Ramsey Lewis: The Pop Chart’s Favorite Jazz Pianist—His Affinity for Gospel and Blues Tunes Melded Seamlessly

From an obit on npr.org by Gene Seymour headlined “Ramsey Lewis, the pop chart’s favorite jazz pianist, dies at 87”:

Ramsey Lewis, a pianist who sustained connections between jazz and popular music at a time when those bonds often seemed fragile and imperiled, died in Chicago, his hometown.