With pianist Bill Evans, either Paul Chambers or Tommy Williams on bass, and Roy Haynes or Art Taylor on drums, the two trombonists are in melodic and witty form on such tunes as "This Could Be the Start of Something Big," "Blue Monk," "Side by Side," and "Theme from Picnic.
Drums – Art Taylor (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 8 to 11), Roy Haynes (tracks: 1, 3,6, 7). Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder. Photography By – Arnold Newman. Producer – Creed Taylor. Johnson, Kai Winding. Featuring: Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, Tommy Williams, Roy Haynes, Art Taylor - The Great Kai & J. J. (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, DMM). Johnson & Kai Winding - The Great Kai & J. download.
3:08 11 JustFor A Thrill 3:19 Bass Paul Chambers (1, 3,6, 7), Tommy Williams (2, 4, 5, 8 to 11) Drums Art Taylor (2, 4, 5, 8 to 11), Roy Haynes (1, 3,6, 7) Piano Bill Evans Trombone . This lively Impulse! set was the first recorded reunion of trombonists . Johnson and KaiWinding.
Roy Owen Haynes (born March 13, 1925) is an American jazz drummer and group leader. Haynes is among the most recorded drummers in jazz, and in a career lasting over 70 years has played in a wide range of styles ranging from swing and bebop to jazz fusion and avant-garde jazz. He has a highly expressive, personal style ("Snap Crackle" was a nickname given him in the 1950s). He has also led his own groups, some performing under the name Hip Ensemble. His recordings as a leader, Fountain of Youth and Whereas, were nominated for a Grammy Award. 1958: We Three (New Jazz) with Paul Chambers & Phineas Newborn. 1960: Just Us (New Jazz). 1960: The Great Kai & J. (Kai Winding & J. Johnson). 1960: Taking Care of Business (Oliver Nelson). 1960: Lem Winchester with Feeling (Lem Winchester).
Bass – Paul Chambers (3) (tracks: 1, 3,6, 7), Tommy Williams (3) (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 8 to 11). Drums – Art Taylor (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 8 to 11), Roy Haynes (tracks: 1, 3,6, 7). Reissue Producer – Michael Cuscuna. Remastered By – Erick Labson. Digitally remastered at MCA Music Media Studios, using 20-Bit Super Mapping.
Genre: Jazz Album: The Great Kai & . A1. This Could Written-By. Be The Start Of – Steve Allen.
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The Great Kai and . Johnson (Impulse A 1) . Johnson, Kai Winding (tb) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d) NYC, Oct. 3, 1960. This Could Be the Start of Something Big same personnel NYC, Nov. 2, 1960. I Concentrate on You, Blue Monk, Side by Side Tommy Williams (b) Art Taylor (d) replaces Chambers, Haynes NYC, Nov. 4, 1960. Alone Together, Theme from & Going Going Gong!, Just for a Thrill same personnel NYC, Nov. 8, 1960. Judy, Georgia on My Mind, Trixie.
|A1||This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
Written-By – Steve Allen
|A2||Georgia On My Mind
Written-By – Hoagy Carmichael, S. Gorrell*
Written-By – Thelonious Monk
Written-By – J.J. Johnson
Written-By – Arthur Schwartz - Howard Dietz*
|A6||Side By Side
Written-By – Harry Woods
|B1||Concentrate On You
Written-By – Cole Porter
|B2||Theme From Picnic
Written-By – George W. Duning*
Written-By – J.J. Johnson
|B4||Going, Going, Gong!
Written-By – Kai Winding
|B5||Just For A Thrill
Written-By – Don Raye, Lil Armstrong*
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