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Ramsey Lewis
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Background information
Birth nameRamsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr.
Born(1935-05-27)May 27, 1935
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedSeptember 12, 2022(2022-09-12) (aged 87)
Genres
Occupation(s)Composer, pianist, radio personality
Instrument(s)
  • Piano
  • keyboards
Years active1956–2022
Labels
Websitewww.ramseylewis.com
Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. (May 27, 1935 – September 12, 2022) was an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality. Lewis recorded over 80 albums and has received five gold records and three Grammy Awards in his career.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Discography
2.1 As sideman
3 Awards and recognitions
3.1 Grammy history
3.2 Certifications
3.3 Recognition
4 References
5 External links
Biography
Ramsey Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ramsey Lewis Sr. and Pauline Lewis. He began taking piano lessons at the age of four. As a young man, Lewis played with a number of local ensembles, such as Edward Virgil Abner's Knights of Music. Lewis would eventually join a jazz group called the clefs. He later formed the Ramsey Lewis Trio with drummer Isaac "Red" Holt and bassist Eldee Young. They eventually joined up with Chess Records.
During 1956 the trio issued their debut album, Ramsey Lewis and his Gentle-men of Swing. Following their 1965 hit "The In Crowd" (the single reached No. 5 on the pop charts, and the album No. 2) they concentrated more on pop material. Young and Holt left in 1966 to form Young-Holt Unlimited and were replaced by Cleveland Eaton and Maurice White. White left to form Earth, Wind & Fire and was replaced by Morris Jennings in 1970. Later, Frankie Donaldson and Bill Dickens replaced Jennings and Eaton; Felton Crews also appeared on many 1980's releases.
By 1966, Lewis was one of the nation's most successful jazz pianists, topping the charts with "The In Crowd", "Hang On Sloopy", and "Wade in the Water". All three singles each sold over one million copies and were awarded gold discs. Many of his recordings attracted a large non-jazz audience. In the 1970s, Lewis often played electric piano, although by later in the decade he was sticking to acoustic and using an additional keyboardist in his groups.
In 1994, Lewis appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool, alongside other prominent jazz artists Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African American community, was heralded as "Album of the Year" by TIME magazine.
In addition to recording and performing, Lewis hosts the weekly syndicated radio program Legends of Jazz, created in 1990 and currently syndicated by United Stations Radio Networks. He also hosted the Ramsey Lewis Morning Show on Chicago "smooth jazz" radio station WNUA (95.5 FM). In December 2006, this morning show became part of Broadcast Architecture's Smooth Jazz Network, simulcasting on other smooth jazz stations across the country until its cancellation in May 2009, when WNUA switched over to a Spanish format.
In 2006, a well-received 13-episode Legends of Jazz television series hosted by Lewis was broadcast on public TV nationwide and featured live performances by a variety of jazz artists including Larry Gray, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joey Defrancesco, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Benny Golson, Pat Metheny and Tony Bennett.
Lewis performing at JazzFe 2006
Lewis is artistic director of Jazz at Ravinia (an annual feature at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois) and helped organize Ravinia's Jazz Mentor Program. Ramsey also serves on the board of trustees for the Merit School of Music, a Chicago inner-city music program and The Chicago High School for the Arts, the public arts high school in Chicago established in 2009. Early in 2005, the Ramsey Lewis Foundation was created to help connect at-risk children to the world of music. As an offshoot of that foundation, Lewis plans to form a Youth Choir and Youth Orchestra. In January 2007, the Dave Brubeck Institute invited Lewis to join its Honorary Board of Friends at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Lewis is an Honorary Board member of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Lewis is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. In May 2008, Lewis received an honorary doctorate from Loyola University Chicago upon delivering the keynote address at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.
Lewis died on September 12, 2022 at his home in Chicago. He was 87 years old.
Discography
Year recorded
Title
Label
1956
Ramsey Lewis and his Gentle-men of Swing
Argo
1957
Ramsey Lewis and his Gentle-men of Jazz, Volume 2
Argo
1958
Lem Winchester and the Ramsey Lewis Trio
Argo
1959
Down to Earth (The Ramsey Lewis Trio Plays Music from the Soil)
EmArcy
1959
An Hour with the Ramsey Lewis Trio
Argo
1960
Early in the Morning (Lorez Alexandria with the Ramsey Lewis Trio)
Argo
1960
Stretching Out
Argo
1960
The Ramsey Lewis Trio in Chicago
Argo
1961
More Music from the Soil
Argo
1961
Never on Sunday
Argo
1961
Sound of Christmas
Argo
1962
The Sound of Spring
Argo
1962
Country Meets the Blues
Argo
1962
Bossa Nova
Argo
1963
Pot Luck
Argo
1963
Barefoot Sunday Blues
Argo
1964
Bach to the Blues
Argo
1964
The Ramsey Lewis Trio at the Bohemian Caverns
Argo
1964
More Sounds of Christmas
Argo
1964–65
You Better Believe Me – with Jean DuShon
Argo
1965
The In Crowd
Argo
1965
Hang On Ramsey!
