Mark Lewis Music

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The song of the month free download is “Roll ‘em Joe,” written for the great guitarist from Toronto (Barrie) Ontario, Joe Huron. It’s the last track on Mark’s “New York Session” album. George Cables is on piano, Essiet Essiet on bass and Victor Lewis on drums.

“Roll ‘em Joe” has an African 12/8 beat. When Mark plays this song in a live performance, when he’s closer to home and has more instruments available, he sometimes supplements the group with either his triangle or djembe on this song. Mark developed his deep love and respect for the djembe working with Asad Oberoi, who played djembe in The Mark Lewis International Quintet. The quintet played Mark’s music written in African rhythms and included musicians from India, Holland, Africa and South America. Mark enjoys playing African sounds and used to teach African music at conservatories in Holland, to help teach jazz.

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