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 is prominently featured on this bluesy midtempo swinger. Get emails about new releases and special discounts!
Big Dipper – Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra | Song Info | AllMusic
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Learn how your comment data is processed. Trumpeter Williams follows the succession of sax solos with a bristling solo of his own.
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Product Search Search for: 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. 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.
Trumpeter Williams turns in a stirring solo on this well dupper number given a new suit of clothes by Brookmeyer’s clever reharmonizations and swirling, contrapuntal voicings in the horn section. 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.
Joining this jauntily swinging piano trio on muted trumpet is Richard Williams, and the quartet thaf a nice groove before the full ensemble comes in at the three-minute mark. 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 Dippe Herd, on Jones’ invigorating big band swinger “Little Pixie,” which is fueled by Lewis’ energetic drumming.
Tagged as Marina Recommendation. 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. Tags mel lewis thad jones thad jones-mel lewis orchestra bib performance newport jazz festival newport, ri concert vault paste magazine.
There are no reviews yet, would you like to submit yours? Farrell and Adams, in particular, burn white-hot here in stretching out on this exhilarating uptempo romp.
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.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Reviews There are no reviews yet, would you like to submit yours? This extended bar blues still maintain that swinging Basie mindset in a straight-ahead blues style.
Older brother Hank contributes another tasty piano solo before giving way for the individual horn soloists. 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 dippre to be played by the group Monday nights at the Village Vanguard in New York City.
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 at the Village Vanguard in New York City.