Jazz Casual – Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and Woody Herman and His Swinging Herd

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Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual (Jones/Lewis & Herman)
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Studio album by Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd
Recorded 1963 (Herman) and 1968 April 22 (Jones / Lewis), KQED TV, San Francisco
Genre Jazz
Length 58:01
Producer Ralph Gleason
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard
(1967) Live at the Village Vanguard1967
Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual...
(1968) Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual...1968
The Big Band Sound... Featuring Miss Ruth Brown
(1968) The Big Band Sound... Featuring Miss Ruth Brown1968
Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual (Jones/Lewis & Herman)
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Video by Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd
Recorded 1963 (Herman) and 1968 April 22 (Jones / Lewis), KQED TV, San Francisco
Genre Jazz
Length 58:01
Label Idem
Producer Ralph Gleason
Alternate compilation / release
same Jones/Lewis Band material combined with a Dave Brubeck and an MJQ performance
same Jones/Lewis Band material combined with a Dave Brubeck and an MJQ performance
Alternate compilation / release
same Woody Herman Band material combined with additional Herman Band performances
same Woody Herman Band material combined with additional Herman Band performances

Jazz Casual - The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd consists of a recording of a Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd appearance from 1963 and a Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra appearance from 1968 that were combined and released as a single DVD video and also as an audio CD. Jazz Casual was a KQED-produced television show of studio performances by major jazz musicians. The same material has also been released in different packages (e.g. a DVD of the Jones/Lewis Orchestra tracks combined with the 1961 appearance of the Dave Brubeck Quartet and the 1962 Modern Jazz Quartet appearance and another DVD including all 3 Woody Herman appearances from 1963 and 1964 which were both also part of an 8 DVD complete set of all 28 Jazz Casual TV episodes.)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just Blues" – 4:41
  2. Thad Jones, Introductions – 0:36
  3. "St.Louis Blues" – 12:18
  4. Interview With Thad, Mel, Section Leader – 4:07
  5. "Kids Are Pretty People" – 5:39
  6. "Don't Get Sassy" – 1:05
  7. "Molasses" – 6:30
  8. Interview – 4:43
  9. "El Toro Grande" – 4:52
  10. Woody Speaks – 0:21
  11. "Lonesome Old Town" – 3:42
  12. Woody Speaks – 0:22
  13. "That's Where It Is" – 4:06
  14. "Cousins" – 4:18

Tracks 1-6: Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Tracks 7-14: Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd

Personnel[edit]

Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra:

Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd:

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