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Ramsey Lewis Readies for Time

Pianist, composer and smilin’ Chicagoan Ramsey Lewis (pictured) will release a new album, Time Flies, on June 29 on Narada. The album, which will be released close to the approaching 40th anniversary of The In Crowd, Lewis’ Grammy Award-winning, monster-hit platter from 1965, offers an introspective look into Lewis’ life and music.

Time Flies was produced by Lewis, and features trio mates Leon Joyce Jr. (on drums) and Larry Gray (on bass). The album will feature both new material and new versions of some older Lewis-associated tunes, including the hit “The In Crowd” and “Wade In the Water.” Lewis also pays homage to early influences with renditions of gospel tunes from Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams and classical masterpieces by Bach and Brahms.

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