ELEW (ERIC LEWIS)

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Once upon a time, Eric Lewis was a decorated, up-and-coming jazz pianist, a sideman for Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones, among others, and the winner of the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Piano competition. A decade into his career, he had an epiphany. The songs he was playing weren’t speaking to him the way he wanted them to: while they were part of the traditional jazz repertoire, they weren’t part of his own emotional repertoire. On the other hand, there were contemporary rock songs whose lyrics meant the world to him. Lewis considered the landscape, drew the curtain, and reemerged as ELEW, a revolutionary artist who combines virtuosic skill on the grand piano with an unprecedented openness to modern pop and rock music. Jazz pianists have always interpreted popular songs. Art Tatum did. Bud Powell did. But at some point, jazz detached from rock and roll. ELEW has fused the two together read more...
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ELEW (ERIC LEWIS) Rockjazz, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rockjazz, Vol. 1
Eclectic Fusion 2010
ELEW (ERIC LEWIS) Rockjazz, Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rockjazz, Vol. 2
Eclectic Fusion 2012
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And To The Republic
Eclectic Fusion 2016

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