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Ramsey Lewis: Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase

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Jazz is virtually nonexistent on network television. Pianist and broadcaster Ramsey Lewis has addressed this vacuum with the PBS program Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis. This Showcase CD/DVD set serves as a sampler of performances from the series. The end result is a patchwork of genres.

Benny Golson captivates on the classic ...

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Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase: Various Artists

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Providing highlights from Legends of Jazz, this Showcase serves as a great introduction to the 2006 PBS television series. This CD/DVD package captures quite a few of the musical performances from the thirteen half-hour episodes, apparently selecting the best parts.

The CD features Al Jarreau and Kurt Elling improvising on “Take Five in a ...