The Blues Piano Artistry of Meade Lux Lewis

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Boogie-woogie pianist Meade Lux Lewis' next-to-last record was his first recording in five years and his final opportunity to stretch out unaccompanied. This solo Riverside set reissued by OJC on CD as usual finds Lewis generally sticking to the blues with "You Were Meant for Me" and "Fate" being exceptions, mostly performing originals. On a few of the songs Lewis switches effectively to celeste. It apparently only took Meade Lux Lewis two hours to record the full set and the results are quite spontaneous yet well organized, a fine all-around portrait of the veteran pianist in his later period.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Boogie-woogie pianist Meade Lux Lewis' next-to-last record was his first recording in five years and his final opportunity to stretch out unaccompanied. This solo Riverside set reissued by OJC on CD as usual finds Lewis generally sticking to the blues with "You Were Meant for Me" and "Fate" being exceptions, mostly performing originals. On a few of the songs Lewis switches effectively to celeste. It apparently only took Meade Lux Lewis two hours to record the full set and the results are quite spontaneous yet well organized, a fine all-around portrait of the veteran pianist in his later period.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218175920
  • Catalog Number: 1759
  • Sales rank: 5,993

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hammer Chatter (4:40)
  2. 2 You Were Meant for Me (2:39)
  3. 3 Celeste Bounce (3:14)
  4. 4 Bear Trap Stomp (4:31)
  5. 5 Frompy Stomp (6:57)
  6. 6 Rough Seas (5:27)
  7. 7 Madame Vod's Celeste Blues (5:25)
  8. 8 C Jam Blues (4:18)
  9. 9 Fate (3:47)
  10. 10 Breezing at the Celeste (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Meade "Lux" Lewis Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Celeste
Technical Credits
Chris Albertson Producer, Liner Notes
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Ray Fowler Engineer
Peter Max Illustrations
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