Plays Thad Jones

Plays Thad Jones

by Danish Radio Big Band
     
 
Thad Jones blossomed as a writer during the 1960s and 1970s and was rightly praised as one of the best in the business. After leaving the big band he co-founded with Mel Lewis, he worked with the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra (also known as the Danish Radio Band) after moving to Europe

Overview

Thad Jones blossomed as a writer during the 1960s and 1970s and was rightly praised as one of the best in the business. After leaving the big band he co-founded with Mel Lewis, he worked with the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra (also known as the Danish Radio Band) after moving to Europe in the 1970s, so it isn't surprising that the band recorded a tribute to him, recording nine of his compositions. They skip most of his better-known compositions but offer lively treatments of his charts. The brisk blues "Backbone" features a trio of trombone soloists. "The Biddle-De-Bop-Samba" showcases flugelhornist Henrik Bolberg Pedersen and alto saxophonist Jan Zum Vohrde to good effect. Their updated version of Marian McPartland's "Ambiance" (retaining sideman Jerry Dodgion's score for the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra) opens with a stunning solo by pianist Nikolaj Bentzon and also features Zum Vohrde's haunting flute. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/1997
Label:
Marco Polo
UPC:
0730099942423
catalogNumber:
9424

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danish Radio Big Band   Primary Artist
Kjeld Ipsen   Trombone
Vincent Nilsson   Trombone
Bob Rockwell   Tenor Saxophone
Axel Windfel   Tuba
Jan Zum Vohrde   Multi Instruments
Thomas Ovesen   Bass
Jonas Johansen   Drums
Uffe Markussen   Tenor Saxophone
Henrik Bolberg Pedersen   Cornet,Flugelhorn
Steen Hansen   Trombone
Michael Hove   Alto Saxophone
Nikolaj Bentzon   Piano

Technical Credits

Thad Jones   Arranger
Ole Mathisen   Producer
Vincent Nilsson   Arranger
Lars Palsig   Engineer
Peter H. Larsen   Liner Notes,Executive Producer

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