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Question 1: During this period, he played almost no concerts, except in 1977 and 1982 in Japan, and in 1984 in ________.
BalkansEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe

Question 2: ________'s trio (adding Johnson as the only horn) recorded an entire album of the music of Kurt Weill.
John BarbirolliLeopold StokowskiAndré PrevinThomas Beecham

Question 3: Later, diagnosed with ________, he maintained a positive outlook and underwent treatment.
Prostate cancerICD-10 Chapter II: NeoplasmsTeratomaTesticular cancer

Question 4: After leaving Count Basie in 1946 to play in small ________ bands in New York clubs, Johnson toured in 1947 with Illinois Jacquet.
JazzSwing musicBebopStan Levey

Question 5: He contributed his Poem for Brass to a Third Stream compilation titled Music for Brass in 1957, and composed a number of original works which were performed at the ________ in the late fifties and early sixties.
Freddie HubbardBluesMonterey Jazz FestivalMiles Davis

Question 6: After studying the piano beginning at age 9, Johnson decided to play ________ at the age of 14.
TromboneHorn (instrument)20th-century classical musicClarinet

Question 7: Johnson was one of the first trombonists to embrace ________ music.
BebopJazzStan LeveySwing music

Question 8: In Russell's band he met the trumpeter Fats Navarro, who influenced him to play in the style of the tenor saxophonist ________.
Woody HermanLester YoungArtie ShawBenny Goodman

Question 9: In 1965 he spent time in ________ to perform and record his Euro Suite with a jazz-classical fusion orchestra led by Friedrich Gulda.

Question 10: J. J. Johnson (born James Louis Johnson) in ________, (January 22, 1924 - February 4, 2001), was a United States jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.
Evansville, IndianaIndianapolisNoblesville, IndianaFort Wayne, Indiana


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