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You Cant Do What My Last Man Did - James P. Johnson* - Harlem Stride Piano 1921/1929 (CD)

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  1. One of the great jazz pianists of all time, James P. Johnson was the king of stride pianists in the s. He began working in New York clubs as early as and was quickly recognized as the pacesetter. In , Johnson began making piano rolls.
  2. Career. In , James P. Johnson got his first job as a pianist. He decided to pursue a musical career, and from to , he studied the European piano tradition with Bruto Giannini. Johnson also continued with his native ragtime piano skills which were what he had grown up with.
  3. James P. Johnson (James Price Johnson, also known as Jimmy Johnson, February 1, – November 17, ) was an American pianist and composer. A pioneer of the stride style of jazz piano, he along with Jelly Roll Morton, were arguably the two most important pianists who bridged the ragtime and jazz eras, and the two most important catalysts.
  4. James P. Johnson, in full James Price Johnson, (born Feb. 1, , New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.—died Nov. 17, , New York, N.Y.), highly influential black American jazz pianist who also wrote popular songs and composed classical works. A founder of the stride piano idiom, he was a crucial figure in the transition from ragtime to jazz.
  5. James P. Johnson (James Price Johnson, also known as Jimmy Johnson; February 1, – November 17, ) was an American pianist and composer. A pioneer of the stride style of jazz piano, he along with Jelly Roll Morton, were arguably the two most important pianists who bridged the ragtime and jazz eras, and the two most important catalysts.
  6. Listen to albums and songs from James P. Johnson. Join Napster and access full-length songs on your phone, computer or home audio device.
  7. Oct 18,  · The music of early Jazz piano player James P. Johnson, the creator of Harlem Stride Piano, is explored in this award-winning production. Actor Peter Coyote reads from Johnson’s recollections and Mark Borowsky expertly traces his career, sharing insights gleaned from a lifetime studying this overlooked American genius.
  8. The Father of Stride Piano The Dean of Stride: Mini Bio (1) James P. Johnson was born on February 1, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as James Price Johnson. He was married to Lillie Mae Wright. He died on November 17, in New York, USA. Spouse (1).
  9. Mar 21,  · James P. Johnson, master and virtual inventor of Stride piano, performing his "Jingles" in

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