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Jazz Musician of the Day: J.J. Johnson

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J.J. Johnson
All About Jazz is celebrating J.J. Johnson's birthday today!

Considered by many to be the finest jazz trombonist of all time, J.J. Johnson somehow transferred the innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to his more awkward instrument, playing with such speed and deceptive ease that at one time some listeners assumed he was playing valve (rather than slide) trombone... Read more.

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