The JPJ Quartet




During an era when swing-oriented jazz was being greatly overshadowed not only by rock, soul jazz, bop and avant-garde but the new mixture of music called fusion, Budd Johnson, Dill Jones, Bill Pemberton and Oliver Jackson came together as the JPJ Quartet, a co-op group that lasted from 1969 to 1975. The JPJ Quartet gave its musicians an opportunity to play in their own style without worrying about commercial compromise or paying tribute to earlier days.

Budd Johnson (ts & ss), Dill Jones (p), Bill Pemberton (b), Oliver Jackson (dr)

Recorded 1969-71

Tag Along
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Honeysuckle Rose
Body and Soul
Lester Leaps In
Montreux 1971
I’ll Be Seeing You
Contrast in Blue
West of the Wind
Oliver’s Twist
Down by the Riverside
The Best Things in Life Are Free

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