Plas Johnson

Plas Johnson Biography

Plas John Johnson (July 21, 1931, Donaldsonville, USA) is an American jazz saxophonist, probably most widely known as the soloist on Henry Mancini's "The Pink Panther Theme".

Plas and brother Ray Johnson formed the Johnson Brothers Combo, that played in and around New Orleans before 1951.

Johnson is the featured soloist of countless albums, including those of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Sarah Vaughan and was a regular session sideman during Capitol Records golden years.

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