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Eddie Johnson Chicago South-side Jazz Saxman Dies

Eddie.Johnson (Edwin "Eddie" Johnson) a Chicago South-side jazz legend passed away this morning April 7th, 2010...born December 11, 1920 in Napoleonville, Louisiana, was a jazz and blues tenor saxophonist. Images of Eddie: on left the 1950s and on right the 1970s. In 1946, Johnson joined trumpeter Cootie Williams and His Orchestra, appearing on several Capitol and Majestic recordings until leaving to join Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five. He also played with Ella Fitzgerald. In 1981 and 1999 he released albums of new material, the latter on Chicago's Delmark Records.

A tribute/memorial concert to Johnson by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra will be held April 25th, 2010 at the University of Chicago's International House. Here is a much more detailed obit by
Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune.

Johnson's Discography:
Indian Summer (Nessa Records, 1981)
Love You Madly (Delmark Records, 1999)

Here is a video of the April 25th, 2010 CJO tribute concert to Eddie:

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