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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Albums

SS 18048, SS-18048 Monday Night — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra* Monday Night (Album) Solid State Records (2), Solid State Records (2) SS 18048, SS-18048 US 1969 Sell This Version
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SS 18058 Central Park North — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra* Central Park North (Album) Solid State Records (2) SS 18058 US 1969 Sell This Version
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GP-3084 Rhoda Scott A New-York — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra* With Rhoda Scott Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra* With Rhoda Scott - Rhoda Scott A New-York (Album) Barclay GP-3084 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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Z-SXL 0637 Jazz w Operze Leśnej — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones · Mel Lewis Orchestra* Jazz w Operze Leśnej Poljazz Z-SXL 0637 Poland 1978 Sell This Version
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Z-SX 0697, ZSX 697 One More Time! — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra* One More Time!(LP) PolJazz, PolJazz Z-SX 0697, ZSX 697 Poland 1978 Sell This Version
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IC 1082 It Only Happens Every Time — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Monica Zetterlund, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* Monica Zetterlund, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* - It Only Happens Every Time (Album) EMI IC 1082 US 1978 Sell This Version
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MC 9005 Joe Williams — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Joe Williams, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Joe Williams, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - Joe Williams (Comp, Album) Lester Recording Catalog MC 9005 US 1990 Sell This Version
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CDC 9013 Village Vanguard Live Sessions 3 — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* Village Vanguard Live Sessions 3 (Comp) Lester Recording Catalog CDC 9013 US 1990 Sell This Version
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2048 Body And Soul — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* Body And Soul(CD) West Wind 2048 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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2044 The Orchestra — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band* The Orchestra(CD, RE) West Wind 2044 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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RJD 511 Paris 1969 - Vol. 1 — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Paris 1969 - Vol. 1(CD) Royal Jazz RJD 511 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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WW 2402 A Touch Of Class — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra A Touch Of Class(CD) West Wind WW 2402 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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CDP 0777 7 81200 2 5 Fine Brown Frame — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra 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
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CDP 7243 8 30454 2 6 Presenting Joe Williams And Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra 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 CDP 7243 8 30454 2 6 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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TCB 02042 Basle, 1969 — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra* Basle, 1969(CD) TCB Records (2) TCB 02042 Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
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COCY-80752 Live In Tokyo  — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones - Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra* Live In Tokyo (CD, Album, RE, RM) Denon COCY-80752 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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74321519392 Opening Night — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones • Mel Lewis Big Band* Opening Night(CD) BMG 74321519392 US 1997 Sell This Version
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IC 1082 It Only Happens Every Time — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Monica Zetterlund, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* Monica Zetterlund, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* - It Only Happens Every Time(CD, Album, RE) Inner City Records IC 1082 US 2010 Sell This Version
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HCD-2023 All My Yesterdays — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra All My Yesterdays (Album) Resonance Records HCD-2023 US 2016 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

SD 2508 Night Time Is The Right Time (To Be With The One You Love) — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra 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) SD 2508 US 1966 Sell This Version
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SBN 1962 Ahunk Ahunk — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Ahunk Ahunk Blue Note SBN 1962 US 1970 Sell This Version
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45 1962 S Us — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Us(7") Blue Note 45 1962 S US 1970 Sell This Version
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SD 2506 Hawaii / Sophisticated Lady — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones Mel Lewis Orch.* Hawaii / Sophisticated Lady (Single) Solid State Records (2) SD 2506 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

WW 2407 Body And Soul — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra The Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Orchestra* Body And Soul(2xCD, Comp) West Wind WW 2407 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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MD5-151 The Complete Solid State Recordings Of The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra — Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra* The Complete Solid State Recordings Of The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Mosaic Records (2) MD5-151 US 1994 Sell This Version