This new advanced level edition is taken directly from the original ink parts that were on the stands at the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (now the. It was near the end of that trumpeter-composer-arranger Thad Jones, a member of the musical Jones family out of Detroit and a longtime. Song information for Big Dipper – Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra on AllMusic.
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Cart No products in the cart. Farrell and Adams, in particular, burn white-hot here in stretching out on this exhilarating uptempo romp.
Its basic foundations are a relaxed but powerful rhythm section with a driving ride cymbal beat and crisp hi-hat, underpinning saxes and brass that are tight, and always on the back of the beat. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Shop Theme by Organic Themes. Hank Jones kicks off this Newport set in tasty fashion with an extended piano intro on the band’s opener, “The Second Race,” accompanied only by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Lewis.
Product Search Search for: Jones and Lewis co-led the big band throughwhen Jones suddenly relocated to Copenhagen and formed his own band, Eclipse. Older brother Hank contributes another tasty piano solo before giving way for the individual horn soloists. Get emails about new releases and special discounts! Tags mel lewis thad jones thad jones-mel lewis orchestra live performance newport jazz festival newport, ri concert vault paste magazine.
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Share Tweet Submit Pin. There are no reviews yet, would you like to submit yours? Tagged as Marina Recommendation. Joining this jauntily swinging piano trio on muted trumpet is Richard Williams, and the quartet hits a nice groove before the full ensemble thaad in at the three-minute mark. Jones’ dynamic arrangement for the horns proceeds for another minute before Farrell launches into an inspired, fire-breathing tenor solo at jines four-minute mark.
Learn how your comment data is processed. The frontline of Farrell, alto saxophonist Jerry Dodgion, tenor saxophonist Eddie Daniels and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams is featured on some tightly woven harmony and unison lines, a la Woody Herman’s Four Brothers from his Thundering Herd, on Jones’ invigorating big band swinger “Little Pixie,” which is fueled by Lewis’ energetic drumming.
Following a brief bit of humorous between-songs instrumental banter between unidentified saxophonist and trumpeter, the band launches into “Big Dipper,” another Jones original premiered on Opening Night. You must be logged in to post a comment.
This extended bar blues still maintain that swinging Basie mindset in a straight-ahead blues style. Trumpeter Williams is prominently featured on this bluesy midtempo swinger. Reviews There are no reviews yet, would you like to submit yours? It continued as the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra up until the drummer’s death in and since then the Thad Jones book has been performed every Monday night at the Village Vanguard by the resident Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, continuing a five uones tradition which began with that initial appearance back injust a few months before this Newport Jazz Festival performance.
Trumpeter Williams follows the succession of sax solos with a bristling solo of his thda. Trumpeter Williams turns in a stirring solo on this well known number given a new suit of clothes by Brookmeyer’s vig reharmonizations and swirling, contrapuntal voicings in the horn section. Description Additional Information Reviews 0 This new advanced level edition is taken directly from the original ink parts that were on the stands at the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra now the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra debut performance in February and continues to be played by the group Monday nights biv the Village Vanguard in New York City.
Next up is a fresh take on the gorgeous standard “Willow Weep for Dippe featuring some adventurous arranging by Bob Brookmeyer, who also contributes a remarkably facile trombone solo.