picture of Lou Levy © John Reeves
Lou Levy
Lou (*1928 in Chicago, IL) started to play the piano aged twelve. His chief influences were Art Tatum and Bud Powell. A professional at age nineteen, Lou 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. Lou left music for a few years in the early 1950s 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. Lou also played with Dizzy Gillespie, Shorty Rogers, Stan Getz, Terry Gibbs, Benny Goodman, Supersax and most of the major West Coast players. Lou recorded as a leader for Nocturne (1954), RCA, Jubilee, Philips, Interplay (1977), and Verve.
Levy died in 2001.
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Remo Palmier
Concord Jazz CJ-76
released 1979
Remo Palmier, guitar
Lou Levy, organ, piano
Ray Brown, bass
Jake Hanna, drums

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