J. J. Johnson Quartet – J Is for Jazz (Full Album)

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J Is for Jazz is an album by the J. J. Johnson Quartet which was released on the Columbia label in 1956.

Track listing:
“Naptown U.S.A.” (J. J. Johnson) – 4:59
“It Might as Well Be Spring” (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 4:46
“Tumbling Tumbleweeds” (Bob Nolan) – 4:14
“Angel Eyes” (Matt Dennis Earl Brent) – 3:35
“Solar” (Miles Davis) – 5:14
“Overdrive”(J. J. Johnson) – 3:22
“Undecided” (Charlie Shavers, Sid Robin) – 4:04
“Never Let Me Go” (Joseph Scott) – 3:40
“Chasin’ the Bird” (Charlie Parker) – 4:40
“Cube Steak” (J. J. Johnson) – 3:41

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC on July 24, 1956 (tracks 4, 6 & 7), July 25, 1956 (tracks 3, 5, 8 & 10) and July 27, 1956 (tracks 1, 2 & 9)

Personnel:
J. J. Johnson – trombone
Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone, flute
Tommy Flanagan (tracks 1, 2 & 9), Hank Jones (tracks 3-8 & 10) – piano
Percy Heath (tracks 4, 6 & 7), Wilbur Little (tracks 1-3, 5 & 8-10) – bass
Elvin Jones – drums

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Released: 1956
Recorded: July 24, 25 & 27, 1956
Studio Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC
Label: Columbia
CL 935
Producer: Cal Lampley

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