Cadet
1965
Choice! The Best of the Ramsey Lewis Trio (compilation)
Cadet
1966
Wade in the Water
Cadet
1966
The Movie Album
Cadet
1966
Goin' Latin
Cadet
1967
Dancing in the Street
Cadet
1967
Up Pops Ramsey Lewis
Cadet
1968
Maiden Voyage
Cadet
1968
Mother Nature's Son
Cadet
1968
Ramsey Lewis Live in Tokyo
Cadet
1969
Encore! Ramsey Lewis in Tokyo (Vol. 2)
Chess/Victor (Japan)
1969
Another Voyage
Cadet
1969
The Piano Player
Cadet
1970
Them Changes
Cadet
1971
Back to the Roots
Cadet
1972
The Groover
Cadet
1972
The Best of Ramsey Lewis (compilation)
Cadet
1974
Solid Ivory
Cadet
1972
Upendo Ni Pamoja
Columbia
1973
Funky Serenity
Columbia
1973
Ramsey Lewis' Newly Recorded All-Time Non-Stop Golden Hits
Columbia
1974
Solar Wind
Columbia
1974
Sun Goddess
Columbia
1975
Don't It Feel Good
Columbia
1976
Salongo
Columbia
1977
Love Notes
Columbia
1977
Tequila Mockingbird
Columbia
1978
Legacy
Columbia
1979
Ramsey
Columbia
1980
Routes
Columbia
1981
Blues for the Night Owl
Columbia
1981
Three Piece Suite
Columbia
1982
Ramsey Lewis Live at the Savoy
Columbia
1982
Chance Encounter
Columbia
1983
Les Fleurs
Columbia
1983
Reunion
Columbia
1984
The Two of Us – with Nancy Wilson
Columbia
1985
Fantasy
Columbia
1987
Keys to the City
Columbia
1988
Classic Encounter
Columbia
1989
We Meet Again – with Billy Taylor
Columbia
1989
Urban Renewal
Columbia
1992
Ivory Pyramid
GRP
1993
Sky Islands
GRP
1995
Urban Knights I
GRP
1996
Between the Keys
GRP
1997
Urban Knights II
GRP
1998
Dance of the Soul
GRP
1999
Appassionata
Narada
2000
Urban Knights III
Narada
2001
Urban Knights IV
Narada
2002
Meant to Be – with Nancy Wilson
Narada
2003
Urban Knights V
Narada
2003
Simple Pleasures – with Nancy Wilson
Narada
2004
Time Flies
Narada
2005
Urban Knights VI
Narada
2005
With One Voice
Narada
2009
Songs from the Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey
Concord
2011
Taking Another Look
Hidden Beach
2019
Urban Knights VII
Ropeadope
2021
Manha de Carnaval
Above Ground label
As sideman
With Max Roach
MAX (Argo, 1958)
With Jimmy Woode
The Colorful Strings of Jimmy Woode (Argo, 1957)
With Young/Holt
Feature Spot (Cadet, 1967)
Awards and recognitions
Lewis performing live in the KPLU studio on October 2009
Grammy history
Career Wins: 3
Career nominations: 4
Ramsey Lewis Grammy Awards History
Year
Category
Title
Genre
Label
Result
1965
Best Jazz Performance – Small Group or Soloist with Small Group
"The In Crowd"
Jazz
Argo/Chess
Won
1965
Record of the Year
"The In Crowd (Single)"
Argo/Chess
Nominated
1966
Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance – Vocal or Instrumental
"Hold It Right There"
R&B
Chess
Won
1973
Best Rhythm & Blues Instrumental Performance
"Hang on Sloopy"
R&B
MCA
Won
Certifications
Albums
Year
Title
Certification
Label
1965
The In Crowd
US RIAA: Gold
Argo
1966
Hang On Ramsey!
US RIAA: Gold
Cadet
1966
Wade in the Water
US RIAA: Gold
Cadet
1968
Sound of Christmas
US RIAA: Gold
Argo
1976
Sun Goddess
US RIAA: Gold
Columbia
Recognition
1997: Ramsey Lewis was inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the state's highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in the area of The Performing Arts.
2002: Lewis participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics torch relay, lighting the cauldron for its brief stop in Chicago.
2003: NAACP Image Award, Best Jazz Artist, for his album Simple Pleasures (2003)
2006: 22nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Best Gospel Instrumental Album, With One Voice (2005)
2007: National Endowment for the Arts, Jazz Masters Award
2007: Landmarks Illinois, Legendary Landmark Award, as one of living treasures of Illinois. "Just like our landmarked buildings, our three Legendary Landmarks have been critical to the civic well-being of Chicago and stand as a testimony to the greatness of our cultural integrity." said David Bahlman, president of Landmarks Illinois.
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