George Lewis And His Ragtime Band


Jazz At Vespers

  • Release Date: 22 Jan 1993
  • OJCCD-1721-2

While he has not attained the legendary status of his friend Bunk Johnson, clarinetist George Lewis (1900-1968) was even more influential in the worldwide acceptance of traditional New Orleans jazz as a classic music style. The collective empathy that Lewis and his sidemen built over years of playing together was matched by their flair as entertainers (trumpeter Kid Howard, pianist Alton Purnell, and drummer Joe Watkins were all featured vocalists), and Lewis albums formed the traditional cor… MORE