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James P. Johnson - New York Jazz flac album

James P. Johnson - New York Jazz flac album
New York Jazz
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1189 mb
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James Price Johnson was born in New Brunswick, . His mother taught him rags, blues, and stomps as soon as he was able to handles the keys on the parlor upright. When Jimmy reached 9 years of age, he started lessons with Bruto Giannini, a strict musician from the old country, who corrected his fingering but didn't interfere with his playing of rags and stomps. The Johnson family moved into New York City when Jimmy was 12, and early in his teens he became the piano kid at Barron Wilkin's Cabaret in Harlem. There were two younger jazz pianists who followed Jimmy Johnson around during these Harlem nights. One was young Duke Ellington, fresh from Washington, and the other was James . s most noted pupil, the late Fats Waller. The latter cherished the backroom sessions with James . Beetle, and The Lion.

James Price Johnson (February 1, 1894 – November 17, 1955) was an American pianist and composer. A pioneer of the stride style of jazz piano, he was one of the most important pianists who bridged the ragtime and jazz eras, and, with Jelly Roll Morton, one of the two most important catalysts in the evolution of ragtime piano into jazz. As such, he was a model for Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, and Fats Waller.

Jazz pianist born February 1, 1894, New Brunswick, New Jersey, died November 17, 1955, Jamaica New York. James P. Johnson was an important transitional figure between ragtime and jazz piano styles. His style became known as Stride. As a boy, Johnson studied Classical music and Ragtime. He started playing professionally in a sporting house, and then progressed to rent parties, bars and vaudeville. He eventually became known as the best piano player on the East Coast and was widely utilized as an accompanist on over 400 recordings and from 1916 on, produced hundreds of piano rolls under his own.

Johnson was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His family moved to New York City in 1908. His first professional engagement was at Coney Island in 1912.

One of the great jazz pianists of all time, James P. Johnson was the king of stride pianists in the 1920s. He began working in New York clubs as early as 1913 and was quickly recognized as the pacesetter. In 1917 Johnson began making piano rolls. Duke Ellington learned from these (by slowing them down to half-speed) and a few years later Johnson became Fats Waller's teacher and inspiration.

Last played Thursday, May 09 2019 at 04:06 PM. Johnson. If I Could Be With You. MJ, arranger. Album: When Your Lover Has Gone. Last played Tuesday, April 30 2019 at 04:24 PM. You Can't Lose a Broken Heart. Last played Friday, September 14 2018 at 12:27 PM.

Seventy-four minutes of solo piano from the father of Harlem stride piano. Includes eight previously unreleased tracks, including Yamekraw and Jazzamine Concerto. 20 vibrant performances, including Joplin and Handy, a Gershwin hit, and Johnson's own compositions-1917 Classic rags, a 1923 show tune, newly discovered blues improvisations, and three of his pioneering "third stream" symphonic works. 28-page booklet contains wonderful reproductions of the original LP covers, historical and biographical annotation on the period, the artist, and the songs  . Asch Records Studio, New York, New York, USA. Label/Collection. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741


A1 Hot Harlem
A2 The Dream
A3 Euphonic Sounds
B1 Four O`Clock Groove
B2 Hesitation Blues
B3 The Boogie Dream


  • Artwork [Cover] – David Stone Martin
  • Bass – Pop's Foster*
  • Drums – Eddie Daugherty*
  • Guitar – Al Casey
  • Piano – James P. Johnson*
  • Trumpet – Frank Newton

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
A551 James P. Johnson* New York Jazz ‎(3xShellac, 12", Album, Comp + Box, Album, Comp) Asch Records A551 US Unknown
SLP 21 James P. Johnson* New York Jazz ‎(LP, Album, Red) Stinson Records SLP 21 US 1963
  • Kinashand
This is one of the most attractive LP packages i've seen - red vinyl and one of the best David Stone Martin illustrated LP covers out there. It's also a fantastic album of Jazz Blues out New York City.