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Count Me In

by Bobby Lewis

Chicago Trumpeter Bobby Lewis' 11th CD: 5 original compositions by Bobby and variety of vintage tunes, Latin Rhythms, ballads and swing, includes Pat Mallinger, Jim Ryan, Stewart Miller, Jeff Stitely, Jeremy Kahn, Alejo Poveda, John Moulder, Andy Brown
Genre: Jazz: Cool Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Happiness
4:51 $0.99
2. Autumn Nocturne
5:19 $0.99
3. Count Me In
5:00 $0.99
4. A Waltz in the Park
4:32 $0.99
5. Brigas Nunca Mais
4:59 $0.99
6. Snowfall
4:34 $0.99
7. Look for the Silver Lining
6:32 $0.99
8. Pastels
5:40 $0.99
9. Nice Drive
6:49 $0.99
10. Alone Together
5:10 $0.99
11. Always
2:31 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


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Count Me In! by Bobby Lewis

HAPPINESS abounds in the opener, a newly penned samba by yours truly. One can feel the positive energy created by the sextet, Pat, Jim, Stewart, Jeff, Alejo and me.

AUTUMN NOCTURNE (1941) – shades of Bobby Hackett, an early influence of sophistication and lyricism. Listen to the tasteful guitar of Andy Brown, my cornet and the beautiful interplay.

Ah, the blues…COUNT ME IN is a finger snapping, rhythmic, energetic swinger,
also an original composition of mine.

Hearing A WALTZ IN THE PARK just makes you want to!

Many of my recordings have included the music of Tom Jobim. BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS is a typical gem of the Brazilian master. With this track, pianist Jeremy Kahn and guitarist John Moulder join the recording ‘family’.

Having had the privilege of performing with Claude Thornhill provided the inspiration to record his song, SNOWFALL (1941). This very simple melody of just 37 notes and 9 chords personifies his laidback nature. Interestingly, he was the first to record Autumn Nocturne, also written in 1941.

Almost a century ago, LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING (1920), was composed by Jerome Kern for the show ”Sally”. Louis Armstrong would call it “a good ol’ good one.” This selection pays homage to Chet Baker, another early influence.

Peggy Lee enjoyed the sound of my flugelhorn especially when I “played in pastels.” Thus, I penned PASTELS, a bossamba (hybrid bossa nova and samba) with Latin rhythms and soft hues.

NICE DRIVE is a sassy down home blues that will have you enjoying the ride. Or, that long one on the golf course.

ALONE TOGETHER (1932) by Arthur Schwartz is a standard in the jazz repertoire. Maybe you’ll notice Pat and I play the melody alone and then together. Cool, eh? At the end we disappear, all except me. I’m left alone to play the Irving Berlin classic, ALWAYS (1925), on the cornet, not for just an hour, not for just a day, not for just a year, but two minutes and twenty eight seconds.

Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Arts Critic, on March 8th wrote:
"A poet with both his trumpet and his pen, Chicagoan Lewis has been favoring audiences with long,
silken phrases and serenely stated compositions for decades. In a world that’s way too noisy,
Lewis stands as a notable exception: an improviser-composer who lets the music speak (softly) for itself. "



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