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Oliver Johnson Jazz Drummer Murdered Paris France: musé d’art moderne in paris: Francois Chassagnite, Oliver Johnson, Jean Bardy, Arnaud Mattei 1988 HammondCast

April 12, 2008

1988 Jazz Concert musé d’art moderne in paris: Francois Chassagnite trp., Oliver Johnson drms, Jean Bardy bs, Arnaud Mattei pno as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show and HammondCast ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com “Stella By Starlight” *Note, regrettfully, sadly and tragically Oliver Johnson was murdered in Paris 2004 by a homeless man who is now in prison:
*From Jazzhouse.org : Oliver Johnson was a noted participant in the free jazz movement of the 1960s, but was a versatile and adaptable performer in many settings. He settled in Paris in the late-60s. He worked with a number of major figures from the free and experimental scene, including Anthony Braxton, Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and David Murray, as well as more mainstream players, including Hampton Hawes, Bobby Hutcherson, Maynard Ferguson, Yusef Lateef, Atilla Zoller and Johnny Griffin. He worked regularly with saxophonist Steve Lacy between 1978-89. He co-led the trio TOK with Takashi Kako and Kent Carter. His body was discovered on a bench near Les Halles.
In memory of Oliver Johnson, Jon Hammond NYC

Francois Chassagnite, Oliver Johnson, Jean Bardy, Arnaud Mattei 1988 HammondCast

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