All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Buddy Johnson

Results for "Buddy Johnson"

Advanced search options

Musician

Buddy Johnson

Born:

The Buddy Johnson Orchestra was one of the most popular R&B based bands during the immediate post war years. Buddy was typical of many bandleaders of the time who often put entertainment ahead of art. By taking that route he enjoyed more hits than most of his contemporaries. Woodrow Wilson Johnson was born in Darlington, South Carolina, on January of 1915. He took to music at an early age, becoming adept at the piano beginning at the age of five. As a teenager he was active in church and school groups arranging and producing musical presentations in the local community. By the time he was in his early twenties he headed for New York where he soon found work as a pianist with a traveling show called The Cotton Club Revue. He soon put together a small band that played blues tunes and riff based jump and boogie dance numbers

10

Article: Building a Jazz Library

Mark Murphy: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Read "Mark Murphy: An Essential Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Peter Jones


Revered by jazz singers the world over, Mark Murphy is barely known to the general public--which is curious, since he enjoyed a recording career that lasted more than half a century, made 48 albums in his lifetime, and played thousands of gigs with hundreds of musicians from Norway to Australia. A notoriously mercurial and secretive character, ...

News: Video / DVD

Buddy & Ella Johnson: Walk 'Em

Buddy & Ella Johnson: Walk 'Em

Back in the early 1950s, R&B was still largely unknown by white radio listeners and record buyers. Marketed to adults in Black urban neighborhoods on jukeboxes in corner bars and clubs, R&B's dance beat picked up where swing left off and modern jazz began. Swing dancing faded after World War II as marriage rates climbed. Many ...

7

Article: Interview

Cannonball: A Man of the People

Read "Cannonball: A Man of the People" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum


This interview was conducted at Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1971 and was originally published in an arts newspaper called Transition. Julian Cannonball Adderley was only three when he began to dig jazz and his hunger for his music is yet to be satiated. The first music he remembers hearing was in ...

10

Article: Album Review

Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra: Hits!*, Vol. 1

Read "Hits!*, Vol. 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers


There's actually an asterisk after the title of the Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra's latest album, Hits! Vol. 1 In small print, at the bottom left-hand side of the jacket, are the words “except track 8." As Partyka explains in the liner notes, much of the album is comprised of “a cross section of the music that ...

7

Article: Live Review

Down With Jazz 2013

Read "Down With Jazz 2013" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Down With JazzMeeting House Squarejny: Dublin, IrelandSeptember 6-8, 2013 Father Conefrey must be turning in his grave. He's surely cursing the cruel fates, for jazz you see, is alive and kicking in Dublin. On New Year's Day 1934 Father Conefrey led a 3,000-strong protest on the streets of Mohill in County ...

News: Recording

Concord Original jazz Classics Remasters: Monk, Evans, Adderley, Montgomery, Baker and More

Concord Original jazz Classics Remasters: Monk, Evans, Adderley, Montgomery, Baker and More

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on July 23, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, several bonus tracks on nearly each disc (some previously unreleased) and new liner notes providing historical context to the original material, the series celebrates the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records, ...

10

Article: Big Band Report

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

Read "Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As the countdown continues toward the last Big Band Report in June, the time has come to point fingers and name names--in other words, to compile a short list of contemporary jazz musicians who have risen above the norm to help make life more pleasurable for one devoted listener. These are, mind you, personal choices, and ...

154

Article: Album Review

Nicole Henry: Embraceable

Read "Embraceable" reviewed by Larry Taylor


With the release of her fifth album, Embraceable, vocalist Nicole Henry pleasingly brings together a range of styles--smooth and mainstream jazz, along with pop and gospel. A roster of musicians from diverse jazz backgrounds are featured on various tracks, with standouts including saxophonist Kirk Whalum, harmonicist Gregoire Maret and pianists John Stoddart and ...

195

Article: Album Review

Johanna Grussner: Come Rain Or Come Shine

Read "Come Rain Or Come Shine" reviewed by Chris Mosey


Her clear-as-a-bell vocals, assured phrasing and near perfect grasp of English put Johanna Grüssner right at the top of the current crop of Scandinavian female jazz singers. Come Rain Or Come Shine is her third solo album and best yet: a gently swinging, highly enjoyable mix of straight jazz and Brazilian samba, performed with supreme professionalism. ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by AGS Recordings

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.