Ramsey Lewis

Complete Live in Tokyo (96430)

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Complete Live in Tokyo

Ramsey Lewis

Jazz X-Perience

7451107770472

GEN 163440

96430

JAZZ

2

CD 16,51 €

2-CD SET LIMITED EDITION

IMPORT JAPAN

In 1968, Ramsey Lewis embarked on a Japanese tour with his trio – featuring Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums (also a vocalist, White would later be a founding member of the group Earth, Wind & Fire). Two concerts were recorded and appear here for the first time on a single set (the second concert is also presented here for the first time ever on CD). The program contains a combination of well-known jazz and blues standards, bossa nova tunes, original compositions, and pop novelties, including Lewis’ hit “The ‘in’ Crowd”, which opened the first show. (The single of his studio version of that tune reached #5 on the pop charts, and the studio album that contained it climbed to #2.) Two further live trio performances have been added as a bonus. (The first was taped at Basin Street West in San Francisco, and recorded with same personnel as the Japanese sets in 1967).

PERSONNEL:

  • Ramsey Lewis - piano
  • Cleveland Eaton - bass
  • Maurice White - drums

Recorded live at Sankei Hall, Tokyo, Japan, September 11 & 17 (CD1, 1-9) & October 18 (CD1, 10-13 & CD2, 1-2), 1968.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS:
  • CD TWO [3-10]: Same personnel as above.
  • Recorded live at Basin Street West, San Francisco, CA, July 3-9, 1967.
  • CD TWO [11-13]: Ramsey Lewis (p), Eldee Young (b, cello), Redd Holt (d).
  • Recorded live at the Lighthouse Club, Hermosa Beach, California, October 1965.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE (71:25 min)
  • 01 THE ‘IN’ CROWD
  • 02 CECILE
  • 03 UNCHAIN MY HEART
  • 04 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW
  • 05 SONG FOR MY FATHER
  • 06 SOUL GINZA
  • 07 HANG ON SLOOPY
  • 08 ODE TO BILLY JOE
  • 09 WADE IN THE WATER
  • 10 MAIDEN VOYAGE
  • 11 THE LOOK OF LOVE
  • 12 GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD
  • 13 BLACK ORPHEUS MEDLEY
  • CD TWO (75:14 min)
  • 01 LOOK-A-HERE
  • 02 STELLA BY STARLIGHT [issued as KAMPAI!]
  • 03 DANCING IN THE STREET (*)
  • 04 MOOD FOR MENDES (*)
  • 05 STRUTTIN’ LIGHTLY (*)
  • 06 YOU DON’T KNOW ME (*)
  • 07 DJANGO (*)
  • 08 BLACK ORPHEUS MEDLEY #2 (*)
  • 09 WHAT NOW MY LOVE (*)
  • 10 CORCOVADO (QUIET NIGHTS) (*)
  • 11 MEDLEY: BILLY BOY/ HI-HEEL SNEAKERS (*)
  • 12 THE MORE I SEE YOU (*)
  • 13 SATIN DOLL(*)