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Thad Jones-Mel Lewis: Consummation

Read "Consummation" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

When it came to progressive big bands during the ‘60s, few ensembles could boast the kind of staying power and muscle of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. With some of the biggest names in the business as part of the ensemble’s regular roster and the uniformly exceptional output of writer Thad Jones, this band was ...


The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra: Consummation

Read "Consummation" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This charming reissue from 1970 makes it even harder to accept the fact that Thad and Mel are no longer with us. Thank goodness we have such glorious music to remember them by. All of the compositions and arrangements are Thad?s, and each one is an unpretentious classic of its kind. The orchestra itself is beyond ...