J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
Betwixt & Between

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding

Betwixt & Between
1969 Heavy-Duty, Laminated Gatefold Original. “The Second Of The Three K And JJ (Or J & K) Collaborations For A&M's CTI Series Takes An Idea From The First -- That Of Baroque Elaborations -- And Runs With It. Here, The Twin Trombonists Link Each Track With A Brief Interlude -- Some By Bach, One By Prokofiev (Uncredited) -- For Brass Quintet And Guitar. Indeed, There Are Experiments All Over This Quintessentially '60s Project -- And Purists Can't Blame It On An Outside Arranger, For Johnson And Winding Do All But One Of The Charts Themselves. A Lot Of This Record Has A Mild Period-Rock Feeling Marked By The Edgy Guitar Of Joe Beck And The Wonderfully Funky Clavinet Of, Yes, Roger Kellaway (Who Else Would Contribute A Song Entitled "Just A Funky Old Vegetable Bin") -- And On One Track, The Trombonists Hide Behind The Dusky Sounds Of Varitone Octave-Multiplying Amplifiers. All Of This Is Unified Not By The Rather Self-Conscious Interludes But By Creed Taylor's Immaculate Pop-Flavored Production, So Much So That The Golden-Toned Trombonists Are Almost, But Not Quite, Bit Players On Their Own Album. A Fascinating, No Doubt Controversial, Record.” Richard S. Ginell, AMG.
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Track List

A1a Casa Forte 4:20
A1b Bach Chorale #237
A2a Betwixt & Between 3:30
A2b Plus Nine
A3a Little Drummer Boy 2:10
A3b Troika
A4a Don't Go Love, Don't Go 3:30
A4b Bach Chorale #241
A5a Mojave 3:30
A5b Bach Chorale #134
B1 Stormy 2:40
B2a Smoky 3:20
B2b Onion Rings Rondo
B3a Wichita Lineman 3:04
B3b Bach Invention #4
B4a Just A Funky Old Vegetable Bin 3:20
B4b Bach Invention #1
B5 Willie, Come Home 3:30