JJ.Johnson is also known as James Louis. James was born on January 22, 1924, at Indianapolis, Indiana in the United States. At the age of nine he started studying piano, he completed his piano course at fourteen, and after that started his Trombone learning. James began his professional training for trombone at 1941 from Clarence Love. In 1942 he played along with Snookum Russell. He met Trumpeter Fats Navarro who inspired him a lot while he was working with Russell’s band.
Because of his inspiration, he played the new style of music Lester Young. During 1942 and 1945 he joined the Orchestra group of Benny Carter.In 1942 he made his first recording under the guidance of Carter named as On Love for Sale In October. He then made his first Jazz appearance in 1943 as Jazz at the Philharmonic show, which happened in Los Angeles. This show was organized by Norman Graz. Later he joined the Tour of the Big band Of Count Basie which traveled to almost all parts and made different Recordings.
In 1946 he left Basie and took part in a small group of Club at Newyork. In 1947 he joined hand with Illinois Jacques and made a tour. During 1959, with trumpeter Howard McGhee and bassist Oscar Prettified, Johnson visited the army camps of Korea and Japan before returning to America and taking a daily task as an inspector for the overall design blueprint. Johnson accepted that he turned into nevertheless thinking of not anything, however, tracks in the course of that time, and indeed, his Blue Note Records recordings as each a frontrunner and with Miles Davis date from this era. Johnson's compositions “Kelo" and "Enigma" were recorded by way of Davis for Blue Note and Johnson changed into a part of the traditional jazz Walk in is recorded by the Davis Studio Session as its part in 1954.
This period covers with the beginnings of Johnson's not kidding attacks into Third Stream tune. Times of composing and recording his music may trade with outings stressing enthusiasm to his betting. Following the half year he spent written work Perceptions , James date with André Previn's trio after joining the studio (including Johnson because the best horn). They recorded an entire collection of the tune of Kurt Weill. The sharp game plans and roused playing of each star on J.J. Johnson Play 'Mack the Knife' and Andre Previn and some Weill Songs of Kurt substantiated the producer's premonition, yet this recording was currently not discharged on CD till after his withering. In 1962 Johnson visited for some of the months with Davis' sextet of that a year, which went unrecorded.