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Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra – Presenting Thad Jones-Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (1966/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra – Presenting Thad Jones-Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (1966/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 45:02 minutes | 889 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Presenting Thad Jones/Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra is a 1966 big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Solid State Records label. It is the debut release by the orchestra (although an earlier live session recording would eventually be released as Opening Night). All tracks are also included on Mosaic’s limited edition boxed set, The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

The track titled “Three in One” is incorrectly labeled on the album cover. The correct title of the piece is “Three and One.” The piece was originally written by Jones for a 1958 small group session titled “Keepin’ Up With The Joneses” with Thad, his two siblings (Hank on piano and Elvin on drums), and bass player Eddie Jones (no relation). The title refers to the three Jones siblings plus one other Jones who is unrelated. The correct title is on the original parts as well as the later published version by Kendor.

01. Once Around
02. Willow Weep For Me
03. Balanced Scales = Justice
04. Three In One
05. Mean What You Say
06. Don’t Ever Leave Me
07. ABC Blues

Thad Jones – flugelhorn
Mel Lewis – drums
Hank Jones – piano
Richard Davis – double bass
Jerome Richardson – saxophone
Jerry Dodgion – saxophone
Joe Farrell – saxophone
Eddie Daniels – saxophone
Pepper Adams – saxophone
Richard Williams – trumpet
Danny Stiles – trumpet
Bill Berry – trumpet
Jimmy Nottingham – trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer – trombone
Jack Rains – trombone
Tom McIntosh – trombone
Cliff Heather – trombone


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