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James P Johnson

Godfather of Harlem piano, James P. Johnson (1894-1955) taught Fats Waller, accompanied Bessie Smith and composed both jazz standards and classical works. Geoffrey Smith salutes a keyboard master with a legendary left hand.

1 hour

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Sun 25 Jan 2015 00:00

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  • James P. Johnson

    Carolina Shout

    Performer: James P. Johnson. Performer: Johnson, James P.
    • Classics 1921 - 1928.
    • Classics.
    • 3.
  • James P. Johnson

    Keep Off The Grass

    Performer: James P. Johnson.
    • Classics 1921 - 1928.
    • classics.
    • 2.
  • James P. Johnson

    Worried and Lonesome Blues

    Performer: James P. Johnson.
    • Classics 1921 - 1928.
    • classics.
    • 8.
  • James P. Johnson

    Riffs

    Performer: James P. Johnson. Performer: James P. Johnson.
    • Feelin' Blue.
    • Halcyon.
    • 5.
  • Bessie Smith

    Backwater Blues

    Performer: James P. Johnson.
    • The Essential Bessie Smith.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 17.
  • James P. Johnson

    You've Got To Be Modernistic

    Performer: James P. Johnson.
    • Feelin' Blue.
    • Halcyon.
    • 13.
  • James P. Johnson

    Mule Walk

    Performer: James P. Johnson. Performer: James P. Johnson.
    • From Spirituals To Swing.
    • Vanguard.
    • 7.
  • James P. Johnson

    After You've Gone

    Performer: James P. Johnson. Performer: Sid Catlett. Performer: Ben Webster. Performer: Sidney De Paris. Performer: Vic Dickenson. Performer: James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazzmen.
    • Classics 1943 - 1944.
    • Classics.
    • 16.
  • James P. Johnson

    Caprice Rag

    • Classics 1943 - 1944.
    • Classics.
    • 9.
  • Jaki Byard

    Excerpts From Yamecraw

    Performer: Jaki Byard. Performer: Ron Carter. Performer: Pete La Roca.
    • Hi-Fly.
    • Solar.
    • 2.
  • Dick Hyman & Dick Wellstood & Dick Hyman & Dick Wellstood

    Snowy Morning Blues

    • Stridemonster.
    • Unisson.
    • 8.
  • The Concordia Orchestra & Marin Alsop

    Victory Stride

    Performer: The Concordia Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • The Symphonic Music.
    • Nimbus.
    • 1.
  • Jason Moran

    You've Got To Be Modernistic

    Performer: Jason Moran. Performer: James P. Johnson.
    • The Norton Jazz Recordings.
    • Sony Music.
    • 14.

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