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John Lewis

p, 1920-2001 US, La Grange
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. John Aaron Lewis Jazz Abstraction

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

  • Piano
  • Harpsichord
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
I Remember Clifford on The Wonderful World Of Jazz by John Lewis
Baby Bay on WSJ Sound Records: New York City Soul by Various Artists
I Can't Get Started on Grand Encounter: 2° East / 3° West by John Lewis
Prelude No. 3 "Nina's Convention" on Bach for Babies by Johann Sebastian Bach & Various Artists
Afternoon in Paris on The Wonderful World Of Jazz by John Lewis
Afternoon in Paris on Scoubidou by Sacha Distel
I Should Care on The Wonderful World Of Jazz by John Lewis
Little Girl Blue on The John Lewis Piano by John Lewis
The Festivals on Evolution II by John Lewis
Skylark on Grand Encounter: 2° East / 3° West by John Lewis

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Odds Against Tomorrow & Jazz AbstractionsJohn Lewis2017Album
Four Trombones 2 & Una Storia MilaneseJohn Lewis2017Album
European Encounter & EssenceJohn Lewis2017Album
European Windows & Meditations & ExcursionsJohn Lewis2017Album
Four Trombones & No Sun In VeniceJohn Lewis2017Album
The John Lewis Piano & Afternoon In ParisJohn Lewis2017Album
The Modern Jazz Sextet & Grand EncounterJohn Lewis2017Album
The Comedy, Lonely Woman & Contemporary MusicJohn Lewis2017Album
The Golden Striker & Wonderful World Of JazzJohn Lewis2017Album
The Complete Albums Collections 1957-1962John Lewis2016Compil.
European Encounters : European Encounter + Animal DanceJohn Lewis2013Compil.
The Golden StrikerJohn Lewis2011Single
Four Classic Albums (Second Set)John Lewis & The Modern Jazz Quartet2010Compil.
The Modern Jazz Quartet 2The Modern Jazz Quartet With Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, John Lewis, Kenny Clarke2009Album
European Windows & The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary MusicJohn Lewis2009Compil.
Les IncontournablesJohn Lewis2008Compil.
Double Dance - Classical And Jazz Connections IIDavid Baker, John Lewis, Joseph Makholm, Bill Dobbins, Willis Delony2008Album
Private ConcertJohn Lewis2007Album
Lester YoungLester Young Featuring John Lewis, Buddy Rich, Jo Jones, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Gene Ramey2007Compil.
An Evening With Two Grand PianosJohn Lewis & Hank Jones2006Album
From Dizzy To BachJohn Lewis2004Compil.
European EncounterJohn Lewis & Svend Asmussen2004Album
Complete Verve Studio Sessions With Lester YoungJohn Lewis With Lester Young2002Compil.
Evolution IIJohn Lewis2001Album
Original Sin/ EssenceJohn Lewis2000Compil.
EvolutionJohn Lewis1999Album
The John Lewis Piano / Jazz Piano InternationalJohn Lewis, Dick Katz, Derek Smith, René Urtreger1999Compil.
A Milanese Story / Animal DanceJohn Lewis1999Compil.
The Golden Striker/Jazz AbstractionsJohn Lewis1999Compil.
The Swinging Violin Of Csaba DeseoCsaba Deseő, Andor Kovács, John Lewis1993Album
Piano PlayhouseJohn Lewis1993Album
Afternoon In ParisJohn Lewis1991Album
The JazztetArt Farmer & Benny Golson Featuring John Lewis1991Compil.
Afternoon In ParisJohn Lewis1991Album
Piano SummitEarl Hines - Teddy Wilson - John Lewis - Lennie Tristano - Bill Evans - Jaki Byard1990Album
Midnight In ParisJohn Lewis1989Album
Vol. 3: Preludes And Fugues - Based On The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1John Lewis1989Album
Grand EncounterJohn Lewis, Bill Perkins, Percy Heath, Chico Hamilton, Jim Hall1989Single
Ellington MasterpiecesThe American Jazz Orchestra Conducted By John Lewis1989Album
The Garden Of Delight - Delaunay's DilemmaJohn Lewis1988Album
The Chess Game (Part 2)John Lewis, Mirjana Lewis1987Album
Genes of Jazz Featuring John Lewis & Ray BrownJohn Lewis, Ray Brown1987Album
The Chess Game (Part 1)John Lewis & Mirjana Lewis1987Album
The Bridge Game Vol. 2 Based On The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1John Lewis1986Album
J.S. Bach Preludes And Fugues From The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1Johann Sebastian Bach, John Lewis1985Album
Piano Play HouseJohn Lewis, Hank Jones1983Album
The John Lewis AlbumJohn Lewis, Putte Wickman, Red Mitchell1983Album
Slavic SmileJohn Lewis & The New Jazz Quartet1983Album
