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  1. VIDEO / DVD: Steven Allen and Oliver NelsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | All About Jazz

    ... arrangers conducting supersized orchestras. On Monday, I told you about Jimmy Smith's Portuguese Eyes (with Thad Jones) and yesterday I showcased Billy Taylor's Right Here, Right Now! (with Oliver Nelson). Today, let's look at two albums that Oliver ...


  2. VIDEO / DVD: Jimmy Smith: Portuguese SoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | All About Jazz

    ... thing going on in the design. Those who do know the album are often surprised to learn that it was arranged by Thad Jones, who conducted a large orchestra that sadly remains uncredited. As Smith writes in the album's liner notes, 'It all started at ...


  3. Split personality: Jazz vocalist Dee Dee BridgewaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    ... Its focus is on Bridgewater's long career as a jazz singer and recording artist, ranging over her days with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in the 1970s and continuing through her explorations of the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and ...


  4. Billy Cobham on the Third Annual Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat:...Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2018 | Something Else! Reviews

    ... ritical analysis and the general musical concepts of working professional musicians like Jimmy Owens, Ed Thigpen, Thad Jones, Grady Tate, Hubert Laws, Tom McIntosh, Roland Hannah, Billy Taylor and others. These meetings went a very long way in


  5. DW Jazz OrchestraRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | The Local Tourist

    The DW Jazz Orchestra is a new 17-piece big band led by saxophonist/conductor Louis Danowsky and trumpeter Sam Wolsk, two twenty-year-old jazz students at Northwestern University. Inspired by the bands of Count Basie, Thad Jones, Quincy Jones, and Christian McBride among others, the band formed as an outlet for the duo's compositions and arrangements.


  6. UC Davis jazz ensembles to perform classics and new worksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Davis Enterprise

    ... written around 2003, and "Groove Merchant" by Jerome Richardson, written in the late 1960s and arranged by Thad Jones. The UCD Blue Big Band's program includes: "This Here" by Bobby Timmons, written around 1960 and arranged by Manricks; "Fun-Key ...


  7. Bill Lowe melds music, literature as he preps his quintet for Dot Jazz Series gigRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

    ... about half a century during which he worked with countless masters of the genre like Dizzie Gillespie and Thad Jones, he has also spent the years teaching as an English professor. At the upcoming installment of the Dot Jazz Series hosted by ...


  8. Recently on Heliocentric WorldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    ... funk, classic rock, prog rock, experimental and more. The most-watched videos added to the site last month were: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra - "Don't Get Sassy" Carmen McRae - "I'm Glad There Is You" Bootsy Collins & The New Rubber Band - Live in ...


  9. Music Reviews: Jazz Albums from Takaaki, Jane Ira Bloom, Roy McGrathRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... dimension, and Schonig matches her measure for measure. The three are just as convincing in romantic balladry (Thad Jones's "To You") as in energetic 5/4-time bebop ("Mars") and a caffeinated jazz waltz (Hoffer's "Rush Hour"). I'm glad this disc ...


  10. RECORDING: Thad Jones: ConsummationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | All About Jazz

    ... especially busy day from a writing perspective. To clear my head and stay focused, I put on Consummation by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. I have no idea why I reached for it. I haven't heard the album in years. I bought the record when it ...


  11. RECORDING: Jim McNeely: Barefoot DancesRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2018 | All About Jazz

    ... and conducted in 2014 with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. The album was only recently released. A veteran of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and its successor, Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra, McNeely was mentored by Bob Brookmeyer, who also ...


  12. Find out what's on this week in music, theatre, dance and filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | Watford Observer

    A sextet formed by students of Jazz School UK, who will play an eclectic selection of pieces by John Coltrane, Jimmy Heath, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Thelonius Monk, Jerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson, Horace Silver and many more. This band was Colin Kingwell's Jazz Bandits until his retirement last year.


  13. Michael Feinberg: Whatever Possessed MeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | All About Jazz

    ... propels the listener on a bright neon journey. The music eventually winds down to a dreamy atmosphere. On the Thad Jones tune, "Lycra Too," Preminger multi-tracks two amazing sax lines. The primary piece is mellow blues, but Preminger experiments ...


  14. VIDEO / DVD: Danish Radio Big Band BoxRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2018 | All About Jazz

    ... albums. Here's how the box's six CDs stack up... The recordings include guest turns by Stan Kenton, Ben Webster, Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, singer Georgie Fame, Bob Brookmeyer, Art Farmer, Eliane Elias, Phil Woods, Martial Solal, Michel Camilo and ...


  15. Like the Sun a-GlitteringRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | The Session

    The Jones Boys is a studio supergroup of jazz musicians whose only connection is their last name. The group consisted of Thad Jones, Reunald Jones, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jones, Jo Jones, and Eddie Jones.


  16. BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Thad JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | All About Jazz

    ... a musical family of ten (an older brother was pianist Hank Jones and a younger brother was drummer Elvin Jones). Thad Jones was a self taught musician, performing professionally by the age of sixteen. He served in U.S. Army bands during World War II ...


  17. Bob Brookmeyer Celebration at New England ConservatoryRead the original story

    Mar 28, 2018 | All About Jazz

    ... was done as a trombone player in quartets or quintets. In 1965, he began a long association with the adventurous Thad Jones Mel Lewis Big Band, which performed weekly at the Village Vanguard. Then, in the early 1980's, he moved to Europe and became ...


  18. 20 Vancouver concerts this weekend, March 9 to 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Georgia Straight

    ... Mayhem, REID, Tempest, and Kimmortal. SATURDAY : the 17-piece Urbana Big Band plays classics from Count Basie, Thad Jones, and Louis Armstrong at Cottage Bistro. SATURDAY : harpist Rebecca Blair, flutist and singer Michelle Carlisle, and fiddler ...


  19. NEC alums celebrate jazz great Bob Brookmeyer, their tough-love mentorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 |

    ... player and arranger. In a long career that began in the 1940s, he played alongside Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, and many others, and he arranged for Ray Charles. Landrus is one of several notable NEC alums, including the ...


  20. Truro big band to make debut performance SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | Truro Daily News

    ... Roadside Willie's, bringing with them a mix of jazz and swing-infused music inspired by jazz performers such as Thad Jones and Charles Mingus. "The sound that you get when you have 21 people all playing together in this setting is an experience you ...