Live at the Village Vanguard (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra album)

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Live at the Village Vanguard
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Live album by Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra
Recorded 1967 April, The Village Vanguard, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 49:26
Label Solid State
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra chronology
Presenting Joe Williams and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis,...
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LRC Ltd CD re-issue
LRC Ltd CD re-issue
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Laserlight CD re-issue
Laserlight CD re-issue
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Live at the Village Vanguard is a 1967 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 1967 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 and seven tracks were also re-issued in the 1990s on CD as Volume 3 of LRC Ltd.'s (and Laserlight's) series Village Vanguard Live Sessions.[3]

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "The Little Pixie" – 10:34
  2. "A- That's Freedom" (H. Jones) – 7:01
  3. "Bachafillen" (Brown) – 7:08

LP side B:

  1. "Don't Git Sassy" – 7:22
  2. "Willow Tree" (Razaf, Waller) – 5:04
  3. "Samba Con Getchu" (Brookmeyer) – 12:17

Bonus tracks added to later Blue Note CD reissue:

  1. "Quietude" – 4:48
  2. "The Second Race" – 9:37
  3. "Lover Man" (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) – 4:53

All songs by Thad Jones except as noted.


References and external Links[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ LA Times awards database, link. Accessed 2008 April 28.
  3. ^ Village Vanguard Live Sessions at Accessed 2012 April 29.