Alto sax, bandleader. Johnny Bothwell
walked away from the music business at the end of the '40s, after having been fairly successful both as a player and bandleader. He moved from Chicago to New York in 1940, recording initially with Woody Herman
and Sonny Dunham
was the principal soloist with Boyd Raeburn
for a while, then played with Gene Krupa
. After that he headed his own groups from 1945-1949 in Chicago, New England and New York, then moved to Miami upon quitting playing in 1949.