Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lou Levy in Four Colors

A superior bop-based pianist who has worked with a countless number of top jazz artists, Lou Levy started on piano when he was 12. He played with Georgie Auld (1947), Sarah Vaughan, Chubby Jackson (1947-1948), Boyd Raeburn, Woody Herman's Second Herd (1949-1950), Tommy Dorsey (1950), Auld again, and Flip Phillips. Levy was outside of music for a few years (1952-1954) and then gained a strong reputation as a fine accompanist to singers, working with Peggy Lee (on and off during 1955-1973), Ella Fitzgerald (1957-1962), June Christy, Anita O'Day, and Pinky Winters. Levy also played with Shorty Rogers, Stan Getz, Terry Gibbs, Benny Goodman, Supersax, and most of the major West Coast players. Lou Levy has recorded as a leader for Nocturne (1954), RCA, Jubilee, Philips, Interplay (1977), and Verve. He passed away in late January 2001.
Scott Yanow 

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lou-levy-p9031/

Lou Levy
Jazz in Four Colors


1 Tune Up (Davis)  3:51
2 Without You (Farres, Gilbert)  3:58
3 Wail Street (Kessel)  3:14
4 Star Eyes (De Paul, Raye)  5:16
5 The Lady Is a Tramp (Hart, Rodgers)  4:06
6 The Gray Fox (Levy)  3:35
7 Button Up Your Overcoat (Crown, DeSylva, Henderson)  3:55
8 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen)  4:32
9 Gal in Calico (Robin, Schwartz)  4:31
10 (Back Home Again in) Indiana (Hanley, MacDonald)  3:31


Lou Levy - p
Larry Bunker - vb
Leroy Vinnegar - dr
Stan Levey - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; March 31 & April 2, 1956


amsillero said...


karelio said...

Another great one...thank you!

gghdrums said...

Thanks for the link. its kinda funny that the cover has leroy vinegar and larry bunker switched!

Axel.T. said...

I haven't seen this one in years.
Best Regards,

L.O.L. said...

Thanks, Mel:)

FrankDell said...

always dig hearing Lou. Thanks, Mel.

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

rubberduck said...

Many Thanks Mel.

and Merry Christmas ( I hope this don't hurt anyone )

TEO said...

Thanks Mel!!!
This cd of Levy is new to me!!!

Melanchthon said...


ndoondo ndoondo said...

Thank you very much.

chuchuni said...

Thanks Mel!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Doug said...

Great stuff!Thanks.