Friday, December 21, 2012

The Ramsey Lewis Trio
"The In Crowd" (Vinyl)

Released in 1965, this album was recorded in front of a live audience over three nights' performances at the Bohemian Caverns in Washington, DC.

Ramsey Lewis is another one of those jazz pianist/composers that even the average music-listener owes a debt of gratitude.  Unbeknownst to most of us, we actually know Lewis' tunes.  Such is the story with the lead-off track (which is also the album's namesake.)
I know this tune, and I didn't know I knew it!

This album is a lot of fun to listen to.  Even if it is at low volume while you're waiting for your out-of-town guests to wake up so you can get breakfast...

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