Afternoon in Paris
John Lewis (p), Sacha Distel (g), Barney Wilen (ts), Pierre Michelot (b #1-3), Percy Heath (b #4-6), Connie Kay (d #1-3), Kenny Clarke (d #4-6)
Includes The Complete Atlantic album "Afternoon In Paris". Also contains as bonus tracks: "Little Girl Blue" and "D & E" from John Lewis February 21, 1957 Atlantic Session with Percy Heath and 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).
This edition also boasts two delightful bonus tracks (Little Girl Blue and D & E) featuring 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.
01. I cover the waterfront
02. Dead old Stockholm
03. Afternoon in Paris
04. All the things you are
05. Bag's groove
06. Willow weep for me
07. Little girl blue (*) Bonus track
08. D&E (*) Bonus track