As with so many of us, Lewis has been a part of the soundscape of our lives for the past (in my case) three decades and more With a career spanning some seven decades and countless recordings, multiple world tours, three Grammy awards, one would think that the venerable master would be slowing down, but this latest albums is the opposite. Although Lewis has never been one for py rotechnical displays of speed and flourish, his music has set a standard that many look up to. A master of the understated this album once again shows the subtle genius that Ramsey Lewis is, together with his long time URBAN KNIGHTS group.
This eleven track album has something for everyone, from the understated solo opening of “Dear John” to the gospel like closing track “Trees” interestingly also solo piano...it almost feels like these two tracks create the parenthesis through which the rest of the album meanders.
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NAJEE-Center Of The Heart
It’s almost as if he needs no introduction. He’s achieved the honor and reached the status of having a name that identifies him simply using two syllables, Najee.
MATTHEW WHITAKER-NOW HEAR THIS
“Here’s a fun fact, on the first day of recording the music in the studio, my manager and I were thinking about it, you know, and it just came. It’s like, “’m out the box now, what can I do? I want people to hear what I wanted to musically say."
Marcus Johnson, a resident of the District of Columbia, is an award-winning, Billboard chart-topping, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz pianist, entrepreneur, and self-empowerment activist.
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Gerald Albright-Very First Christmas CD In A 30 Plus Year Career! Not So Silent Night
I recently had the pleasure of having a most pleasant interview with Saxophone great Mr. Gerald Albright to chat about his latest album “A Not So Silent Night.”
Dave Koz & Friends
Summer Horns Tour
Heidi Tann - Here Is Where We Met
Heidi Tann’s vocal stylings transports the listener back in time to the 80s early 90s.
Steve Cole - Gratitude
Steve Cole is one of the most popular musicians in contemporary jazz today.
Rick’s latest album, “Crossroads,” is perhaps his best album yet! #18! It is nothing short of a musical wonderland.
When you have an opportunity to review an album by and NEA Jazzmaster like Ramsey Lewis, you know you’re in for a treat.
Staying Ahead of Change
Yousuf Ali had a successful career in marketing until he failed to embrace new technologies. Now, as a My Eyelab franchisee, embracing forward-thinking capabilities is the key to his success.
The RELUCTANT Convert
How the beloved author of the Chronicles of Narnia helped a struggling veteran rediscover his faith
Shannon T. Lewis
A Performance of Many Lifetimes
Objects in a home, like flatware, vessels and various silver, carry the stories of all of those who used them, and thus, are imbued with their own inherent meanings. Some of these heirlooms may end up in antique shops, while others are passed on to relatives, but all the same, a story is always there.
A new Native American-owned art gallery is set to open near the end of the year in Buffalo, New York, in the middle of the Allentown historic district.
A REMARKABLE COMEBACK FOR A BEAUX ARTS BEAUTY IN ST. LOUIS
Built in 1896, the brick and terra-cotta Beaux Arts mansion needed new systems and repairs. Most remarkable is the addition of period murals and stenciling by the current owner, herself a fi ne artist and accomplished seamstress— who’s worked on the house since its centennial in 1996. Almost everything in the house had survived, or is antique.
Top rookies receive an “incomplete” because of the 60-game season
UB product Lewis promoted to roster
With a need for additional depth at cornerback, the Bills promoted University at Buffalo product Cam Lewis from the practice squad to the active roster on Sept. 17. The 23-year-old initially joined the Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and has worked his way up the depth chart ever since then.
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