A Touch of Class (album)

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A Touch of Class
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Live album by Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Released 1978
Recorded 1978 October 26, Warsaw, Poland
Genre Jazz
Label West Wind Records
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra chronology
Body and Soul (Live in Berlin)
(1978)
A Touch of Class
(1978)
Initial (Poland domestic) release
Poljazz LP ZSX 697
Poljazz LP ZSX 697

A Touch of Class is a big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in Warsaw, Poland in November 1978. The first three tracks, together with a 14-minute version of "Fingers," were previously released in Poland on a Poljazz LP[1] and all tracks were also included on the 2007 compilation album, Thad Jones Mel Lewis Orchestra In Europe and on the 2009 compilation CD, The Complete Poland Concerts 1976 & 1978.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Quietude" (Jones) – 7:26
  2. "Samba Con Get Chu" (Brookmeyer) – 13:35
  3. "Cecilia Is Love" (Foster) – 7:06
  4. "I Love You" (Porter) – 5:57
  5. "And I Love You So" (Don McLean) – 7:33
  6. "That's Freedom" (Jones) – 9:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Thad Jones – flugelhorn
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Jim McNeely – piano
  • Jasper Lundgaard – bass
  • Dick Oatts – alto saxophone
  • Steve Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Rich Perry – tenor saxophone
  • Robert Rockwell – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Davis – baritone saxophone
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Simo Salminen – trumpet
  • Irvin Stokes – trumpet
  • Larry Moss – trumpet
  • Doug Purviance – trombone
  • Lolly Bienenfeld – trombone
  • Lu Robertson – trombone
  • John Mosca – trombone

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