Central Park North (album)

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Central Park North
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Studio album by Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Released 1969
Recorded 1969 June 17, 18, A&R Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:28
Label Solid State
Producer Sonny Lester
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra chronology
Monday Night
Central Park North
Basle, 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Central Park North is a 1969 big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Solid State Records label. The album was nominated for a 1969 Grammy award in the "Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Large Group..." category.[2] All tracks are also included on Mosaic's limited edition boxed set, The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Track listing[edit]

All songs arranged by Thad Jones. All songs composed by Thad Jones except where indicated.

LP side A:

  1. "Tow Away Zone" – 4:25
  2. "Quietude" – 4:03
  3. "Jive Samba" (N. Adderley) – 8:50

LP side B:

  1. "The Groove Merchant" (Richardson) – 5:04
  2. "Big Dipper" – 5:52
  3. "Central Park North" – 9:14


References and external Links[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ LA Times awards database, link. Accessed 2008 April 28.