Mel Lewis (American jazz drummer)

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Annotation

Mr Melvin Sokoloff most important contributions are recorded under the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.
He was a very talented drummer, with a highly distinctive cymbals play.

Annotation last modified on 2006-08-08 09:27 UTC.

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1957SextetMel Lewis2
1959Jive for FiveBill Holman, Mel Lewis Quintet1
1968The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones, Mel LewisThad Jones, Mel Lewis Orchestra featuring Miss Ruth Brown3
1974Gettin' TogetherMel Lewis & Friends1
1975Stephane Grappelli Meets the Rhythm SectionStephane Grappelli, Roland Hanna · Jiri Mraz · Mel Lewis4
1977Mel Lewis And FriendsMel Lewis1
1978Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & UMOThad Jones, Mel Lewis & UMO1
1982Make Me Smile & Other New Works By Bob BrookmeyerMel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra1
1982The Third StoneJiggs Whigham, Bill Holman, Mel Lewis, WDR Big Band and Strings1
1987Jazz DeliveryHacke Björksten, Mel Lewis & Ulf Johansson1
1987Keep HotJoe Haider Jazz orchestra starring Mel Lewis1
1988NaturallyMel Lewis1
1990Last RecordingsMel Lewis1
1995MellifuousMel Lewis, Dick Oatts, John Mosca, Jim McNeely, Marc Johnson1
Mel Lewis & the Jazz Orchestra Play the Compositions of Herbie Hancock Live in MontreuxMel Lewis1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1968Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon (Volume I)Pepper Adams, Chick Corea, Richard Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis & Ray Nance1
1977Live in MunichThad Jones & Mel Lewis1
1990Kenton '56 In ConcertStan Kenton Featuring Pepper Adams, Mel Lewis, Lennie Niehaus, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins1
1991Live At The Village VanguardBob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry, Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra1
1992Directly From The Half NotePhil Woods, Jimmy Rushing, Zot Sims, Al Cohn, Richie Kamuca, Dave Frishberg, Major Holley, Mel Lewis, Tommy Potter, Mousey Alexander1
1997Village Vanguard Live SessionsChick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Ray Nance, Pepper Adams, Richard Davis1

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