LaMont Johnson

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LaMont Johnson

American jazz pianist who played in the hard bop and post-bop genres add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1941.

Countries: United States (82%), (9%), Germany (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jackie McLean, Claus Ogerman, Johnny Cash

Linked to: Manhattan College, Syracuse University, Black Entertainment Television, United States Air Force




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LaMont Johnson was born in 1941 add something


He recorded extensively with Jackie McLean during the 1960s, and recorded with Ornette Coleman, Kenny Burrell, Bud Shank, Paul Beaver, and Bernie Krause, among others add something


Throughout the 1960s, he recorded with artists such as Jackie McLean, Ornette Coleman, and George Benson add something


Johnson began his recording career in 1962 add something


LaMont and his brother Keith established a record company on the Lower East Side in New York City in 1966 add something


In 1967, the Down East roster performed at the bandshell in the East Village's Tompkins Square Park add something


Henry Franklin - In 1968, after a year-long tour of the East Coast playing with Willie Bobo and working gigs on his days off with Archie Shepp, Lamont Johnson, Beaver_Harris and Roswell Rudd, Hugh Masekela heard Henry play and made him an offer


The label went out of business in 1969 add something


Johnson worked in the film industry during the 1970s as a distributor and producer add something


Andre Kostelanetz - Some of the arrangers credited on 1970s Kostelanetz albums include Teo Macero, Torrie Zito, Hank Levy, Luther Henderson, Jack Cortner, Eddie Sauter, Claus Ogerman, Jack Pleis, Tommy Newsom, Harold Wheeler, Bobby Scott, LaMont Johnson, Wade Marcus, Patrick Williams, Sammy Nestico, Warren Vincent, Dick Hyman, Jorge Calandrelli and Don Sebesky


A Gunfight - "'A Gunfight"' is a Western movie from 1971 directed by Lamont Johnson, starring Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash


He produced the 1973 martial arts film "Thunderfist" add something


Lipstick (film) - "'Lipstick"' is an American 1976 rape and revenge drama film directed by Lamont Johnson and starring Margaux and Mariel Hemingway


Between 1991 and 1997, he was involved with more than 30 jazz festivals, as either a performer or producer add something

LaMont Johnson died in 1999 add something


Johnson died of heart failure on October 21, 1999 in Austin, Texas, where he lived with his wife Jayne Taylor Johnson add something