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John Lewis

Pianist John Lewis is best known for his long connection with the Modern Jazz Quartet, but in this conversation with Alyn Shipton, recorded shortly before Lewis' death in 2001, he not only introduces his favourite MJQ discs, but also selects a variety of his other best recordings. These include work with Dizzy Gillespie, with Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool nonet, and the pioneering third-stream band Orchestra USA.

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Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:00