American boogie-woogie and jazz pianist

Pete Johnson is ...

Dead
Born 25 Mar 1904 in Kansas City
Died 23 Mar 1967 in Buffalo
Age62 years, 11 months
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Pete Johnson
Pete Johnson
Pete Johnson, August 1946. Photograph by William P. Gottlieb

About Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson (born Kermit H. Johnson, March 25, 1904 – March 23, 1967) was an American boogie-woogie and jazz pianist. Journalist Tony Russell stated in his book The Blues – From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray that "Johnson shared with the other members of the 'Boogie Woogie Trio' the technical virtuosity and melodic fertility that can make this the most exciting of all piano music styles, but he was more comfortable than Meade Lux Lewis in a band setting; and as an accompanist, unlike Lewis or Albert Ammons, he could sparkle but not outshine his singing partner". Fellow journalist Scott Yanow (Allmusic) added "Johnson was one of the three great boogie-woogie pianists (along with Lewis and Ammons) whose sudden prominence in the late 1930s helped make the style very popular".

Albums

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