Lewis Porter

solo piano (Next to Silence)

Lewis Porter is a jazz pianist, composer (of everything from leadsheets to works for orchestra and soloists), an author, a Professor of Music at Rutgers University in Newark since 1986, and founder and director of the Master’s Program in Jazz History and Research there since Fall 1997. He is a frequent guest on radio (NPR, WNYC, WBGO, etc.), often quoted in print (NY Times, Star Ledger, etc.) and occasionally appears on TV and film (BET, BBC). He was Jazz Talk moderator for 2006-9 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he organized and led four panels a year. He made numerous media appearances in 2005 about his role in researching and releasing the Monk/Coltrane Carnegie Hall recording.

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Lewis Porter, Piano

Track Listing

  1. what is this thing called love
  2. Ragtime dream
  3. I loves you, Porgy
  4. Blues for Sunset
  5. Birth Place
  6. Through the Clouds
  7. Mixolydia
  8. Body and Soul
  9. For Eddie Harris
  10. Central Park West

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