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James P. Johnson

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Stride piano pioneer James P. Johnson had dreams of becoming a successful symphonic composer.

February 2, 2013 Conductor Marin Alsop retraces her steps in uncovering symphonic work of James P. Johnson.

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The cover of The Original James P. Johnson 1942-1945 Piano Solos

August 1, 2001 The album captures Johnson's agility with stride piano, a technique he was said to have perfected.

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The cover of The Original James P. Johnson 1942-1945 Piano Solos

August 1, 2001 The album captures Johnson's agility with stride piano, a technique he was said to have perfected.

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James P. Johnson: Victory Stride

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  • Album: James P. Johnson: Victory Stride
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: MusicMasters
  • Released: 1994
 

The Original James P. Johnson, 1942-1945 Piano Solos

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  • Album: The Original James P. Johnson, 1942-1945 Piano Solos
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