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.
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- Recording: Albert Ammons - Meade Lux Lewis - The First Day
- Recorded on: January 6, 1939
- Label: Blue Note (7-98450-2)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium slow)
- Piano - Meade Lux Lewis
To learn more about Albert Ammons, check out Changes In Boogie Woogie. For Meade Lux Lewis' Melancholy, recorded on the same day, click here.
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...