Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra

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The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra is co-leaded by the trumpeter Thad Jones and the drummer Mel Lewis
If only the leaders are mentioned at the front cover, please make sure to credit the orchestra at the credit section.
The orchestra came into existence as a rehearsal band around 1965.The first public appearance was at the Village Vanguard jazzclub NYC in 1967 where the legendary Monday Night Concert series started. The band performed ca 12 years in the original incarnation and had world wide tours with several stays at Domicile, Munich, in the '70ies, recorded by Radio Bavaria. In 1978 Thad moved to Copenhagen (Denmark). The band was continued by the remaining leader Mel Lewis, then as The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. After the death of Mel Lewis in 1990 the orchestra was continued under the name The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Trombonist John Mosca is responsible for the band at the moment. The Monday Night sessions at the Village Vanguard are continued
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Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Discography Tracks

Albums

Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Monday Night album art Thad Jones Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra* Monday Night (Album) Solid State Records (2), Solid State Records (2) US 1969 Sell This Version
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Central Park North album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra* Central Park North (Album) Solid State Records (2) US 1969 Sell This Version
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Rhoda Scott A New-York album art Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra* With Rhoda Scott Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra* With Rhoda Scott - Rhoda Scott A New-York (Album) Barclay Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Live At Jazz Jantar album art Thad Jones · Mel Lewis Orchestra* Live At Jazz Jantar Poljazz, Poljazz Poland 1978 Sell This Version
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - It Only Happens Every Time album art Monica Zetterlund, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* Monica Zetterlund, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* - It Only Happens Every Time (Album) EMI US 1978 Sell This Version
ZSX 697, Z-SX-697 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - 2 album art Thad Jones & Mel Lewis* 2(LP, Club, RE) Poljazz, Poljazz ZSX 697, Z-SX-697 Poland 1987 Sell This Version
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Paris 1969 - Vol. 1 album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Paris 1969 - Vol. 1 Royal Jazz France 1990 Sell This Version
2048 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Body And Soul album art The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* Body And Soul(CD) West Wind 2048 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
2044 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - The Orchestra album art The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* The Orchestra(CD, RE) West Wind 2044 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
WW 2402 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - A Touch Of Class album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra A Touch Of Class(CD) West Wind WW 2402 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CDP 0777 7 81200 2 5 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Fine Brown Frame album art Ruth Brown With The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra* Ruth Brown With The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra* - Fine Brown Frame(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Jazz CDP 0777 7 81200 2 5 US 1993 Sell This Version
WW 2407 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Body And Soul Live In Berlin October 1978 album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Body And Soul Live In Berlin October 1978(CD) West Wind WW 2407 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Presenting Joe Williams And Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra album art Joe Williams And Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* Joe Williams And Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* - Presenting Joe Williams And Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (Album) Blue Note Europe 1994 Sell This Version
TCB 02042 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Basle, 1969 album art The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra* Basle, 1969(CD) TCB Records (2) TCB 02042 Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Village Vanguard Live Sessions album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* Village Vanguard Live Sessions (Comp) LaserLight Digital US 1990 Sell This Version
COCY-80752 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Live In Tokyo  album art Thad Jones - Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra* Live In Tokyo (CD, Album) Denon COCY-80752 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
74321519392 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Opening Night album art Thad Jones • Mel Lewis Big Band* Opening Night(CD) BMG 74321519392 US 1997 Sell This Version
24656 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Jazz Collection Orchestra album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Jazz Collection Orchestra(CD) LaserLight 24656 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
17 221 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - The Groove Merchant album art Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra* The Groove Merchant(CD, Album) LaserLight Digital 17 221 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
17222 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - The Second Race album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra The Second Race(CD, Album) LaserLight Digital 17222 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
HCD-2023 Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - All My Yesterdays album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra All My Yesterdays(2xCD, Album, RM) Resonance Records HCD-2023 US 2016 Sell This Version
BJ032CD Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Live album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* Live(CD, Album) Blu Jazz BJ032CD Italy Unknown Sell This Version
823 786-2 ME Rhoda Scott + Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* Rhoda Scott + Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* - Rhoda Scott A New-York(CD, Album, RE) Barclay 823 786-2 ME Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Night Time Is The Right Time (To Be With The One You Love) album art Joe Williams, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orch.* Joe Williams, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orch.* - Night Time Is The Right Time (To Be With The One You Love) (Single) Solid State Records (2) US 1966 Sell This Version
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Ahunk Ahunk album art Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Ahunk Ahunk Blue Note US 1970 Sell This Version

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