West Coast Jazz pianist, Lou Levy, a melodic player with love for bebop, was born to Jewish parents in Chicago.
He started playing piano when he was twelve. He was influenced by Art Tatum and Bud Powell. A professional musician at 19, Levy played with Georgie Auld, Sarah Vaughan, Chubby Jackson, Boyd Raeburn, Woody Herman’s Second Herd and Tommy Dorsey.
Levy left music for a couple of years then after moving to California he returned to gain a strong reputation as an accompanist for vocalists. He worked with Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy and Anita O’Day. Through the years Lou Levy played with Dizzy Gillespie, Shorty Rogers, Stan Getz, Terry Gibbs, Benny Goodman, Supersax and others.
Levy recorded for a number of record labels over the years. This is one of his ‘lost’ classics.
We know you will love Lou Levy – “Touch Of Class”.