Gus Johnson (jazz musician)
|Birth name||Gus Johnson|
November 15, 1913|
Tyler, Texas, U.S.
|Died||February 6, 2000
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Genres||Swing, Big band|
Gus Johnson (November 15, 1913 – February 6, 2000) was the drummer in various jazz bands, including that of Jay McShann for many years. In the 1960s he played for saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and accompanied singer Ella Fitzgerald in her 1960 concert in Berlin. He is memorialized in the Medeski Martin & Wood song "Whatever Happened to Gus."
With Manny Albam
With Count Basie and the Kansas City 8
With Lawrence Brown
- Inspired Abandon (Impulse!, 1965)
With Coleman Hawkins
- Night Hawk (Swingville, 1960)
With Willis Jackson
With Chico O'Farrill
- Nine Flags (Impulse!, 1966)
- The Last of the Whorehouse Piano Players (Chiaroscuro, 1979)
- The Last of the Whorehouse Piano Players (Chiaroscuro, 1989)
- Ralph Sutton and Kenny Davern (Chiaroscuro)
With Buck Clayton
- Jam Session (Chiaroscuro, 1974)
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