Eddie Johnson (musician)

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]


With James Moody


  1. ^ "The Dead Rock Stars Club January to June 2010". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ "The Eddie Johnson Discography". Campber.people.clemson.edu. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  3. ^ Eugene Chadbourne, Eddie Johnson at AllMusic