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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Trumpeter Williams follows the succession of sax solos with a bristling solo of his own. The full compliment of horns enters the fray to bring this Newport opener jobes an exciting, flag-waving conclusion in the best Basie fashion.
This new advanced level dippet 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 at the Village Vanguard in New York City.
The Shop Theme by Organic Themes. Trumpeter Williams turns in a stirring solo on this well known number given a new suit of clothes by Brookmeyer’s clever reharmonizations and swirling, contrapuntal voicings in the horn section. With such formidable soloists as valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, tenor saxophonist Joe Farrell, trumpeter Richard Williams, baritone sax ace Pepper Adams and Thad’s older brother Hank Jones on piano, the Thad-Mel big band juggernaut made a huge impact in its first Newport Jazz Festival appearance later that summer.
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.
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra – Big Dipper
Product Search Search for: Jones’ dynamic arrangement for the horns proceeds for another minute before Farrell launches into an inspired, fire-breathing tenor solo at the four-minute mark. Get emails about new releases dippper special discounts! Trumpeter Williams is prominently featured on this bluesy midtempo swinger. Older brother Hank contributes another tasty piano solo before giving way for the individual horn soloists. Farrell and Adams, in particular, burn white-hot here in stretching out on this exhilarating uptempo romp.
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You must be logged in to post nones comment. Share Tweet Submit Pin. Joining this jauntily swinging piano trio on muted trumpet is Richard Williams, and the quartet hits a nice groove before the full ensemble comes in at the three-minute mark.
Next up is a fresh take on the gorgeous standard “Willow Weep for Me,” featuring some adventurous arranging by Bob Brookmeyer, who also contributes a remarkably facile trombone solo.
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Jones and Lewis co-led the big band throughwhen Jones suddenly relocated to Copenhagen and formed his own band, Eclipse. 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 decade tradition which began with that initial appearance back injust a few months before this Newport Jazz Festival performance.
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.
Cart No products in the cart. 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.
This extended bar blues still maintain that swinging Basie mindset in a straight-ahead blues style.
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