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This 1970 release of the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis orchestra is considered the best of all the albums they recorded together. Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis are joined by trumpeter Marvin Stamm, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, saxophonist Billy Harper, the reeds of Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion and Eddie Daniels, keyboardist Roland Hanna, and bassist Richard Davis. This album includes the jazz standard a Child Is Born. Tracks: Dedication, It Only Happens Every Time, Tiptoe, a Child Is Born, Us, Ahunk Ahunk, Fingers, Consummation.

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  • Vinyl (April 17, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pure Pleasure
  • ASIN: B0075MFS9E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642,748 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on August 4, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis big band was the harmonic and natural successor to the Count Basie band. With some of the best players of their era, its members included Joe Farrell, Jerome Richardson, Dee Dee Bridgewater (who often sang because her husband played sax in the band), Pepper Adams, Snooky Young...need I continue? Yes! How about Sir Roland Hanna, one of the great piano player/composers? I consider this album one of the best and most overlooked jazz albums of all time. As a sax player, all I can say is if you like big band jazz or Count Basie, you will love this album. It is a musicians' and audience favorite.
PS-One of the most beautiful jazz ballads ever written and covered by many jazz players is on this album: A Child Is Born.
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have obviously never heard this incredible album! I've listened to a good number of big bands over the years and as of now the one founded by the two-headed monster known as Thad Jones & Mel Lewis remains the most intriging and arguably the finest from ANY era for that matter. Jones honestly doesn't get enough credit for his extremely inventive compositions and arrangements, both of which continue to push the limits of what a big band can truly do when in the hands of a certified master like him. Mel Lewis is also very much underrated in his ability to apply the proper groove to whatever it is the band may be playing at any given moment (not to mention him being funkier than the average jazz drummer back in the day). Many highlights abound on this 1970 landmark release, most notably "Tiptoe", "A Child Is Born", "Fingers", and the title track. It's a shame most jazz music being made today often fails to reach the same inspired level of musicianship and creativity one would find here. So I advise you to add this gem to your collection if you truly have any sense at all. Never know when classic stuff like this will go out-of-print again.
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I've waited a long time to see this finally re-released. I had already went through two vinyl pressings of this masterpiece and was left with only a cassette for every day use. Although much of this has been on other cd compilations, having everything in the original order and in a new re-master is wonderful. This is among the very, very, best big band jazz albums ever made. The arrangements are absolutely first rate, and the performances are incrediblely tight, tasteful, and exciting. Do yourself an enormous favor and BUY THIS!
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A Child is Born is possibly the most beautiful and haunting love ballad in jazz history. I fell in love with it in a University music theory class and am excited to find a good recording of it now. What a catch this is!
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I was fortunate enough to have been able to be in a high school jazz band that had the Thad Jones & Mel Lewis band do clinics with us and play as the featured band at our events. Back then this was regarded as "the killer" big band jazz album. I have worn more than one copy of my LP out and even went to the trouble of trying to mix the LP to my own CD - scratches, pops, clicks and all.

I discovered that this had just been released on CD by Blue Note and purchased it as fast as I could hit the computer keys. Not only are these some of the best musicians to ever grace our earth, but this album is one of the best set of tunes I have ever heard. It's worth twice the price just for the cut "US" and "A Child is Born" The mixing on this CD is flawless with no compression at all. It sounds as fresh today as it did when I was growing up. In fact it sounds like it was recorded yesterday. Malcolm Addey re-mixed this with loving appreciation of this great album. Thank you!

If you appreciate great jazz you just won't find a better album than this. There is no better example of excellent musicianship on the planet.

Thank you Blue Note for releasing this master piece on CD and the outstanding job you did at mixing it from the original tapes.
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I'll just get back here in line and say that if you've gotten this far on the reviews good on ya! You have here the finest, as someone else remarked, big band album EVER! I have heaps of vinyl and cds of every which denomination: Basie, Ellington, Kenton, Herman, Rich, Gibbs, and on and on. These guys were just one giant notch above everyone. And I've seen all of these guys, cause I'm an old jazzbo in his 70's. Seeing the TJ/ML band first at Mission High School Auditorium in 1972 in San Diego was one of my life's thrills. They played to a packed house. Thad introduced his high note monster, Jon Faddis who summarily broke everyone's brains apart with his glissando and most left that night with slack jaws. THIS album and Central Park West form the two best they did. That one has The Groove Merchant on it. All the artists were and are at the Pantheon of jazz musicians. Your hair will fry on Eddie Daniels and Marvin Stamm's solos on Ahunk Ahunk. Better book a chiropractor too...because you'll dislocate your hip on that one too. Super Recommended. Get it while you can! Enjoy Alejandro Down Under
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I recently purchased Consummation together with Sun Ra's The Magic City, and being in the mood for some good big band music, I put on TMC, thinking it was going to be similar to Jazz in Silhouette. Unfortunately, it was not, so knowing that Thad's work with Mel Lewis is "true" big band, I quickly switched out TMC with this CD. Hearing it for the first time, I was disappointed - for about a minute and a half or two minutes - as this CD starts off very slow, with lots of musical "discussions" between a couple of horns that isn't so exciting, and plods along with a groaning bass and dragging rhythm. And then, just as you think you maybe need to go find another big band CD, you sense that horn interplay, with "piano de minimus" and dragging bass start to build, and you keep listening, and it builds some more, and you keep listening, and then, all of a sudden, it just explodes in a torrent of brass instruments announcing they are done fooling around and will heretofore commence jamming. And from there, the CD is everything anybody could ever want in a big band, swing band, jazz sound. As a fan of big band, I've heard my share, and I can say with some authority that this is one of the best. The musicianship of Thad, Mel, and the assembled orchestra is first rate, and Thad's compositions, both the songs themselves and the complex orchestral arrangements used to execute them, are easily among the best you will hear anywhere.Read more ›
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