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Artwork from the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra's 1970 album Consummation.
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December 6, 2011 In the age of rock, big bands offered a suggestion that musical power could still emanate from non-electric sources.
Hank and Elvin Jones.
August 31, 2009 This coming weekend, more than 100 jazz acts will descend upon the Detroit International Jazz Festival. The event will celebrate three brothers from a special Detroit-rooted jazz family: pianist Hank Jones and his two late brothers, drummer Elvin and trumpeter Thad.
The Village Vanguard, 1976.
May 5, 2008 For jazz musicians, playing at the Village Vanguard is a special event. To record there is a rite of passage. How can you not bring your best stuff, knowing who brought theirs before? Here are five notable glimpses into the world's most famous jazz joint.
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