Saturday, May 20, 2017

John Lewis - Improvised Meditations & Excursions

The emphasis on this fine LP is on John Lewis' piano playing. Taking time off from the Modern Jazz Quartet and his orchestral writing, Lewis performs five standards plus two of his originals ("Delaunay's Dilemma" and "Love Me") in a trio with drummer Connie Kay and either George Duvivier or Percy Heath on bass. A master at playing blues, Lewis' versatility and solid sense of swing can be heard on such songs as his two originals as well as "Now's the Time," "Yesterdays," and "September Song."
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/improvised-meditations-excursions-mw0000881632

John Lewis
Improvised Meditations & Excursions

Tracks

1 Now's the Time (Parker)  3:48
2 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Harbach, Kern)  4:53
3 Delaunay's Dilemma (Lewis)  4:28
4 Love Me (Lewis)  5:04
5 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern)  6:20
6 How Long Has This Been Going On ? (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:50
7 September Song (Anderson, Weill)  6:12

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Personnel
John Lewis - p
George Duvivier or Percy Heath [# 4-6] - b
Connie Kay - dr

Recorded in New York City ; May 7 & 8, 1959

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/atlantic-records/discography-1959/

20 comments:

Albertito Jazz said...

What a wonderful week with your records, Mel. It's takes me all my spare time! I'm happy with your blog...

albertito

CrunchyFrog said...

Thanks for all the great posts, Mel. Love this one! I have a rapidshare account, but I still can't dl the rapidshare links... they're always unavailable. no matter what time I try. I appreciate the other options you have made available - but I wonder why rapidshare is limiting you so much!

Adrian said...

Everybody's happy and everybody's thanking, but the file can't be reached with these two options.
I saw an improvement on the last post with Nirvana where there are several options.
I sure do hope that this will continue like that and the fight for accessing the files will cease.
Thanks for reposting some of the albums from the great Melanchton collection

cvllos said...

At last, I got it!
Thank you Melanchthon!

Rodney said...

I have this album, and like it, but only at mp3 320. I can't see the bit rate anywhere. I'm also having trouble gaining access so if you would kindly tell us if it is lossless, I'll know whether it is appropriate to persevere. Mamy thanks.

FrankDell said...

Rodney: everything's lossless here.

Rodney said...

Thank you, Frank. Will get up early tomorrow and hope to get lucky with RS.

duck said...

Thanks for this John Lewis album.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

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Anonymous said...

What a piano treat! Thanks again, MM!

deGallo said...

Thank you,

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!...

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

slr in tx said...

Man, I love John Lewis's piano!

Mel, thanks as always.

Fred Archtop said...

Many thanks Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

Looking forward to hearing this. John Lewis is such a great musician that this should be a real treat. Thank you!

Carlos Tibau said...

Many thanks.Hugs

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Wonderful post
ThankyouverymuchMel!
Pedro

Scoredaddy said...

thanks a lot!!