Mel Lewis

    Mel Lewis

    • Mel Lewis
    Mel Lewis

    Mel Lewis

    • Mel Lewis

    Mel Lewis

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    Frankenstein vs. The Creature from Blood Cove (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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        Although he was generally reluctant to solo, Mel Lewis was considered one of the definitive big band drummers, a musician who was best at driving an orchestra, but could also play quite well with smaller units. He started playing professionally when he was 15 and worked with the big bands of Boyd Raeburn (1948), Alvino Rey, Ray Anthony, and Tex Beneke. Lewis gained a great deal of recognition in the jazz world for his work with Stan Kenton (1954-1957), making the large ensemble ... Read more

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