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A Little Known Cafe Bohemia Recording

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I thought I had covered all the Cafe Bohemia recordings but fortunately I was wrong. Yes, I have recently discovered another recording from this famous Jazz spot in New York City and I feel obligated to pass it along to all the readers/listeners of Jazz Con Class Radio. The name of this Jay Jay Johnson recording is “Live At Café Bohemia 1957.” Take a look at this “monster” quintet comprised of 5 incredible young musicians that helped Jazz endure and innovate further on throughout the 60’s and beyond! This is a must-have recording that all Jazz collectors should have, get it and Enjoy it!

More here (Freshsounds):

“The J.J. Johnson Quintet is heard live during a 1957 broadcast that originated from the Cafe Bohemia in New York City. Having just ended his musical partnership with fellow trombonist Kai Winding, Johnson was now leading an exciting new group with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Wilbur Little, drummer Elvin Jones, and the tragically short-lived tenor saxophonist and flutist Bobby Jaspar. Johnson devours the rapid-fire opener, “Bernie’s Tune,” then Jaspar is added for his original “In a Little Provincial Town,” which features his lyrical flute and some fine muted trombone by the leader. Jaspar is heard on tenor during….More Here

This tune is from the album, ENJOY!

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