Afternoon in Paris
Lone Hill Jazz
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Includes the complete album:
"Afternoon In Paris" (Versailles LP, December 1956)
+ Bonus Tracks: "Little Girl Blue" and "D & E" from John Lewis' Complete February 21, 1957 Atlantic Session with Percy Heath & Connie Kay.
One of the most tastefully elegant pianists, John Lewis rose to the top of the jazz world as the guiding force behind the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet. This release includes Lewis' complete Paris, December 4 & 7, 1956 quintet sessions with guitarist Sacha Distel, tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen, bassists Percy Heath (Dec. 4) and Pierre Michelot (Dec. 7), and drummers Kenny Clarke (Dec. 4) and Connie Kay (Dec.7).
Tracks: 1. I Cover The Waterfront, 2. Dear Old Stockholm, 3. Afternoon In Paris, 4. All The Things You Are, 5. Bag's Groove, 6. Willow Weep For Me, 7. Little Girl Blue*, 8. D & E*.
* This edition boasts two delightful BONUS TRACKS ("Little Girl Blue" and "D & E") featuring John Lewis in a trio format with Heath and Kay, recorded in a New York studio on February 21, 1957. These two tracks were the only songs recorded during the session.
Total Time: 52:26 mins.