The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

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The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
Compilation album by The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Released 1994
Recorded 1966 ~ 1970, New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Mosaic, Blue Note
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Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra is a Mosaic Records limited edition compilation of all previously released songs from the five Solid State Records (later Blue Note) instrumental releases of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. Several unissued and/or alternate takes from the original album recording sessions are also included as well as two songs previously released only as a single.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1

  1. "ABC Blues" [2]
  2. "Kids Are Pretty People"
  3. "Don’t Ever Leave Me" [2]
  4. "Once Around" [2]
  5. "Three And One" [2]
  6. "Balanced Scales = Justice" [2]
  7. "Willow Weep For Me" [2]
  8. "Mean What You Say" [2]
  9. "Sophisticated Lady" [3]
  10. "Willow Tree"
  11. "Hawaii" [3]

CD 2

  1. "The Little Pixie" [4]
  2. "A- That’s Freedom" [4]
  3. "The Second Race"
  4. "Willow Tree" [4]
  5. "Quietude"
  6. "Bachafillen" [4]
  7. "Lover Man"
  8. "Mornin’ Reverend"

CD 3

  1. "Samba Con Getchu" [4]
  2. "Willow Tree"
  3. "Don’t Git Sassy" [4]
  4. "Say It Softly" [5]
  5. "Mornin’ Reverend" [5]
  6. "Kids Are Pretty People" [5]
  7. "The Second Race" [5]

CD 4

  1. "St. Louis Blues" [5]
  2. "The Waltz You Swang For Me" [5]
  3. "Central Park North" [6]
  4. "Jive Samba" [6][7]
  5. "Quietude" [6]
  6. "Big Dipper" [6]
  7. "Tow Away Zone" [6][7]
  8. "The Groove Merchant" [6]

CD 5

  1. "Consummation" [8]
  2. "Dedication" [8]
  3. "Tiptoe" [8]
  4. "It Only Happens Every Time" [8]
  5. "Fingers" [8]
  6. "Us" [8]
  7. "A Child Is Born" [8]
  8. "Ahunk Ahunk" [8]

Personnel[edit]

See personnel listing of original recordings:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Presenting Thad Jones / Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra
  3. ^ a b Single 45-SD-2506
  4. ^ a b c d e f Live at the Village Vanguard
  5. ^ a b c d e f Monday Night
  6. ^ a b c d e f Central Park North
  7. ^ a b Single 45-SD-2533
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Consummation