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Pete Johnson

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.

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Albums

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The Pete Johnson /...
Concord Picante
1987
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All Star Swing Groups
Concord Picante
1977
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Master Of Blues And...
Concord Picante
1975
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Boogie Woogie Mood...
Concord Picante
1974
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Master Of Blues And...
Concord Picante
1974
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Pete's Blues
Concord Picante
1958
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