The Wonderful World of Jazz

The Wonderful World of Jazz

by John LewisJohn Lewis


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This is one of pianist John Lewis' most rewarding albums outside of his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Three numbers (including a remake of "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West") showcase his piano in a quartet with guitarist Jim Hall, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Connie Kay. A 15-and-a-half-minute rendition of "Body and Soul" has one of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves' finest solos, while "Afternoon in Paris" features a diverse cast with trumpeter Herb Pomeroy, Gunther Schuller on French horn, tenor man Benny Golson, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, and guitarist Jim Hall; altoist Eric Dolphy cuts everyone. This set was reissued in 1988 as part of Atlantic's Jazzlore series.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075679097927
catalogNumber: 790979
Rank: 94672


  1. Body and Soul
  2. I Should Care
  3. Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West
  4. Afternoon in Paris
  5. I Remember Clifford
  6. The Stranger
  7. If You Could See Me Now

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano
Eric Dolphy   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre   Baritone Saxophone
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hall   Guitar
Herb Pomeroy   Trumpet
Connie Kay   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Gunther Schuller   French Horn

Technical Credits

Tadd Dameron   Composer
John Lewis   Arranger
Bobby Arnold   Engineer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Arif Mardin   Arranger
Carl Sigman   Composer
Ralph J. Gleason   Liner Notes
John Cue   Engineer
Earle Brown   Engineer

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