MEL LEWIS

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Birth name Melvin Sokoloff. Although he was generally reluctant to solo, Mel Lewis was considered one of the definitive big band drummers, a musician who was best at driving an orchestra, but could also play quite well with smaller units. He started playing professionally when he was 15 and worked with the big bands of Boyd Raeburn (1948), Alvino Rey, Ray Anthony, and Tex Beneke. Lewis gained a great deal of recognition in the jazz world for his work with Stan Kenton (1954-1957), making the large ensemble swing hard. In 1957, he settled in Los Angeles, became a studio drummer, and worked with the big bands of Terry Gibbs and Gerald Wilson. Lewis went to New York to play with Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band in 1960, and he toured Europe with Dizzy Gillespie (1961) and the Soviet Union with Benny Goodman (1962). In 1965, Lewis formed an orchestra in New read more...
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MEL LEWIS Mel Lewis Sextet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mel Lewis Sextet
Bop 1957
MEL LEWIS Mel Lewis Septet: Got'Cha album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mel Lewis Septet: Got'Cha
Bop 1957
MEL LEWIS Gettin' Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gettin' Together
Bop 1974
MEL LEWIS And Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
And Friends
Bop 1977
MEL LEWIS Naturally album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Naturally
Big Band 1979
MEL LEWIS Mellifluous album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mellifluous
Hard Bop 1981
MEL LEWIS The Lost Art album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Art
Bop 1989
MEL LEWIS Mel Lewis & WDR Big Band : Last Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mel Lewis & WDR Big Band : Last Recordings
Big Band 1990
MEL LEWIS The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra ‎: To You - A Tribute To Mel Lewis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra ‎: To You - A Tribute To Mel Lewis
Big Band 1991
MEL LEWIS Frankenstein vs the creature from blood cove album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frankenstein vs the creature from blood cove
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2007

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MEL LEWIS Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 3
Big Band 1970
MEL LEWIS The New Mel Lewis Quintet Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The New Mel Lewis Quintet Live
Bop 1979
MEL LEWIS Bob Brookmeyer - Composer & Arranger album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bob Brookmeyer - Composer & Arranger
Bop 1980
MEL LEWIS Live in Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Montreux
Big Band 1981
MEL LEWIS Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra ‎: Make Me Smile & Other New Works By Bob Brookmeyer (aka Featuring The Music Of Bob Brookmeyer) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra ‎: Make Me Smile & Other New Works By Bob Brookmeyer (aka Featuring The Music Of Bob Brookmeyer)
Big Band 1982
MEL LEWIS 20 Years at the Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
20 Years at the Village Vanguard
Cool Jazz 1986
MEL LEWIS Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra : Soft Lights And Hot Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra : Soft Lights And Hot Music
Big Band 1988
MEL LEWIS The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra ‎: The Definitive Thad Jones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra ‎: The Definitive Thad Jones
Big Band 1989
MEL LEWIS The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra ‎: The Definitive Thad Jones (Volume 2 Live From The Village Vanguard) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra ‎: The Definitive Thad Jones (Volume 2 Live From The Village Vanguard)
Big Band 1990

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MEL LEWIS Septet & Sextet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Septet & Sextet
Bop 2016

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