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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: July 21, 1931    

Plas Johnson

Plas Johnson - saxophone

Jazz aficionados know him by name, but almost anyone exposed to music is familiar with his playing. His is the purring sax solo on Henry Mancini's famous “Pink Panther” movie theme song. His is the saxophone counterpart to Harry “Sweets” Edison's trumpet on Neal Hefti's signature music for “The Odd Couple” TV series.

Plas is the featured soloist heard on countless albums, including those of such artists as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt and Sarah Vaughan....
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    Rockin' With The Plas - The Capitol Singles

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    1982
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    Positively

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    1976
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    The Blues

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    1976
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    This Must Be The Plas

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    1959
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    Come Rain Or Shine

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    1957
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    Popcorn / Hoppin' Mad

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    1957
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    Bop Me Daddy

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    1956
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Featured recording “Evening Delight”

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Evening Delight

(1999)

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