Live in the KPLU Studios: A rare solo performance by Ramsey Lewis

Jul 25, 2012

Just in case you haven’t noticed, pianist Ramsey Lewis is having a great career. 

He’s won Grammy awards, hosted successful television and radio jazz programs and even had cross-over hit records on the pop music charts (quite by accident, he assures us).  He’s been playing professionally since about 1950 and has released more than 80 albums so far. 

In his visit to the KPLU studios, we hear Ramsey in a very rare solo piano setting, playing songs that are dear to his heart and chatting with jazz host, Abe Beeson, about his life and his music.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend some ‘quality time’ with one of the jazz piano greats ... Mr. Ramsey Lewis.