John Lewis

Afternoon in Paris (131597)

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Afternoon in Paris

John Lewis

Phoenix

8436539311478

PHX 138583

131597

JAZZ

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Afternoon in Paris

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4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents the complete original 1956 LP "Afternoon in Paris" (Atlantic LP1267). Recorded in Paris, it is the only existing collaboration between John Lewis and French guitarist Sacha Distel, as well as with French saxophonist Barney Wilen. Also featured here are the also French Pierre Michelot (with whom Lewis only recorded one more date in Paris in 1950), two members of Lewis' Modern Jazz Quartet, Percy Heath and Connie Kay, and one ex-member, Kenny Clarke, who was living in Paris at that time. Two trio tracks recorded in New York the following year and featuring Lewis, Heath and Kay have been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

JOHN LEWIS, piano
SACHA DISTEL, guitar
BARNEY WILEN, tenor sax
PIERRE MICHELOT, bass (on 1-3)
PERCY HEATH, bass (on 4-6)
CONNIE KAY, drums (on 1-3)
KENNY CLARKE, drums (on 4-6)

Paris, France, December 4 (4-6) & December 7 (1-3), 1956.

(7-8) Bonus Tracks:
JOHN LEWIS, piano
PERCY HEATH, bass
CONNIE KAY, drums
New York, February 21, 1957.

TRACKS:

01. I COVER THE WATERFRONT
02. DEAR OLD STOCKHOLM
03. AFTERNOON IN PARIS
04. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
05. BAGS' GROOVE
06. WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
07. LITTLE GIRL BLUE 4:8
08. D & E

TOTAL TIME: 52:26 mins.