Mark Lewis Music

Free download of the month


New Release! The New York Session. Eleven of Mark's compositions recorded in Brooklyn, New York with an exceptional band of New York musicians. Liner notes by renowned jazz author Ted Gioia.

"This record is a killer, we're playing it a lot at KNKX 88.5"  - Abe Beeson, Evening Jazz host, KNKX Seattle

"A beautiful album by four excellent craftsmen giving life to Mark Lewis's compositions -- the real stars of this show. Listen a couple times; you'll be whistling these captivating melodies, too. - Lynn Darroch, Bright Moments Café host, KMHD Portland

Free MP3 Download of the Month. 

This month’s free MP3 download is St. Thomas, a live recording from the good old days of jazz on Fourth Street in Bremerton at El Coral. St. Thomas is patterned after an island folk song, and the composition is credited to the great saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

Like so much of the Southeast US and the Caribbean, the US Virgin Islands were also hit with massive storms in the last month: Irma and then Maria. The news coverage has focused more on other areas, and we wanted to share this song of happier times, hoping for a recovery to all areas ravaged by storms as soon as possible. It will be a long haul for so many people. This recording features Mark on saxophone, Ray Ohls on piano, Bob Matthews on bass and Charles Gaines on drums. What a band!

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