Piano, Paris 1979John Lewis1981Album
DuoJohn Lewis, Lew Tabackin1981Album
The John Lewis Album For Nancy HarrowJohn Lewis1981Album
Piano Play HouseJohn Lewis And Hank Jones1979Album
Swing Is HereChris Barber With John Lewis ・ Trummy Young1979Album
An Evening With Two Grand PianosJohn Lewis & Hank Jones1979Album
Swing Is HereChris Barber With John Lewis ・ Trummy Young1979Album
John LewisJohn Lewis1979Compil.
MirjanaJohn Lewis Featuring Christian Escoudé1978Album
Live In TokyoJohn Lewis With Hank Jones1978Album
Vol. 2Charlie Parker / Miles Davis / John Lewis / Max Roach1977Compil.
Sensitive SceneryJohn Lewis1977Album
John Lewis / Helen MerrillJohn Lewis / Helen Merrill1977Album
Statements And Sketches For DevelopmentJohn Lewis1976Album
Early BonesJ.J. Johnson - Kai Winding - Bennie Green With Sonny Rollins, John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Art Blakey1976Compil.
The Bop SessionDizzy Gillespie / Sonny Stitt / John Lewis / Percy Heath / Max Roach / Hank Jones1975Album
P.O.V.John Lewis1975Album
The Modern Jazz Quartet & SextetJohn Lewis1968Compil.
Misty Roses / Amy’s Theme & You’re A Big Boy NowJohn Lewis1967Single
Misty Roses / Amy's Theme & You're A Big Boy NowJohn Lewis1967Single
Animal DanceJohn Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff & Zagrebački Jazz Kvartet1964Album
DebutOrchestra U.S.A. Musical Director, John Lewis1963Album
Four TrombonesThe Four Trombones, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charles Mingus, John Lewis1962Album
EssenceJohn Lewis1962Album
A Milanese Story (Original Soundtrack)John Lewis1962Album
European EncounterJohn Lewis & Svend Asmussen1962Album
The Jazztet And John LewisThe Jazztet And John Lewis Featuring Art Farmer And Benny Golson1961Album
The Wonderful World Of JazzJohn Lewis1961Album
Original Sin: Music For Ballet Composed By John LewisJohn Lewis1961Album
The Golden StrikerJohn Lewis1960Album
Jazz AbstractionsJohn Lewis1960Album
Le Coup De L'Escalier (Odds Against Tomorrow)John Lewis1960Single
Odds Against Tomorrow (Original Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)John Lewis1959Album
Improvised Meditations & ExcursionsJohn Lewis1959Single
Improvised Meditations & ExcursionsJohn Lewis1959Album
The John Lewis Piano Vol. 1John Lewis1958Single
The John Lewis Piano Vol. 2John Lewis1958Single
European WindowsJohn Lewis1958Album
Afternoon In ParisJohn Lewis & Sacha Distel1957Single
West Coast East Coast EncounterJohn Lewis1957Compil.
Four TrombonesKai Winding + J.J. Johnson + Bennie Green + Willie Dennis And Featuring John Lewis & Charles Mingus1957Album
Afternoon In ParisJohn Lewis & Sacha Distel1957Album
France - U.S.A.Billy Byers, Kenny Clarke, Curley Hamner, Lionel Hampton, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Al Levitt, John Lewis, Sy Oliver And His Orchestra, Sacha Distel, Benoit Quersin, Bobby Jaspar, Pierre Michelot, Paul Rovère, René Urtreger, Barney Wilen1957Compil.
The John Lewis PianoJohn Lewis1957Album
Bag's GrooveSacha Distel, John Lewis1957Single
Grand EncounterJohn Lewis, Bill Perkins, Percy Heath, Chico Hamilton, Jim Hall1957Single
Grand Encounter: 2 Degrees East - 3 Degrees WestJohn Lewis1956Album
Milt Jackson With John Lewis, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Lou Donaldson And The Thelonious Monk QuintetMilt Jackson With John Lewis, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Lou Donaldson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet1955Compil.
Love Me Or Leave Me / I Can't Get StartedBill Perkins, John Lewis, Chico Hamilton, Jim Hall, Percy Heath1955Single
The Modern Jazz QuartetThe Modern Jazz Quartet With Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, John Lewis, Kenny Clarke1953Album
Django / Sun DanceJohn Lewis, The Modern Jazz SocietySingle
Swing Sessions 10 - 1946-1950Kenny Clarke, James Moody, Fats Navarro, Bud Powell, Howard McGhee, John LewisCompil.
Прекрасный Мир Джона ЛьюисаJohn LewisCompil.
Wir + Sie - Aus Unserer Arbeit - Akustischer Bericht Nr. 3Bjørn Wiinblad, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Lewis, Philip RosenthalAlbum
Rare Broadcast PerformancesJohn Lewis, Kenny Clarke, Ben Webster, Milt JacksonAlbum
Hooray ForMilt Jackson, John Lewis, Art Blakey, Kenny DorhamAlbum
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