Jimmy Johnson (bassist)

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Jimmy Johnson
Born 1956 (age 57–58)
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Flim & the BB's, Allan Holdsworth, James Taylor

Jimmy Johnson (born 1956) is an American bass guitarist best known for his work with James Taylor, Allan Holdsworth and Flim & the BB's.[1] Raised in a rich musical environment, his father was a 47-year member of the Minnesota Orchestra's bass section, his mother a piano teacher and accompanist, and his brother Gordon is also a professional bassist.

In 1976, Johnson worked with Alembic and GHS to create one of the first 5-string bass guitars with a low B string. Living in the Los Angeles area since 1979, Johnson continues to record and tour with singer-songwriter James Taylor as well as guitarist Allan Holdsworth, and is frequently heard with various groups at The Baked Potato jazz club in Studio City, California.

Selected discography[edit]

  • 3rd Matinee – Meanwhile (1994)
  • Dori Caymmi – Dori Caymmi (1988), Brazilian Serenata (1991)
  • Billy Childs – Take For Example This (1988), Twilight Is Upon Us (1989), His April Touch (1991 – three tracks), I've Known Rivers (1994), Lyric (2005)
  • Luis Conte – La Cocina Caliente (1988), Black Forest (1989), Marimbula (2007), Two Worlds (2010)
  • Eddie Daniels – ...this is now (1991 – two tracks)
  • Flim & the BB's – Flim & The BB's (1978), Tricycle (1983), Tunnel (1984), Big Notes (1985), Neon (1987), The Further Adventures... (1988), New Pants (1990), Vintage/best of (2010), This Is A Recording (1992), Tricycle (SACD reissue) (1999)
  • Brandon Fields – The Traveler (1988), Other Places (1989)
  • the Steve Gadd Band – Gadditude (2013)
  • Stan Getz – Apasionado (1990)
  • Don Grusin – Raven (1990)
  • Roger Hodgson – In the Eye of the Storm (1984 – two tracks)
  • Allan Holdsworth – Metal Fatigue (1985), Atavachron (1986), Sand (1987), Secrets (1989), Wardenclyffe Tower (1992), All Night Wrong (2002), Then (2004), Against The Clock (2005)
  • Gary Husband – Dirty & Beautiful, Vol. 1 (2010), Dirty & Beautiful, Volume 2 (2011)
  • Wayne Johnson – Arrowhead (1980), Grasshopper (1983), Everybody's Painting Pictures (1984), Spirit of the Dancer (1988)
  • Karizma – Cuba (1986), Arms of Love (1989)
  • Earl Klugh – Whispers and Promises (1989 – two tracks)
  • Michael Landau – Tales From The Bulge (1990), Live 2000 (2000), Live (2006)
  • Albert Lee – Gagged But Not Bound (1987)
  • Kenny Loggins – December (1998)
  • Sérgio Mendes – Confetti (1984 -two tracks), Arara (1989), Brasileiro (1992 – two tracks), Oceano (1996)
  • Vince Mendoza – Nights On Earth (2011)
  • Simon Phillips – Symbiosis (1995)
  • Planet X – Moonbabies (2002), Quantum (2007)
  • Porcupine – Look, But Don't Touch (1993)
  • The Rippingtons – Moonlighting (1986), 20th Anniversary (2006)
  • Lee Ritenour – Harlequin (1985), Earth Run (1986), Color Rit (1989), Collection (1991)
  • Vonda Shepard – The Radical Light (1992)
  • Derek Sherinian – Inertia (2001), Oceana (2011)
  • Susie Suh – Susie Suh (2005)
  • James Taylor – New Moon Shine (1991), James Taylor Live (1993), Hourglass (1997), October Road (2002), James Taylor at Christmas (2004, 2006 – three tracks), Covers (2008), Other Covers (EP) (2009)
  • Steve Tavaglione – Blue Tav (1990 – three tracks)
  • Sadao Watanabe – Maisha (1985)
  • Ernie Watts – Musician (1985)
  • Chad Wackerman – Forty Reasons (1991), The View (1993), Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations (2012)
  • Roger Waters – Amused to Death (1992)
  • Yoshida Brothers – Renaissance (2004)
  • Bryan Duncan – "My Utmost for His Highest" album

Selected individual tracks:

  • Peter Cetera – "Even A Fool Can See" from the album 'World Falling Down'
  • Ray Charles – "If I Could" from the album 'My World'
  • Al Jarreau – "Something You Said" from the album 'Tomorrow Today'
  • Aaron Neville – "That's The Way She Loves" from the album 'Warm Your Heart'
  • Rod Stewart – "Broken Arrow" from the album 'Vagabond Heart'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Flim & The BB's". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 

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