Thad Jones And Mel Lewis

Thad Jones And Mel Lewis

Thad Jones And Mel Lewis

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Top Songs

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Don't Git Sassy [Live / Remix]
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Living for the City
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For the Love of Money
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Yours and Mine
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Ambiance

Albums

  • Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra

    Jun 2008 • 7 songs

  • Live On Tour Switzerland

    Jan 2006 • 8 songs

  • Live At The Village Vanguard

    Jan 2005 • 9 songs

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Thad Jones And Mel Lewis

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A harmonically advanced trumpeter/cornetist with a distinctive sound, as well as a talented arranger/composer, Thad Jones (the younger brother of Hank and older brother of Elvin) had a very productive career. Self-taught on trumpet, he started playing professionally with Hank Jones and Sonny Stitt when he was 16. After serving in the military (1943-1946), Jones worked in territory bands in the Midwest. During 1950-1953 he performed regularly with Billy Mitchell's quintet in Detroit and he made a few recordings with Charles Mingus (1954-1955). Jones became well-known during his...
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