I just listened to the recent MFSL reissue of Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High, which has JJ Johnson as a sideman. Anything with JJ is great if you like jazz trombone.
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Jpstereo - I'm no expert on the topic but am crazy 'bout jazz trombone. If you haven't already found it, visit this site:
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_jazz/best_jazztromb.html (JJ Johnson is listed as Numero Uno).
2ndarily- listen to Donald Fagen's "Teahouse on the Tracks" from Kamakiriad.
Kai Winding is fun - One of my favorites is Dance to the City Beat. Don't know if you're into vinyl or not, but if you find this on the original Columbia 6-eye, the sound is awesome. He also did a number of collaborative lp's during the 6-eye era with J.J. Johnson.
There's a couple of video clips on the Kai Winding website:
One of the trombone greats, who flew mostly under the radar, is Frank Rosolino. I'd recommend his overlooked 1976 album with Conte Candoli on trumpet: "Conversation", but you can search Ebay for his name as a sideman and find some great classics.
Granchon Moncur III Evolution Cd is one of my all time faves. Mosiac records has a 3 CD set with all his Blue Note recordings(Evolution is included) plus it has two CD's by Jackie McClean(One Step Beyond and Destination Out) which in my opinion is some of his best avant gard work. Very Trippy.Bobby Hutchinson joins Granchon on all three mentioned works.
Often overlooked by hardcore jazzers -- who tend to disdain regular *bands* (like the MJQ) and *song*-form instrumental material -- is Wayne Henderson's outstanding work with the Jazz Crusaders (acoustic 60's) and later the jes' plain Crusaders (electric 70's).
And then you can never ever go wrong with JB/Horny Horns 'bone man Fred Wesley. Is it jazz? Better question: Who cares when you can't sit down?
Engaging mix of ancient Mongolian msic interacting with Rudd's trombone. Recommended to stretch your ears: Blue Mongol-
"On Blue Mongol, Roswell Rudd mixes his trombone with the folk sounds of Mongolian Buryat Band, but Roswell is not just any jazz trombonist.
A key figure in the free jazz movement of the 1960s, Roswell reintroduced the smears and growls that hadn't been in jazz since the Dixieland era of tailgating trombone. Then, for 3 decades on and off, Roswell assisted Alan Lomax with his world song project, thus gaining a wide and deep knowledge of the world's many musical styles. In 2002, two Mongolian musicians visited Roswell at his home in New York. They found the kinship between the resonated overtones of their throat singing and of the trombone. Two years later, one of the musicians returned as a member of excellent Mongolian female singer Badma Khanda's band and a recording between the re-named band and Roswell eventuated. The result is an odd-sounding but likeable mix of Roswell's trombone and the ensemble's zither, dulcimer, lute, flute, vocals and percussion on a selection of Mongolian traditional songs plus some Rudd originals, an 'American Medley' and a song from West Africa, all proudly pentatonic."
As a former trombone player I was always amazed by Bill Watrous back in the '70s. I think his best was Bill Watrous' Manhattan Wildlife Refuge. This was before he started playing mostly Musak-like stuff. I've been listening to my LP (bought new) a lot lately and was shocked to find it available on CD. There is some brilliant trombone playing on this one. The Great Kai and JJ is another good one. The Kenton orchestra had some good players, also.
So you like horns eh?
Well if you do not have Tower of Power "Soul Vaccination" in your collection then you are missing the tightest horn section I know of. Even if you don't care for funk - the muscianship is absolutely stunning and they do amazing ballads too! Mic Gillette was one of the original three that started this famous band.
The TOP horn section is famous globally and has appeared on many artists' recordings, including Little Feat, the Monkees, Santana, Elton John, Linda Lewis, John Lee Hooker, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Heart, Huey Lewis and the News, Spyro Gyra, Lyle Lovett, Poison, Phish, Toto, and Aerosmith.
J.J. Johnson, as others have noted, is perhaps the best-known jazz trombonists, and while he was a featured player or a supporting player in many dozens of recordings, one of my favorite is "At The Opera" which matches Johnson with a young Stan Getz. Great interplay between the two, live recordings, one in stereo and the other in mono.