Here’s That Rainy Day

John Lewis and Billy Taylor

Pianists Lewis and Taylor together on a ballad

In 1985, Billy Taylor (1921-2010), a superior pianist and a very articulate spokesman for jazz, hosted a series of half-hour television programs for Bravo called Jazz Counterpoint.

In each episode, Taylor featured a different pianist, interviewing the artist and often playing duets.

John Lewis (1920-2001), the founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet and a veteran of the classic bebop era, is featured with Taylor on a tasteful and swinging version of “Here’s That Rainy Day.”

The complementary styles of Lewis and Taylor fit together perfectly during this memorable performance.

– Scott Yanow

<script async="" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- responsive below text --><ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-6806835162578064" data-ad-slot="3845901003" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></script>