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Jones & Lewis In Concert

Jones & Lewis In Concert

It occurred to me around mid-afternoon that it would have been a good idea to use the band’s music as a supplement to the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis-Vanguard Orchestra Monday Recommendation. But, from the treasury of Thad & Mel performances on record and video, what to choose? The staff agreed unanimously; the band’s 1969 performance of Thad’s ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra: All My Yesterdays

Read "All My Yesterdays" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La Resonance Records ha appena pubblicato (in un lussuoso cofanetto di due CD più un libro di 92 pagine), le primissime incisioni della Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, riprese al Village Vanguard il 7 febbraio e il 21 marzo 1966. Sono trascorsi 50 anni dalla nascita della formazione e, agli inizi di febbraio, lo storico ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Mesa, AZ, April 26, 2013

Read "Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Mesa, AZ, April 26, 2013" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th AnniversaryMesa Arts CenterMesa, AZApril 26, 2013Six jazz stars connected to the Monterey Jazz Festival performed a diverse repertoire relating to other musicians associated with its history, with nods to pianist Duke Ellington, singer Billie Holiday and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. The concert included both full sextet ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra: Basle, 1969

Read "Basle, 1969" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It has been 30 years to the month since this concert appearance by the Thad Jones–Mel Lewis Orchestra was recorded in Basle, Switzerland, and I’d guess that some of those who were lucky enough to be in the audience still remember the occasion fondly. Although the (unedited) sound on the CD is uneven at times, with ...


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