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Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
Formed: 1965
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Disbanded: 1978
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock, R&B
Group Members: Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Cecil Bridgewater
Biography: Near the end of 1965, harmonically advanced trumpeter/cornetist Thad Jones organized a big band with drummer Mel Lewis that from February 1966 onward played Monday nights at the Village Vanguard. During the next decade, the orchestra (although always a part-time affair) became famous and gave Jones an ...Read full biography