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Anybody know anything about the drummer Jimmy Johnson Jr?

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  • Anybody know anything about the drummer Jimmy Johnson Jr?

    This guy pops up on a few Atlantic/Blue Note/Prestige albums. Really funky drummer and by the sounds of things appears to be one of the go to guys for when Bernard Purdie was busy as he plays and sounds a lot like him. But hearing enough of both of them you can easily distinguish the two.

    Online searches have thus far yielded very little info on the chap. I know Jimmy Johnson was Duke Ellington's drummer so was Johnson Jr his son?

    Here's some examples of his fine work:





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