1970. unbound. Outstanding black-and-white photograph -- a closeup portrait of Johnson holding his trombone. 10 x 8 inches, signed "J.J. Johnson" in silver, no place, no date, circa 1970. Fine.
Johnson was, in effect, the founder of the modern generation of Jazz trombonists. First Be-Bop trombonist who played so fluidly some thought his instrument must have had a valve. It didn't.