Central Park North

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
One doesn't automatically think of big bands when remembering late-'60s jazz, though big bands like the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra continued to make stimulating recordings. Central Park North, recorded and released in 1969, testifies that one could be a big band and progressive at the same time. Fl├╝gelhornist Jones and percussionist Lewis are joined by a large cast of players, including tenor Joe Farrell, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and pianist Roland Hanna. The music runs the gauntlet from funky soul-jazz to more gentle traditional work, sometimes within the same piece. Jones' "Tow Away Zone" begins like a rather typical late-'60s composition horns and organ with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
One doesn't automatically think of big bands when remembering late-'60s jazz, though big bands like the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra continued to make stimulating recordings. Central Park North, recorded and released in 1969, testifies that one could be a big band and progressive at the same time. Fl├╝gelhornist Jones and percussionist Lewis are joined by a large cast of players, including tenor Joe Farrell, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and pianist Roland Hanna. The music runs the gauntlet from funky soul-jazz to more gentle traditional work, sometimes within the same piece. Jones' "Tow Away Zone" begins like a rather typical late-'60s composition horns and organ with a soulful groove, but as the individual players cut loose with excellent solo work -- built within a multi-layered arrangement -- the piece takes on a character of its own. "Quietude" moves in the opposite direction, living up to its title by keeping things low-key, while "Jazz Samba" is a nine-minute romp with some great piccolo work. The swinging "Big Dipper" and ambitious title cut bring Central Park North to a satisfying close. The album, at 37 minutes, will seem a bit short by post-millennium standards, but the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra makes every minute count. The 2004 reissue will be a welcomed by fans of adventurous big band music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2004
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 724357685221
  • Catalog Number: 76852
  • Sales rank: 63,733

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tow Away Zone (4:30)
  2. 2 Quietude (4:06)
  3. 3 Jive Samba (8:54)
  4. 4 The Groove Merchant (5:12)
  5. 5 Big Dipper (5:54)
  6. 6 Central Park North (9:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Primary Artist
Thad Jones Indexed Contributor, Flugelhorn
Eddie Bert Trombone
Richard Davis Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Mel Lewis Drums
Jerome Richardson Clarinet, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Joe Temperley Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Daniels Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Farrell Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Roland Hanna Piano
Cliff Heather Bass Trombone
Sam Herman Guitar
Daniel Moore Trumpet
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Benny Powell Trombone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Sam Leigh Brown Guitar
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
Technical Credits
Nat Adderley Composer
Thad Jones Arranger, Composer
Jerome Richardson Composer
Malcolm Addey Remixing
Edwin Beach Liner Notes
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Don Hahn Engineer
Sonny Lester Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Patrick Roques Reissue Design
Frank Gauna Art Direction
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