Live at the Village Vanguard is a 1967 big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Solid State Records label.
The second recording by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra is the equal of the first. Most memorable here are "Little Pixie," Fats Waller's "Willow Tree," and particularly, the spirited "Don't Git Sassy.
The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra was little more than a year old when this album was recorded live at the Village Vanguard, which was the band's Monday night home for every week of its existence. Jones almost single-handedly brought the big band into the modern age with this origanization. Swung hard by Mel Lewis's drums, the band sailed through the complex charges of Jones and Bob Brookmeyer with panache.
Album · 1967 · 9 Songs. Thad Jones And Mel Lewis. 9 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes. Released: 1 Jun 1967. This Compilation ℗ 2005 Blue Note Records. Soloists include Brookmeyer, Jones, Richard Williams, Jerome Richardson and Joe Farrell
Thad Jones – flugelhorn Mel Lewis – drums Roland Hanna – piano Richard Davis – bass Sam Herman – guitar Jerome Richardson – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone, flute Joe Farrell – tenor saxophone, flute Eddie Daniels – tenor saxophone, clarinet Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone, clarinet Richard Williams – trumpet Bill Berry – trumpet Snooky Young – trumpet Marvin Stamm – trumpet Jimmy Nottingham – trumpet Bob Brookmeyer – trombone Garnett Brown . Recorded live on April 28th, 1967 at the Village Vanguard, New York City, NY. Thanks to snobb for the updates. No release results found : showing artist results instead.