Eddie Johnson (musician)

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Edwin Lawrence "Eddie" Johnson (December 11, 1920 – April 7, 2010) was an American jazz and blues tenor saxophonist. He was born in Napoleonville, Louisiana, United States.[1]

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.[2] He also played with Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. In 1981 and 1999 he released albums of new material, the latter on Delmark.[3]


  • Indian Summer (Nessa, 1981)
  • Love You Madly (Delmark, 1999)

With James Moody