Volume 1: The War Years (The Johnny Mince Session) (LP, Album, Mono). Vic Lewis Jam Sessions Volume 6: 1946-1949 (LP, Comp). Vic Lewis Jam Sessions Volume 7: 1948-1954 - Plays Stan Kenton - (LP, Comp).
Vic Lewis (29 July 1919 – 9 February 2009) was a British jazz guitarist and bandleader. He also enjoyed success as an artist's agent and manager. Lewis began playing the guitar at the age of three, and dabbled with cornet and trombone. One of his early bands included George Shearing, then a teenager, among its members. Lewis first toured the United States in 1938, where he did recording sessions with a band that had Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, and Pee Wee Russell among its members
Vic Lewis (29 July 1919 – 9 February 2009) was a British jazz guitarist and bandleader. Lewis first toured the United States in 1938, where he did recording sessions with a band that had Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, and Pee Wee Russell among its members. Lewis put together his first big band in 1946 to play swing jazz, but soon after its formation Lewis began to direct the ensemble toward the sound of Stan Kenton. Kenton provided Lewis with some of his arrangements by Pete Rugolo, Gerry Mulligan, and Bill Holman. Lewis's pianist, Ken Thorne, also made arranging contributions.
More Albums by VIC LEWIS. Vic's Riff - Big Band Jazz From EnglandVIC LEWIS. Jam sessions 1VIC lewis. Jam Sessions 5VIC LEWIS. Jam Sessions 6VIC LEWIS. Film Themes - My WayVIC LEWIS. Jam Sessions 7VIC LEWIS.
Lewis served in the RAF during 1941-1944 but was still able to record as a rhythm guitarist with Buddy Featherstonhaugh and led a series of recorded jam sessions during 1944-1945. Lewis worked with Stéphane Grappelli (1944-1945) and Ted Heath, and had a Dixieland band before organizing his first big band in 1946. Originally a swing group, by 1947 Lewis' orchestra was strongly influenced by Stan Kenton; in fact, through the years Kenton gave the British bandleader copies of many of his orchestra's arrangements including charts (sometimes not previously recorded) by Pete Rugolo, Gerry.
With Love to Gerry by Jack Bowers. With Love to Gerry by Mike Neely. Vic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova. Vic Lewis (1919-2009). Help improve the Vic Lewis page. All About Jazz musician pages are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Vic Lewis musician page.
Vic Lewis, who died on February 9 aged 89, played a prominent part in the British jazz and popular music world for more than 70 years. Within days he was joining in jam sessions with players whose names were hallowed among British jazz fans. Count Basie invited him to sit alongside him as he rehearsed his band. After serving in the RAF during the war, in which he rose to the rank of sergeant and spent much of his time organising bands and shows, Lewis formed a jazz band which recorded for Parlophone and enjoyed moderate success
|A1||The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise|
|A2||I've Found A New Baby|
|A4||I Got Rhythm|
|A7||Jazz Me Blues|
|B1||I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody My Jelly Roll|
|B2||Singing The Blues|
|B4||Peg Of My Heart|
|B6||Round about Eight|
|B7||Etude In Red|