Two original albums from the Atlantic Records vaults by Modern Jazz Quartet pianist John Lewis. Lewis shines on his first-ever solo piano album "The John Lewis Piano," while his "Jazz Piano International" melds jazz artists (Rick Katz, Derek Smith and Rene Urtreger) from various countries. Original liner notes from respected jazz writer Nat Hentoff are included.
2.Little Girl Blue
3.Bad and The Beautiful
4.D & E
5.It Never Entered My Mind
7.Two Lyric Pieces
8.Jeff & Jamie
11.There Will Never Be Another You
13.Gone With The Wind
17.A Foggy Day
18.Jumpin' At The Woodside
2 LPs on 1 CD: John Lewis THE JOHN LEWIS PIANO (1959)/Various Artists JAZZ PIANO INTERNATIONAL.
THE JOHN LEWIS PIANO is available separately on Atlantic Jazz (1035).
Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff.
Personnel: John Lewis (piano); Jim Hall, Barry Galbraith (baritone guitar); Al Levitt (snare drum).
In 1999, Collectables released The John Lewis Piano/Jazz Piano International, which contained two complete albums -- The John Lewis Piano (1958, originally released on Atlantic) and Jazz Piano International -- by John Lewis on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier