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James P. Johnson: Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943)

Jazz piano masters tend to slot easily into categories. There are seemingly beyond-the-bounds-of-possibility virtuosos (Art Tatum), blues melders (Wynton Kelly) and genre purveyors (Meade Lux Lewis), but few ivory-savants leapt about like James P. Johnson. This box-which has the standard Mosaic heft, with six discs topped to the max-covers a little more than two decades … Read More “James P. Johnson: Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943)”

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