Sunday, 26 February 2012
Ramsey Lewis Trio - Bach To The Blues (1964)
Not quite classical yet not straight-ahead jazz, Bach to the Blues occupies a precarious spot on the 'soul' music spectrum. Frustrated with the rigidity of classical performance pieces, Lewis decided to take his trio in a new direction and incorporated elements of Jazz into their interpretation of Bach, Brams and Tchaikovsky. The result was an easy listening album ripe with deep cultural nuances. Listen for the balance between classical and blues.
Recorded at Ter Mar Recording Studio, Chicago 1/31/64
Ramsey Lewis, piano; Eldee Young, bass & cello; Richard Evans, bass; Red Holt, drums.
Cadet 732 - 70's re-iussue.
Vinyl ripped @320 kbps
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