Big Bands & Swing
Category: Concerts and Performing Arts
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New York-born drummer Mel Lewis modernizes the big band sound with The Jazz Orchestra, the group he formed with trumpeter and composer Thad Jones. Known for infusing swing with be-bop in his drumming style, Lewis leads the orchestra in this 1982 concert, performing an assortment of Herbie Hancock and Bob Brookmeyer charts. 60 min. Standard; ... more
Jazz icon Mel Lewis and musical cohorts Joe Lovano, Dick Oatts, Gary Amulyan, and Ralph Lalama showcase their innovative Big Band sounds in this classic concert performance. Selections include "Little Pixie," "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "I Wanna Be Happy," and "Ding Dong Ding." 38 min. Soundtrack: ... more