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Wonderful World of Jazz
John Lewis
Wonderful World of Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: John Lewis
Title: Wonderful World of Jazz
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic UK
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075679097927, 075679097941, 081227457068

CD Reviews

Room to breathe
Steven C. Berry | Edmonds WA | 01/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is nothing hurried about this disc. That said, the music is focused and will stretch your mind. Lewis employed masterful melodic improvisers here: Paul Gonsalves, Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Giuffre, Jim Hall among others. Listen to "Body and Soul" as it builds powerfully and the soloists explore every possible melodic theme, where the quiet power of these master musicians is almost too much to take. Listen to "I Remember Clifford" where the players are essentially the MJQ with Jim Hall replacing Milt Jackson. Listen to "The Stranger" (written by a young Arif Mardin) with that harmonious-yet-discordant brass. This set swings, but oh-so-elegantly. Just like Mr. Lewis."
A True Classic
Emile Barrios | San Diego | 06/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whether you're an old-time jazz afficionado or new to the genre, this album is essential. In my opinion, Lewis' lovely solo on "Body & Soul" makes his version virtually definitive - 15 minutes of bliss. The rest of the album, particularly "Afternoon in Paris", is at the same level. "Wonderful" is the perfect title for this record."