John Lewis: At Home with the Blues
John Lewis’s appearance on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz from the first season in 1979 fittingly starts with a wonderful piano blues. I remember being amazed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the mid ‘70s when Lewis unleashed a soulful set of piano blues. I had always associated him with the Modern Jazz Quartet and jazz interpretations of Bach’s music. But that typecasting came to a quick end that evening.