Tuesday, September 13, 2022

R.I.P. Ramsey Lewis


Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has died age 87...

From CBS
Jazz was in Ramsey Lewis' DNA – he played it, composed it, taught it – and for more than six decades, he shared his love affair with jazz with his hometown Chicago and with the world.
Lewis passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday at the age of 87, his manager said. As CBS 2's Steven Graves reported, Lewis worked right up until his death.
Lewis was a three-time Grammy winner, and NEA Jazz Master. His 1965 hit "The In Crowd" was an international pop crossover hit.
His manager added that Lewis became very reflective over the past few days on his life well-lived.
Lewis was born in Chicago on May 27, 1935 and grew up in the Cabrini Green housing project. He started taking piano lessons at a young age and played at church, where his father was choir director. His father, Lewis Sr., was a big jazz fan, always playing Duke Ellington and Art Tatum at home and took Ramsey to jazz shows.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. sir

Anonymous said...

RIP....if you ever wanna put some chill music on...I recommend Ramsey's soothing, smooth jazz....

Anonymous said...

He laid it out there. Rest in power, Ramsey.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Master Musician RIP

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Master Musician RIP

Anonymous said...

The baby boomers are slowly dying off. Now this is what a legend/Icon looks like. Not somebody who had little success like Da Bratt and others still alive.

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Master Musician, a real live musician all of them. RIP Sir and Thank you, for your wonderful talent and contribution to Jazz.

Anonymous said...

Sun Goddess!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

One of my favorites. R.I.P to a real musical genius.

Anonymous said...

Damn shame that the only time that an accomplished artist can get airplay or recognition is in death.

How many times was he sampled? Over 200. That means that some people were listening to his music and probably didn't know it was him.

Anonymous said...

It is not Christmas in my house without his Christmas album.

Dee said...

@ 1:34 DITTO!!!! RIP Mr. Lewis. 💔💖

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