||Sweet Georgie Brown||John Lewis||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||September Song||John Lewis||5:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Afternoon In Paris||John Lewis||5:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West||John Lewis||4:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Remember April||John Lewis||3:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Django||John Lewis||7:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Willow Weep for Me||John Lewis||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cherokee||John Lewis||4:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||For Ellington||John Lewis||5:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Blame Me||John Lewis||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||At the Horse Show||John Lewis||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
John Lewis, a founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet (and architect, with Gunther Schuller, of the "Third Stream" movement that attempted a fusion of classical music and jazz), has always been known for the delicacy and refinement of his playing and for the quality of his compositions. This solo album will only add to his reputation in both regards. That he's able to make "Sweet Georgia Brown" sound like a recital piece is testament to his sophistication (and perhaps his sense of humor); that his own "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West" manages to evoke New Orleans and Ravel simultaneously speaks to the depth of his musicianship. "Django," perhaps Lewis' most famous composition, is given a stop-action tango treatment here, and his "At the Horse Show" is as graceful as a colt. However, Lewis' voice is far too well-miked, which means he mutters and grunts in the left channel throughout the proceedings. Recommended nevertheless.
Lessons of a Master !!!!
What a great poem !!!!
This is JAZZ not pop
John Lewis was one of the great jazz composers of the 20th century. Please tell your millennial neophytes to recategorize this.