Melancholy – Meade Lux Lewis

A laid-back exploration of the blues featuring a slowly rolling bass line. One of the first pieces recorded for Blue Note at their very first session. This is a detailed transcription of Meade Lux Lewis's composition for piano.

Meade Lux Lewis

September 4, 1905 – June 7, 1964

Born Meade Anderson Lewis in Chicago, Meade "Lux" Lewis is one of the most important early jazz pianists. When he was a child, his father insisted that Meade learn violin. After his father died, he took up piano at the age of 16. He learned by listening to pianist Jimmy Yancey and received no training. Despite this, his considerable skill earned him the attention of the Chicago music scene, and in addition to securing local gigs, he made his recording debut in 1927 with "Honky Tonk Train Blues" for Paramount Records. Read more...

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