He passed yesterday. He was my intro to jazz. I caught him on one of those afternoon talks shows in the early 1960s and went wow, what is this, as he and his trio swung through some numbers. This was before he scored his first major hit, The In Crowd. I have a few of his albums and love his "Ramsey Lewis Trio Sound Of Christmas" which swings like crazy and doesn't need to be saved for Christmas time listening. Check him out if you haven't.