Lem Winchester

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Vibraphonist Lem Winchester's final recording was made just three months before his accidental death, which occurred when he was demonstrating a gun trick. Although originally recorded for the Prestige subsidiary Moodsville (a series that emphasized slow, melodic ballads), there is a fair amount of variety on Winchester's last effort. Joined by pianist Richard Wyands, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Roy Haynes, Winchester mixes medium-tempo performances with slower numbers and shows that his style was growing away from his original Milt Jackson influence. Among the better selections are "With a Song In My Heart," "Skylark" and "My Romance."

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