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Lewis, John (Aaron)

(1920–  ) jazz musician; born in La Grange, Ill. As a pianist and arranger, he was employed by numerous bandleaders between 1945–51, including Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Illinois Jacquet, and Lester Young. In 1952 he recorded with vibraphonist Milt Jackson and other members of the original Gillespie band's rhythm section. By 1954 this group had coalesced as the Modern Jazz Quartet, with Lewis serving as its musical director and arranger, and Jackson as its principal soloist. Lewis also composed for movie soundtracks and ballet, and was a proponent of the fusion of jazz and classical elements known as "third-stream."
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Also joining the charity challenge were eight other John Lewis stores including Aberdeen, Welwyn Garden City, Edinburgh, Swindon and Newcastle.
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Gazeley handed the building over to John Lewis on 28 th February and the building is currently being fitted out.
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Adam Taylor, manager of the John Lewis Insurance website, said: "The animations are elegant and polished, allowing us to explain our product features in a really compelling way while demonstrating our brand values.
The new arrangement will guarantee that thousands of tonnes of plastic waste from Waitrose and John Lewis shops are recycled into useable products by Centriforce, a UK independent plastics recycler.
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