The Jazz Show Episode August 2, 2010

Broadcast on 02-Aug-2010

9:00pm - 12:00am

This major Jazz orchestra was the brainchild of one of the leading arrangers and trumpeters in Jazz music: Thad Jones and one of the finest big band drummers: Mel Lewis. It began as a rehearsal band but soon through the efforts of Thad and Mel scored a regular Monday might gig at New York's leading Jazz club, The Village Vanguard. The band soon became an institution and began a series of recordings of which this is it's first live recording. It has become a classic. It was recorded on April 28, 1967. You'll hear stars like Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Bob Brookmeyer, Roland Hanna, Richard Davis, Snooky Young and many more delivering spirited solos and basking in the glory of playing in one of the finest concert Jazz bands in history. After Thad's departure in 1978, Mel Lewis took over exclusive leadership until his passing and to this day it continues every Monday as The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Tonight's Feature is it's incredible beginning and what a beginning it is!

Track Listing:

C.B. Blues
Dave Burns · Presenting Dave Burns
Rhodesian Rhapsody
Miles Davis · Nefertiti/Water Babies
Water Babies
Sweet Pea
Stolen Moments
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis · Trane Whistle
do i move you
nina simone · the blues
Backlash Blues
My Man's Gone Now
Joe Henderson · Live At The Lighthouse
The Little Pixie
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis · Live at The Village
Ah-That's Freedom
Jazz Orchestra · Vanguard
Don't Get Sassy
Willow Tree
Samba Con Getchu