JWQ Showcase 2017

Thursday, September 1, 2016

USA: NEW BOOK: “50 Years At The Village Vanguard: Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra”

“50 Years At The Village Vanguard: Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra” is the first illustrated history of the most influential big band in modern jazz.
Authors Dave Lisik and Eric Allen have been given unprecedented access to archival materials and have painstakingly compiled an amazing collection that is sure to thrill all fans of the band.

The book is available for pre-order now at ThadMelVJOBook.com

Many great pre-sale packages and incentives are being offered that will not be available once the book is released in early 2017.

Features of the book include:

-Hundreds of rare photographs, many never before made public

-Material from brand new interviews with more than 30 current and former band members and other experts such as Maria Schneider, Bob Mintzer, Darcy James Argue and more

-In-depth features on the music of Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer and Jim McNeely, as well as images of original parts and scores.

-Images of rare memorabilia such as posters, concert tickets, vintage advertisements and tour itineraries

-Exclusive coverage and photographs of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s 50th anniversary celebration

-Official discography featuring album cover art, personnel, arrangers, soloists and recording information from all 33 of the band’s albums

-Complete listing of personnel throughout the band’s entire history