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J. J. Johnson
January 22, 1924, Indianapolis, Indiana – February 4, 2001
James Louis Johnson was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, one of the first trombonists to embrace bebop music. He has long been regarded as one of the leading trombonists of the post-swing era, exerting a pervasive influence on other jazz musicians.
J.J. Johnson Quintet – Autumn Leaves U. Jazz, 1993