Born: March 25, 1904
Pete Johnson - pianist, composer, recording artist (1904-1967)
The history of jazz and blues piano is an interesting one, and it benefits from being told separately from the history of jazz in general. The best performers didn’t always fit into the prevailing styles of the time. Boogie-Woogie piano developed largely in the Midwest, particularly Chicago, with the result that its practitioners were sometimes referred to as “western” pianists in order to distinguish them from the New York piano professors. Some players in this style developed in St. Louis or Detroit, but this blues-based variation was centered in Chicago, for it was there that the great Jimmy Yancey developed this approach and influenced many other pianists....
The Pete Johnson / Earl Hines / Teddy Bunn Blue Note SessionsConcord Picante
All Star Swing GroupsConcord Picante
Master Of Blues And Boogie Woogie 1904-1967 Vol 2Concord Picante
Boogie Woogie Mood 1940-1944Concord Picante
Master Of Blues And Boogie Woogie 1904-1967Concord Picante
Swings The BoogieConcord Picante
Pete's BluesConcord Picante
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