As regal Ramsey Lewis was applying the finishing touches to his stunning solo rendition of "Willow Weep for Me," rain began to pelt the large Snowbird tent. Perhaps it was a reminder to the standing-room-only crowd that Lewis was in complete control.
It was midnight when Lewis and his quintet returned for an encore, but when he told the crowd, "We'll stay here all night," the response was positive. It was during the encore set that Lewis played "The In Crowd," one of his I.D. songs, but e:wq! :wq!