James P. Johnson

Rare Piano Roll Solos, Vol. 2

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Vintage James P. Johnson rags and stride material, restored from music rolls to disc by digital technology. Although at times the passages seem more exact than exuberant, Johnson was one of Harlem's legends, a prolific songwriter as well as player. These early cuts show that Johnson was as great as his reputation.