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Alphonso Johnson


Following a short stint on trombone, Alphonso Johnson used the electric bass in 1968. His early gigs included period with Horace Sterling silver, Woody Herman (1972), Chuck Mangione (1973), and Chet Baker. Johnson increased to popularity while touring and saving three albums with Climate Report (1974-1976). This is accompanied by stints with Billy Cobham (1976-1977), Flora Purim, as well as the Crusaders. Johnson’s funky lines on electrical bass have already been quite important and in great demand since, both in the studios and in the fusion/funk globe.

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Full Name Alphonso Johnson
Profession Bassist, Session musician
Nationality American
Music Groups Weather Report, Santana, Jazz Is Dead, Bobby and the Midnites, The Other Ones
Music Songs Somewhere in Heaven, Make Somebody Happy, Love Is You, I'm the One Who Loves You, Blues for Salvador, Before We Go
Albums Moonshadows, Yesterdays Dreams, Spellbound, Abraxas Pool, Black Market, Mysterious Traveller, Milagro, Freedom, Beyond Appearances, Blue Light Rain, Tale Spinnin', The Strange Remain, Where the Beat Meets the Street, Viva Santana!, The Definitive Collection, Shared Secrets, Metaphors, The Gift, Guitar & Bass
Movies Suicide Watch

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