Good move! The set was outstanding. Robin was friends with J J Johnson, so he mainly talked about him. He did mention that of the Impulse! re-releases that are about to happen, this was the first record released back in 1961. It changed the face of jazz by having 2 trombones. Before that, it was hard to find any trombones. Still today, it's often saxophones and trumpets.
The music was stellar! I was blown away. I forgot how awesome straight ahead can be. They did pull together some amazing musicians for the week. I even considered heading up to Dizzy's for more amazing jazz. But, this set went til 11 and it felt like enough.
IMPULSE! NIGHTS: KAI WINDING & J.J. JOHNSON � THE GREAT KAI AND J.J. + THE INCREDIBLE KAI WINDING TROMBONE Curated by Robin Eubanks
- Robin Eubanks - trombone
Andy Hunter - trombone
John Escreet - keyboards
Lonnie Plaxico - bass
Gene Jackson - drums