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Jimmy Johnson (bassist)

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Jimmy Johnson
Background information
Born1956 (age 67–68)
GenresJazz, jazz fusion, rock, folk rock
Instrument(s)Bass guitar

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 and also appears with various groups at The Baked Potato jazz club in Studio City, California.

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

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