Thad Jones & Mel Lewis

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis


Thad Jones & Mel Lewis : Consummation

Thad Jones (flugelhorn), Snooky Young, Danny Moore, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm (trumpet), Eddie Bert, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper, Cliff Heather (trombone), Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Billy Harper, Eddie Daniels, Richie Kamuca, Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell (sax, clarinet, flute), Roland Hanna (piano, electric piano), David Spinozza (guitar), Richard Davis (bass, electric bass), Mel Lewis (drums)

Recorded in 1970

Blue Note 8346

Pure Pleasure Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Dedication
A2 - It Only Happens Every Time
A3 - Tiptoe
A4 - A Child Is Born
A5 - Us
B1 - Ahunk Ahunk
B2 - Fingers
B3 - Consummation

Recorded in January & May 1970 at A&M Studio in New York City.

Of the many albums recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, this was the greatest. This set introduced Jones' best-known composition, "A Child Is Born," and also has a colourful rendition of his sly "Tiptoe," and finds the big band ripping the roof off during the lengthy and very exciting "Fingers." 

The all-star cast (which includes flugelhornist Thad Jones, drummer Mel Lewis, trumpeter Marvin Stamm, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, tenor great Billy Harper, the reeds of Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion and Eddie Daniels, keyboardist Roland Hanna, and bassist Richard Davis, among others) is well served by Thad Jones' inventive and swinging arrangements. A classic.

This Pure Pleasure LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.