J.J. Johnson and Al Grey

Things-Are-Getting-Better-All-The-Time

Things Are Getting Better All The Time

  • Release Date: 08 Oct 1992
  • OJCCD-745-2

J.J. Johnson and Al Grey present a study in contrast. Johnson is the man who taught the trombone to speak the complex language of bebop. Grey kept alive in modern jazz the horn’s traditional role as shaggy dog, trickster, shouter, and plunger into comedy. They achieve an ensemble blend reminiscent of Johnson’s celebrated partnership with Kai Winding and demonstrate that each is capable of doing a bit of the other’s routine. Johnson absorbs a share of Grey’s humor. Grey… MORE

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