Solitude – Meade Lux Lewis

Recorded at the very first Blue Note session on January 6, 1939, Solitude is a contemplative exploration of the blues. Discover Meade Lux Lewis's solo piano journey.

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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