Saturday, February 25, 2017

Big Jazz Bands Writ Large: Saturday Music Club

Carla Bley/Michael Mantler Orchestra: Escalator Over the Hill

Anthony Braxton Orchestra: Creative Orchestra Music 1976

Gunther Schuller Orchestra: Jazz Abstractions

Thelonious Monk Big Band and Quartet: In Concert (Columbia)

Charles Mingus Quartet and Toshiyuki Miyama's New Herd Orchestra: 
Charles Mingus with Orchestra (Denon. 1971)

Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band: "Sumie"

Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra: The New Continent

David Amram Orchestra: The Young Savages


Jim C. said...

The Monk album is every bit as good as the earlier classic Town Hall big band concert on Riverside. Thad Jones is great!

Todd Mason said...

I agree.

Todd Mason said...

Hence the excellence of Jones's own orchestra, not long after.

Joe Megalos on FaceBook plumps quite sensibly for at least some of Franz Koglmann's Pipetet:

Todd Mason said...

And JJ Stick points us toward this Carla Bley interview: