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Mel Lewis archive

Artwork from the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra's 1970 album Consummation.

Read That '70s Swing: Big Bands And Bell Bottoms WFIU

December 6, 2011 – In the age of rock, big bands offered musical power from non-electric sources. Hear five examples. WFIU

The Village Vanguard, 1976.

Read Peak Performances from the Village Vanguard WBGO

May 5, 2008 – Hear five notable glimpses into the world's most famous jazz joint. WBGO

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