People who know me well will know that more than any individual musician Ramsey Lewis lay down the soundtrack of my growing up years. I owe a lot of my sense of music to Ramsey. He had a special blend of subtlety and confidence, exuberance and sophsitication, which I really appreciated and which spurred me on to learn to play keys.
Ramsey recorded over 80 albums and received 5 Gold Discs and 3 Grammy Awards in his career. For a while he was band leader and mentor to Maurice White, the inspirational amd talented creator of Earth Wind and Fire. Thank you Ramsey for being part of my musical family. RIP Ramsey Lewis!! Bravo!! You’re a legend and you will be missed. Vale XXX