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The Eminent, Vol. 1
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Album: The Eminent, Vol. 1
# Song Title   Time
1)    Capri More Info...
2)    Lover Man More Info...
3)    Turnpike More Info...
4)    Sketch More Info...
5)    It Could Happen To You More Info...
6)    Get Happy More Info...
7)    Capri (alternate take) More Info...
8)    Turnpike (alternate take) More Info...
9)    Get Happy (alternate take) More Info...
 
Album: The Eminent, Vol. 1
# Song Title   Time
1)    Capri More Info...
2)    Lover Man More Info...
3)    Turnpike More Info...
4)    Sketch More Info...
5)    It Could Happen To You More Info...
6)    Get Happy More Info...
7)    Capri (alternate take) More Info...
8)    Turnpike (alternate take) More Info...
9)    Get Happy (alternate take) More Info...
 
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  • Personnel: J.J. Johnson (trombone); Jimmy Heath (tenor & baritone saxophones); Clifford Brown (trumpet); John Lewis (piano); Percy Heath (bass); Kenny Clarke (drums).
  • Recorded at WOR Studio, New York, New York on June 22, 1953.
  • The CD reissue of the two volumes titled The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson straighten out his three Blue Note sessions of 1953-55 and add alternate takes. This particular CD concentrates exclusively on the trombonist's 1953 sextet date with the great trumpeter Clifford Brown, Jimmy Heath (who doubles on tenor and baritone), pianist John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke. The six titles (plus three alternates) are highlighted by "It Could Happen to You," "Turnpike" and a classic rendition of "Get Happy." Although Johnson has a couple of features, Clifford Brown largely steals the show. This CD is well worth getting by listeners who do not have the music on Brownie's own Complete Blue Note set. ~ Scott Yanow
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (12/01, p.126) - "...Direct and engaging..."
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