JOHN LEWIS

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John Aaron Lewis (3 May 1920 – 29 March 2001) was an American jazz pianist and composer best known as the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Born in LaGrange, Illinois and raised in Albuquerque, NM, he learned classical music and piano from his mother. He served in the Army in World War II, where he met Kenny Clarke. After the war, they moved to New York City and he joined Dizzy Gillespie's band. He also performed or recorded with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis, and Lester Young.

In 1951, Lewis, Milt Jackson, Clarke, and Ray Brown formed the Milt Jackson Quartet. Percy Heath replaced Brown on bass, and the Modern Jazz Quartet was born. Lewis was its musical director and pianist until it disbanded in 1974 and after it reorganized in 1981.

He was also an educator and composer of movie scores.

He died in
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JOHN LEWIS Discography

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JOHN LEWIS Afternoon In Paris (with Sacha Distel) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afternoon In Paris (with Sacha Distel)
Hard Bop 1957
JOHN LEWIS Grand Encounter: 2º East - 3º West (aka Cool) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Grand Encounter: 2º East - 3º West (aka Cool)
Cool Jazz 1957
JOHN LEWIS The John Lewis Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The John Lewis Piano
Cool Jazz 1957
JOHN LEWIS European Windows album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Windows
Third Stream 1958
JOHN LEWIS Improvised Meditations & Excursions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Improvised Meditations & Excursions
Third Stream 1959
JOHN LEWIS Odds Against Tomorrow (Original Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Odds Against Tomorrow (Original Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1959
JOHN LEWIS The Golden Striker album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Golden Striker
Third Stream 1960
JOHN LEWIS Original Sin: Music For Ballet Composed By John Lewis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Original Sin: Music For Ballet Composed By John Lewis
Third Stream 1961
JOHN LEWIS The Wonderful World of Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Wonderful World of Jazz
Third Stream 1961
JOHN LEWIS John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music 1: Jazz Abstractions - Compositions by Gunther Schuller & Jim Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music 1: Jazz Abstractions - Compositions by Gunther Schuller & Jim Hall
Third Stream 1961
JOHN LEWIS A Milanese Story: Original Soundtrack album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Milanese Story: Original Soundtrack
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1962
JOHN LEWIS European Encounter (with Svend Asmussen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Encounter (with Svend Asmussen)
Third Stream 1962
JOHN LEWIS Essence (with Gary McFarland's Orchestra) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Essence (with Gary McFarland's Orchestra)
Third Stream 1962
JOHN LEWIS Orchestra U.S.A. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Orchestra U.S.A.
Third Stream 1963
JOHN LEWIS P.O.V. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
P.O.V.
Third Stream 1975
JOHN LEWIS Sensitive Scenery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sensitive Scenery
Third Stream 1977
JOHN LEWIS John Lewis / Helen Merrill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis / Helen Merrill
Vocal Jazz 1977
JOHN LEWIS John Lewis Featuring Christian Escoudé ‎: Mirjana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis Featuring Christian Escoudé ‎: Mirjana
Third Stream 1978
JOHN LEWIS John Lewis And Hank Jones ‎: Piano Play House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis And Hank Jones ‎: Piano Play House
Third Stream 1979
JOHN LEWIS An Evening With Two Grand Pianos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Evening With Two Grand Pianos
Third Stream 1979
JOHN LEWIS John Lewis / Lew Tabackin ‎: Duo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis / Lew Tabackin ‎: Duo
Cool Jazz 1981
JOHN LEWIS Kansas City Breaks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Breaks
Third Stream 1982
JOHN LEWIS Slavic Smile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slavic Smile
Third Stream 1983
JOHN LEWIS John Lewis  & Mirjana Lewis ‎: The Chess Game (Part 1) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis & Mirjana Lewis ‎: The Chess Game (Part 1)
Third Stream 1987
JOHN LEWIS The Garden Of Delight - Delaunay's Dilemma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Garden Of Delight - Delaunay's Dilemma
Third Stream 1988
JOHN LEWIS The American Jazz Orchestra Conducted By John Lewis : Ellington Masterpieces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The American Jazz Orchestra Conducted By John Lewis : Ellington Masterpieces
Big Band 1989
JOHN LEWIS Midnight In Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnight In Paris
Third Stream 1989
JOHN LEWIS Evolution album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evolution
Third Stream 1999

JOHN LEWIS EPs & splits

JOHN LEWIS live albums

JOHN LEWIS John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff & The Zagreb Jazz Quartet : Animal Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff & The Zagreb Jazz Quartet : Animal Dance
Cool Jazz 1964
JOHN LEWIS John Lewis with Hank Jones : Piano Play House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis with Hank Jones : Piano Play House
Third Stream 1979
JOHN LEWIS Preludes And Fugues From The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Preludes And Fugues From The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Third Stream 1985
JOHN LEWIS The Bridge Game Vol.2 Based on J.S.Bach 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bridge Game Vol.2 Based on J.S.Bach "The Well Tempered Clavier" Book 1
Third Stream 1986
JOHN LEWIS Preludes & Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Vol 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Preludes & Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Vol 3
Third Stream 1988
JOHN LEWIS Private Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Private Concert
Third Stream 1991
JOHN LEWIS Afternoon In Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afternoon In Paris
Third Stream 1991
JOHN LEWIS Evolution II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evolution II
Third Stream 2001

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JOHN LEWIS re-issues & compilations

JOHN LEWIS John Lewis / Charlie Mingus / J.J. Johnson / Kai Winding / Benny Green / Willie Dennis ‎: Four Trombones, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Lewis / Charlie Mingus / J.J. Johnson / Kai Winding / Benny Green / Willie Dennis ‎: Four Trombones, Volume 2
Bop 1964
JOHN LEWIS The Golden Striker/John Lewis Presents Jazz Abstractions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Golden Striker/John Lewis Presents Jazz Abstractions
Third Stream 2002
JOHN LEWIS Orchestra U.S.A - The Debut Recording album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Orchestra U.S.A - The Debut Recording
Third Stream 2004
JOHN LEWIS If You Don't Why Don't You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
If You Don't Why Don't You
Third Stream 2015
JOHN LEWIS Classic Albums Collection: 1957-1962 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classic Albums Collection: 1957-1962
Third Stream 2016

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