This band has had several variations on the name "Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band/Orchestra" in its 40 year history, but is most widely known by the name "Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra" (original name). The band is currently named the "Vanguard Jazz Orchestra"

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Fine Brown Frame Ruth Brown 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Great Arrangers & Composers Various Artists 1
1994 The Jamaican Beat Various Artists 1
1995 Big Band Jazz Various Artists 1
1996 Big Band Renaissance: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra Various Artists 1
1997 Blue Break Beats, Volume 3 Various Artists 4 1
1998 Essential Jazz Ballads, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Blue Box 2: The Finest in Jazz Vocalists Various Artists 1
1999 Blue Big Bands - A Swingin' Affair Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Jazz: Jazz Greats Various Artists 1
2005 Blue Note Plays Ray Charles Various Artists 1
2005 Cole Porter Various Artists 1
2005 The Best of Blue Note at Umbria Jazz 1973/2005 Various Artists 1
2006 The Ultimate Jazz Christmas Various Artists 1
2012 All Star Parade of Jazz and Blues Legends on LRC Ltd. / Groove Merchant: Full Cut Sampler, Volume 2 Sonny Lester 1
A History of Jazz Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 19 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 20 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 21 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Village Vanguard Live Sessions 1, 2, 3 Various Artists 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Blue Note Trip, Volume 6: Somethin’ Old / Somethin’ Blue Maestro 3

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