By Joshua Berrett,Louis G., III Bourgois
J.J. Johnson, referred to as the religious father of contemporary trombone, has been a outstanding determine within the historical past of jazz. His occupation has embodied almost each innovation and improvement in jazz during the last half-century. during this first accomplished biography, filmography, catalog of compositions, and discography, the authors discover Johnson's adolescence and early schooling, record his first compositions, and consider his classical roots, thereby making a detailed and strong representation of the composer's technical and stylistic development.
New within the paperback version is an Epilogue containing very important information regarding Johnson's suicide in addition to an Index of Discography Titles.
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