Jazz CD Reviews

One More – Music of Thad Jones (Nonet with Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy Owens, Mickey Roker, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Richard Davis, Michael Patterson, Benny Golson, James Moody)


Published on May 24, 2005

One More – Music of Thad Jones (Nonet with Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy Owens, Mickey Roker, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Richard Davis, Michael Patterson, Benny Golson, James Moody)
One More – Music of Thad Jones (Nonet with Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy
Owens, Mickey Roker, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Richard Davis, Michael
Patterson, Benny Golson, James Moody) – IPO ****:

Well, this is brave – no record number at all – just the title. This is
only a nonet so does’t quite qualify for big band but it certainly has
a big sound for nine players. And what a lineup of sidemen! Thad jones
made a huge splash in big band jazz when he join up with Mel Lewis for
one of the most exciting series of big band arrangements ever. Mingus,
who was not big on complenting others, wrote to Metronome magaizne
raving for Thad as “Bartok with values for a pencil guided by God.”
Every one of the dozen tracks is a Thad Jones original; gthe
arrangements are by Michael Petterson. IPO has very high audiophile
sonic standards and this release continues them. Tracks: Subtle
Rebuttal, Thad’s Pad, Kids are Pretty People, One More, Mean What You
Say, A Child Is Born, Bossa Nova Ova, The Waltz You Swang for Me,
H&T Blues, Consummation, The Farewell, Monk’s Mood.

- John Henry




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