A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.
This is an OUTSTANDING Jazz LP that I used to sell by the dozens. Those days are gone, and now it’s very hard to find this title. A Top Recommendation from Better Records.
“This is one of pianist John Lewis’ most rewarding albums outside of his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Three numbers (including a remake of “Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West”) showcase his piano in a quartet with guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Geroge Duvivier and drummer Connie Kay. A 15½-minute rendition of “Body and Soul” has one of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves’ finest solos while “Afternoon in Paris” features a diverse cast with trumpeter Herb Pomeroy, Gunther Schuller on French horn, tenorman Benny Golson, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre and guitarist Jim Hall; altoist Eric Dolphy cuts everyone. ” — AMG