John Lewis : Grand Encounter

John Lewis : Grand Encounter


Grand Encounter : 2° East / 3° West : John Lewis (piano), Bill Perkins (tenor sax), Jim Hall (guitar), Percy Heath (bass), Chico Hamilton (drums)

Recorded in 1956

Pacific Jazz 1217

Pure Pleasure Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Love Me Or Leave Me
A2 - I Can’t Get Started
A3 - Easy Living
B1 - 2 Degrees East – 3 Degrees West
B2 - Skylark
B3 - Almost Like Being In Love

Recorded February 10, 1956 in Los Angeles.

Grand Encounter's subtitle 2° East / 3° West refers to the group mix of East Coast (John Lewis and Percy Heath) and West Coast (Bill Perkins, Jim Hall and Chico Hamiton) musicians.

Allmusic awarded the album 5 stars stating "this classic session is the ultimate in cool jazz"