Mel Lewis 1980s Photo

Mel Lewis at Drummers World in the mid-1980s

Mel Lewis at Drummers World in the mid 1980s

Often referred to as “The Tailor“, Mel Lewis was the epitome of the understated perfect big band drummer. His steady time and swing made him an in-demand musician. He was very opinionated yet personable and easy to talk to. His recordings are lessons in how to play with a band. Never obtrusive, but very much a presence!

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