Concord, 2009, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Ramsey Lewis is one of the elder statesmen in jazz. He has been a major contributor as a pianist and a composer in traditional & contemporary jazz as well as popular formats. He is well recognized globally and especially in Chicago! This album spotlights some of his compositions. They are mostly elegant ballads such as “Touching, Feeling, Knowing”, “Conversation” and “Clouds In Reverie”. Ramsey uses volume and pace very effectively in defining the mood of each selection. It is not all about Ramsey however as bassist Larry Gray makes a strong contribution to the program along with drummer Leon Joyce. Our favorite songs were the more upbeat “Rendezvous” and “Sharing Her Journey” in a very relaxing set.
Publicist: D. L. Media