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Eric Lewis: Hopscotch

Read "Eric Lewis: Hopscotch" reviewed by John Kelman

Eric Lewis Hopscotch Fortress Records FUSA 0502-2 2005

While he's been an incredibly busy pianist since emerging onto the scene in the mid-1990s, pianist Eric Lewis has been surprisingly underexposed as a leader. Still, while working with artists including trombonist Robin Eubanks and Cassandra Wilson has given him some cachet, it's his ongoing musical relationship with Wynton Marsalis that has put his name out to the widest audience. In fact, Hopscotch represents Lewis' first ...


Eric Lewis: Hopscotch

Read "Eric Lewis: Hopscotch" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Eric Lewis Hopscotch Fortress Records 2005

Pianist Eric Lewis makes an anticipated solo debut in a classic piano trio setting, backed by newcomer Paul Beaudry (bass) and veteran Ralph Penland (drums). The Camden, New Jersey native studied classically from a very young age before his interest turned to jazz around twelve, when he “began to discover girls weren't icky. That tidbit and more emerge in an engaging interview which comprises much of ...


Eric Lewis: Hopscotch

Read "Eric Lewis: Hopscotch" reviewed by Jim Santella

Eric Lewis Hopscotch Fortress Records 2005

The Eric Lewis trio interprets a program of swinging originals and several standards for this video performance that is duplicated on CD. The package comes with both.

Recalling the hip, yet classical nature of the Modern Jazz Quartet, the trio moves gently through smooth impressions that follow the mainstream bandwagon. A song tribute to Thelonious Monk and a fiery, blazing-fast, solo piano diatribe on ...


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