Saturday, March 17, 2012

John Lewis - The Wonderful World of Jazz

This is one of pianist John Lewis' most rewarding albums outside of his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Three numbers (including a remake of "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West") showcase his piano in a quartet with guitarist Jim Hall, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Connie Kay. A 15-and-a-half-minute rendition of "Body and Soul" has one of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves' finest solos, while "Afternoon in Paris" features a diverse cast with trumpeter Herb Pomeroy, Gunther Schuller on French horn, tenor man Benny Golson, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, and guitarist Jim Hall; altoist Eric Dolphy cuts everyone. This set was reissued in 1988 as part of Atlantic's Jazzlore series.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-wonderful-world-of-jazz-r142752

John Lewis
The Wonderful World of Jazz

Tracks

1 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour) 15:24
2 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston) 4:50
3 Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West (Lewis) 5:35
4 Afternoon in Paris (Lewis) 9:55
5 I Remember Clifford (Golson) 3:25
6 The Stranger* (Mardin) 5:39
7 If You Could See Me Now* (Dameron, Sigman) 10:21

* Bonus tracks for cd only
(previously unissued)


Personnel
Featuring Herb Pomeroy, John Lewis, Paul Gonsalves, Jim Hall, George Duvivier, Connie Kay, Jimmy Giuffre, Eric Dolphy, Benny Golson, John Lewis, etc.

Recorded at Capitol Studios, New York ; September 8 & 9, 1960 ; & July 29, 1960

The album was first released in 1961 as Atlantic SD 1375

18 comments:

Melanchthon said...

http://lix.in/-b1d4d9

Davidscott789 said...

Thank you!

ita diegues said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon.

Orbyt said...

Great post Mel.

J B said...

Thanks for sharing this fine music.

Pippo said...

Thank you Mel.

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel,

Choice personnel and material, have a nice version (Worn out vinyl) "Paul Desmond and friends" similar lineup different version of 2 degrees. Thanks

birin said...

Fantastico!
Muchisimas gracias.

Janus said...

Una vez más darte las gracias por tu generosidad.

deGallo said...

Thank you Mel.

Otis Foster said...

New for me.

Thnx/otis

nlrp said...

merci, ... a member of the modern jazz quartet. i'll be looking forward to listen.

theblueamos said...

Too bad I have it already,this is a disc for a desert island.all the best from jerusalem

johnp said...

many thanks!

Philo said...

I'm looking forward to hearing this. I'm a John Lewis fan, and I'm always eager to hear recordings produced by Tom Dowd.

Thanks.

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon!
Wonderful choice!

CrunchyFrog said...

Love John Lewis! thanks so much...

Kovina Kris said...

This looks like a definite "Keeper". Thank you Mel!