aficionados know him by name, but almost anyone exposed to music is familiar with his playing. His is the purring sax solo on Henry Mancini's famous "Pink Panther" movie theme song. His is the saxophone counterpart to Harry "Sweets" Edison's trumpet on Neal Hefti's signature music for "The Odd Couple" TV series.

Plas is the featured soloist heard on countless albums, including those of such artists as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt and Sarah Vaughan.

Plas' recent recordings include his own albums "Hot, Blue and Saxy" and "Evening Delight". You may also find him around town occasionally with his own group, at jazz festivals world-wide, and in the recording studios. Plas Johnson combines some of the best elements of jazz and blues and is admired and emulated by sax players worldwide.

Click here to view article regarding recent recording with Rhoda Scott and Red Holloway.

San Francisco Gate, January 2, 2007,"'Panther' tune has 9 lives for visiting sax cat Plas Johnson"


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