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OSIE JOHNSON

OSIE'S OASIS

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From Period records. In the mid 1950s, Osie Johnson was an ominipresent drummer on the New York jazz scene. His flawless time was complemented by stylistic flexibility that allowed him to support musicians from Earl Hines to George Russell. Schooled in harmony and theory, he was a skilled arranger who had provided backings for Dinah Washington and other singers. His 1955 sessions for the Period label were heavily populated by players from the Count Basie band, who took with enthusiasm to Johnson’s arrangements. Pianist Dick Katz and producer Leonard Feather also contributed pieces. Solos include contributions from Johnson, Katz, bassist Milt Hinton, and all of the Basieites, with notable statements by Thad Jones and Frank Wess. The freshness of this music persists.
Songs: Personnel Details:
 Osie's Oasis
 Blues For The Camels
 Cokernut Tree
 The Desert Song
 Midnight Mirage
 Jumpin' At The Water Hole
 Cat Walk
 Flute To Boot
 I Don't To Cry Anymore
 Johnson's Whacks
 Osmosis
 Don't Bug Me, Hug Me
Personnel: Frank Wess, Thad Jones, Dick Katz, Milt Hinton, Benny Powell, more
Label: OJC
Number: 1916
Item Code: 26943
Format: CD
Genre:
Dates: (1955)
Price: $15.00  
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