On the album notes for Ed “Tiger” Lewis’ Memorial CD, on CD Baby, it says that people sometimes mixed up the two Ed Lewis jazz players. One time Tiger actually received a pay check that the other Ed Lewis earned.
So it’s no surprise that people are still mixing them up today. There is a blog post a The Crown Propeller that shows Ed “Tiger” Lewis performing with his own group at the West End in 1980. The problem is that Ed “Tiger” Lewis, according to the page on CD Baby, wasn’t playing during that time. He was working as a limo driver.
I’m not a historian and I have no intention of challenging anyone’s statements when I don’t know myself. I am simply pointing out how easy it is to get people mixed up.
In fact, there is yet another Eddie Lewis who composed a piece that has been used by figure skaters and people often think that was me. I know that, when you do a search online for Eddie Lewis trumpet players, with or without the nickname Tiger, most of the results lead to me. So it’s to be expected.