Jazz star Ramsey Lewis turns to composing

In this photo taken April 5, 2011, jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis describes his composing methods during an interview at his home in Chicago. His latest work is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, "Proclamation of Hope: A Symphonic Poem by Ramsey Lewis." It airs nationally on PBS stations starting Thursday. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

In this photo taken April 5, 2011, jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis describes his composing methods during an interview at his home in Chicago. His latest work is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, "Proclamation of Hope: A Symphonic Poem by Ramsey Lewis." It airs nationally on PBS stations starting Thursday. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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