorded and performed with many musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Art Pepper, Gil Evans, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Phil Upchurch, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Joey DeFrancesco, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gómez, Bill Evans, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Walter Bishop, Jr., Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, David Amram, Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akiyoshi. Cobb recorded 17 albums as a leader.


In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Limelight” label released “With Respect to Nat”, Oscar Peterson tribute album to Nat King Cole, who had died earlier that year. It was recorded October – November 1965, and was produced by Jack Tracy.


  • Oscar Peterson— vocals, piano
  • Hank Jones— piano
  • Ray Brown, Richard Davis— double bass
  • Herb Ellis, Barry Galbraith— guitar
  • Mel Lewis— drums
  • Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland,  J. Johnson— trombone
  • Tony Studd — bass trombone
  • Seldon Powell— alto flute, tenor flute
  • Jerome Richardson— bass flute, tenor flute
  • John Frosk, Joe Newman— trumpet
  • Ernie Royal, Danny Stiles — trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Phil Woods— alto saxophone
  • Manny Albam— arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street – Gene Austin, Jimmy McHugh, Irving Mills
  2. It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose
  3. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home – Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
  4. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish
  5. Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  6. Little Girl – Francis Henry, Matt Hyde
  7. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You – Andy Razaf, Don Redman
  8. Orange Colored Sky – Milton DeLugg, William Stein
  9. Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat King Cole, Irving Mills
  10. Calypso Blues – Clifford Carmen, Cole, Don George
  11. What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry? – Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
  12. Easy Listening Blues – Nadine Robinson


In January 1966.

In January 1966, “Blue Note” label released “The Cape Verdean Blues”, the fourteen Horace Silver album. It was recorded in October 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Horace Silver– piano
  • Woody Shaw– trumpet
  • Joe Henderson- tenor sax
  • J. Johnson– trombone
  • Bob Cranshaw– bass
  • Roger Humphries- drums

 Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver, except where noted

  1. The Cape Verdean Blues
  2. The African Queen
  3. Pretty Eyes
  4. Nutville
  5. Bonita
  6. Mo’ Joe – Joe Henderson

On October 21, 1957.

On October 21, 1957, “Columbia” label released “Miles Ahead”, the second Miles Davis album for this label. It was recorded May 6, 10, 23, 27 – August 22, 1957, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian and Cal Lampley.


  • Miles Davis – flugelhorn
  • Gil Evans– arranger, conductor
  • Bernie Glow– lead trumpet
  • Ernie Royal, Louis Mucci, Taft Jordan, John Carisi– trumpet
  • Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennett – trombone
  • Tom Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Willie Ruff, Tony Miranda, Jim Buffington – French horn
  • Bill Barber– tuba
  • Lee Konitz– alto sax
  • Danny Bank– bass clarinet
  • Romeo Penque, Sid Cooper – flute, clarinet
  • Paul Chambers– double bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Wynton Kelly- piano

Track listing:

  1. Springsville – John Carisi
  2. The Maids of Cadiz – Léo Delibes
  3. The Duke – Dave Brubeck
  4. My Ship – Kurt Weill
  5. Miles Ahead – Miles Davis, Gil Evans
  6. Blues for Pablo – Gil Evans
  7. New Rhumba – Ahmad Jamal
  8. Medley Pt. 1: The Meaning of the Blues – Bobby Troup, Leah Worth
  9. Medley Pt. 2: Lament – J. Johnson
  10. I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone but You) – Jack Elliot, Harold Spina

On January 11, 2011.

On January 11, 2011, “RacecarLOTTA” label released the self – titled, third Edie Brickell album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Charlie Sexton.


  • Edie Brickell– vocals, guitar
  • Carter Albrecht– organ, piano, vocals, Wurlitzer
  • David Boyle – chamberlin, keyboards, piano, Wurlitzer, sampling
  • J. Johnson– drums
  • Dave Monsey – bass
  • Jim Oblon – drum programming, drums, dumbek
  • Dave Palmer– grand piano
  • Charlie Sexton– clavinet, double bass, 12 string acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, organ, piano, vocals, mellotron
  • Kyle Crusham, Dave McNair, Brian Scheuble, Jared Tuten – engineer
  • Andy Smith, Kevin Porter – mixing
  • Amy Beth McNeely – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Edie Brickell except where noted.

  1. Give It Another Day
  2. Pill
  3. Been So Good
  4. Always
  5. 2 O’clock in the Morning
  6. On the Avenue
  7. Waiting for Me
  8. You Came Back
  9. It Takes Love
  10. Bad Way