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Atlanta Jazzman: WABE’s H. Johnson

For five hours every Saturday, H. Johnson keeps jazz music coming on his show, “Jazz Classics with H. Johnson,” on WABE.

He plays recordings of performers such as Count Basie, Dinah Washington, Erroll Garner, The Modern Jazz Quartet, and many others. Johnson intersperses the music with a smooth patter that drops knowledge about the artists he’s showcasing—several of whom he’s interviewed himself—while including occasional humorous asides.