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Album Review

George Johnson, Jr.: All Star Tribute

Read "All Star Tribute" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Drummer George Johnson hails from New Jersey and learned his skills under the tutelage of Art Blakey and Elvin Jones. He began playing professionally in Atlantic City at the precocious age of twelve. Following the 1997 release of his debut album, Turquoise Ocean (Challenge), this is his sophomore followup.

All Star Tribute has indeed crammed so many notable players together (on separate tracks) that a much fuller explanation would be required to tell the whole story. Some of ...


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