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John Lewis - Discography [33 Albums] (1965-2015)

1-08-2016, 00:06
Jazz | Discography

Title: Discography
Year Of Release: 1956-2015
Genre: Jazz, Piano
Quality: MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 33 albums
Total Size: 3,99 Gb

The musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet for its entire history, John Lewis found the perfect outlet for his interest in bop, blues, and Bach. Possessor of a "cool" piano style that (like Count Basie's) makes every note count, Lewis with the MJQ has long helped make jazz look respectable to the classical music community without watering down his performances.

After serving in the military, Lewis was in the Dizzy Gillespie big band (1946-1948). He recorded with Charlie Parker during 1947-1948 (including "Parker's Mood"), and played with Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool Nonet, arranging "Move" and "Rouge." He worked with Illinois Jacquet (1948-1949) and Lester Young (1950-1951), and appeared on many recordings during the era. In 1951, Lewis recorded with the Milt Jackson Quartet which by 1952 became the Modern Jazz Quartet. Lewis' musical vision was fulfilled with the MJQ and he composed many pieces, with "Django" being the best-known. In addition to constantly touring with the MJQ during 1952-1974, Lewis wrote the film scores to Odds Against Tomorrow, No Sun in Venice, and A Milanese Story, recorded as a leader (including the 1956 cool classic "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West," collaborations with Gunther Schuller, and records with Svend Asmussen and Albert Mangelsdorff), and worked with Orchestra U.S.A. in the mid-'60s. When the MJQ broke up in 1974, Lewis worked as an educator and occasionally recorded as a leader. With the MJQ's rebirth in 1981, he has resumed his former role as its guiding spirit until his death in 2001. Most of Lewis' own projects were recorded for Atlantic.


1956 - Afternoon in Paris (with Sacha Distel)
1956 - Grand Encounter: 2 Degrees East - 3 Degrees West
1957 - The John Lewis Piano
1959 - Improvised Meditations & Excursions
1960 - John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music: Jazz Abstractions
1960 - The Golden Striker (Music for Brass & Piano by John Lewis Conducted & Played by the Composer)
1960 - The Wonderful World of Jazz
1962 - Animal Dance (with Albert Mangelsdorff, The Zagreb Jazz Quartet)
1962 - John Lewis Plays the Compositions & Arrangements of Gary McFarland: Essence
1962 - European Encounter (with Svend Asmussen)
1963 - Orchestra U.S.A.: The Debut Recording
1976 - Django (with Helen Merrill)
1976 - Live in Tokyo [LP] (with Hank Jones)
1976 - Sensitive Scenery
1978 - Mirjana (with Christian Escoude) [320]
1979 - An Evening with Two Grand Pianos (with Hank Jones)
1979 - Piano Play House [LP] (with Hank Jones)
1982 - Kansas City Breaks
1982 - Slavic Smile
1984 - J.S. Bach Preludes and Fugues Vol.1
1985 - J.S. Bach Preludes and Fugues Vol.2
1985 - The Bridge Game
1987 - The Chess Game (with Mirjana Lewis) (2CD)
1988 - J.S. Bach Preludes and Fugues Vol.3
1989 - J.S. Bach Preludes and Fugues Vol.4
1990 - Private Concert [320]
1996 - Live at Tanglewood [320]
1999 - Evolution
1999 - Evolution (Japan)
1999 - The Golden Striker (1960)/Jazz Abstractions (1961)
2000 - Evolution II
2000 - Evolution II (Japan)
2015 - If You Don't Why Don't You: Romantic Ballads [320]

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ocix999   User offline   1 August 2016 04:44

please re post this albums....

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ogutierrez   User offline   1 August 2016 05:44

Thank you v. m.

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