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Scott Dolan

Silly question about Kai and J.J.

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I'm currently listening to The Great Kai & J.J.

Without the benefit of liner notes (even if revealed there), and not being intimately familiar enough with the nuanced differences between the two, I'm unable to determine which is playing on what channel. The trombone player on the left channel sounds a bit more forceful and adventurous, while the trombone player on the right channel uses a far gentler and lyrical approach. This leads me to believe J.J. is on the left, and Kai on the right. 

Is this correct? 

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Dick Katz's notes do ID who solos when -- e.g. on "Blue Monk" Kai takes the first chorus, J.J. the second; on "Judy" J.J. takes the first chorus, followed by Kai, etc.  I'll have to listen  myself later on to see how those IDs line up by left channel/right channel, but my subjective impression FWIW always has been that Kai (the ex-Kentonite) was the more brash and forceful of the two, J.J. the more linear and lyrical.

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Excellent! Thanks, Larry. I will check out both right now and report back. 

*edit*

OK, I can confirm it is indeed J.J. on the left, and Kai on the right. 

Thanks again, Larry! 

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1 hour ago, Larry Kart said:

my subjective impression FWIW always has been that Kai (the ex-Kentonite) was the more brash and forceful of the two, J.J. the more linear and lyrical.

Yeah, this.

 

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Not on this date. I neevr got that impression from the few other dates of theirs that I owned on LP. 

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Back at their office, it was either "J.J. and Kai" or "This is Kai and J.J.", depending on who picked up the phone.

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While we're on the subject of J.J. and Kai, does anyone have the very last LP they ever recorded together, "Stonebone"? It was the third of their albums for A&M/CTI. From the very little I've been able to find out about it, it was only issued briefly in Japan. Always been curious to hear that one!

 

 

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