Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra: for Thad’s 90th Birthday
This is a very cool television video of The Groove Merchant by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra during an infamous 1969 European tour with Kenny Burrell, Jimmy McGriff and a few others. The tour was being recorded for what became the Jazz Wave double album on Blue Note. The money and terms were somewhat funny and Joe Henderson played every one of his solos on the tour off mic.
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Charles Tolliver Big Band in Concert
This is the amazing Charles Tolliver big band, with Tolliver’s trumpet up front, performing his composition “Ruthie’s Heart” at the 2004 Pori Festival in Finland.View Video