Johnny Pace

A ballad and blues singer with limited recordings, Pace was overshadowed by Frank Sinatra, but rivaled Johnny Desmond, Chet Baker, and Bobby Darin.

Although the original liner notes of his sole recorded LP predicted a glorious future for singer Johnny Pace, the fact that he ended up, at best, a minor footnote in jazz history does not detract at all from the brilliance of his 1958 debut. Supported by the Chet Baker Quintet, which at this point included flutist Herbie Mann, pianist Joe Berle, bassist Jimmie Burke, and, depending on the recording date, either Ed Thigpen or Philly Joe Jones on drums.

—Michael G. Nastos (All Music Guide)

Johnny Pace Albums

1 record