Lou Levy Quartet – Jazz In Four Colors

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Louis A. “Lou” Levy (March 5, 1928 – January 23, 2001) was an American jazz pianist.

Levy was born to Jewish parents in Chicago and started playing piano when he was twelve. His chief influences were Art Tatum and Bud Powell.

A professional at age nineteen, Levy played with Georgie Auld (1947 and later), Sarah Vaughan, Chubby Jackson (1947–1948), Boyd Raeburn, Woody Herman’s Second Herd (1948–1950), Tommy Dorsey (1950) and Flip Phillips. Levy left music for a few years in the early fifties and then returned to gain a strong reputation as an accompanist to singers, working with Peggy Lee (1955–1973), Ella Fitzgerald (1957–1962), June Christy, Anita O’Day and Pinky Winters. Levy also played with Dizzy Gillespie, Shorty Rogers, Stan Getz, Terry Gibbs, Benny Goodman, Supersax and most of the major West Coast players. Levy recorded as a leader for Nocturne (1954), RCA, Jubilee, Philips, Interplay (1977), and Verve. (Wikipedia).

Track listing:

00:00 A1 Tune Up
03:48 A2 Without You
07:44 A3 Wail Street
10:55 A4 Star Eyes
16:09 A5 The Lady Is A Tramp
20:12 B1 The Gray Fox
23:45 B2 Button Up Your Overcoat
27:37 B3 Imagination
32:06 B4 Gal In Calico
36:35 B5 Indiana


Leroy Vinnegar – bass
Stanley Levey – drums
Lou Levy – piano
Larry Bunker – vibraphone


Label: RCA Victor ‎– LPM-1319, RCA Victor ‎– LPM 1319
Format: Vinyl, LP, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1956
Recorded: March 31, 1956 & April 2, 1956