Ramsey Lewis http://www.kplu.org en Live in the KPLU Studios: A rare solo performance by Ramsey Lewis http://www.kplu.org/post/live-kplu-studios-rare-solo-performance-ramsey-lewis <p>Just in case you haven’t noticed, pianist Ramsey Lewis is having a great career.&nbsp;</p><p>He’s won Grammy awards, hosted successful television and radio jazz programs and even had cross-over hit records on the pop music charts (quite by accident, he assures us).&nbsp; He’s been playing professionally since about 1950 and has released more than 80 albums so far.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:49:46 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 5719 at http://www.kplu.org Live in the KPLU Studios: A rare solo performance by Ramsey Lewis Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis releases 80th album http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-legend-ramsey-lewis-releases-80th-album <p>Three-time Grammy winner Ramsey Lewis, who rose to prominence in the early 1970&prime;s, released his 80th album, <em>Ramsey, Taking Another Look</em> today with his Electric Band.</p><p>&ldquo;The idea of the electric quintet came up and having played mostly in an acoustic trio arrangement for twelve-fifteen years, I decided to get together with the guys to see how it felt,&quot; Lewis said.</p><p><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2011/09/20/jazz-legend-ramsey-lewis-releases-80th-album-today/"><strong>Read more on Groove Notes.</strong></a></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 01:29:58 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 2685 at http://www.kplu.org Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis releases 80th album Piano master Ramsey Lewis performs live at KPLU http://www.kplu.org/post/piano-master-ramsey-lewis-performs-live-kplu <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-866354.mp3</p><p>In 1965, Chicago jazz pianist, Ramsey Lewis had a hit record—‘The In Crowd’ (by The Ramsey Lewis Trio, featuring drummer Redd Holt and bassist, Eldee Young). Since that time, Lewis has recorded over 80 albums. He has also hosted the popular Legends Of Jazz radio and television series’. Now, at age 74, Ramsey Lewis is reveling in his relatively new career as a composer.</p><p> Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:20:00 +0000 Justin Steyer & Nick Morrison 592 at http://www.kplu.org Piano master Ramsey Lewis performs live at KPLU