Ramsey Lewis (1935–2022)

RIP Mr Lewis.

His career spanned 8 decades and over 80 albums, from 1956’s Ramsey Lewis and his Gentle-men of Swing to 2021’s Manha de Carnaval.

Everything comes from one thing, everything comes from the Spirit. Jazz would not exist had it not been for gospel music, the blues would not exist had it not been for spiritual blues, which goes back to slave songs our fore fathers were singing while they were out in the field. So it’s all one continuous growth from one group of people. Of course jazz now is played by various cultures and colors around the world. But the stimulus is One Voice.

Ramsey Lewis

Thank you for the music.

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