April 29, 2014

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra - New Life: Beogradski Jazz Festival '78


That's not a live recording from Beograd... Just same old New Life LP record in new package!

1. Greetings And Salutations (T. Jones) (8:48)
2. Love And Harmony (C. Bridgewater) (7:23)
3. Little Rascal On A Rock (T. Jones) (6:17)
4. Forever Lasting (T. Jones) (5:49)
5. Love To One Is One To Love (T. Jones) (4:07)
6. Thank You (J. Dodgion) (6:09)
7. Cherry Juice (T. Jones) (5:43)

Thad Jones (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn)
Larry Moses, Simo Salminen, Ron Tooley, Irvin Stokes (trumpet)
John Mosca, Lolly Bienenfeld, Lee Robinson, Doug Purviance (trombone)
Rich Perry, Robert Rockwell (tenor saxophone)
Dick Oatts, Steve Coleman (alto saxophone)
Charles Davis (baritone saxophone)
Jim McNeely (piano)
Jasper Lundgaard (bass)
Mel Lewis (drums)

Band above was playing in Beograd during the Belgrade Jazz Festival, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 3-5. 11. 1978

PGP RTB LP 4374; Horizon SP-707; A&M Records SP-707

http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/31504926/file.html
http://www29.zippyshare.com/v/33952328/file.html
http://www40.zippyshare.com/v/60962966/file.html
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http://www25.zippyshare.com/v/86442581/file.html

P.S.: See the comments for little more informations!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Confused by mention of Horizon/A&M - if this is a live performance from 1978, it certainly isn't SP-707, which is a studio album from two years earlier. Same tunes, of course.

However, this doesn't sound like a live performance and does sound like the 1976 studio album. Which means the personnel and date are absolutely wrong (listen for Pepper Adams on "Thank You" for example. So I guess this is just an odd foreign pressing, perhaps issued to commemorate the festival. Puzzling - but the 1970s in Yugoslavia were problematic in other ways as well.

Luis said...

Thanks Brian, good album little known.

brian said...

yes, you are right... that you could see on
http://www.discogs.com/Thad-Jones-Mel-Lewis-New-Life-Dedicated-To-Max-Gordon/release/4590530
and
http://www.discogs.com/Thad-Jones-Mel-Lewis-New-Life-Beogradski-Jazz-Festival-78/release/5363382

i just want to underline what kind of bands came to YU in this "turbulent" times in Beograd... Zagreb...
so i put the original horizon and a&m labels to stress that is the same stuffffff.

i didn't find what they played... so if you could help... pleae!

brian said...

i know few guys... they are still live... they've been at the festival... nobody knows what they played... they don't have the program booklet... so it is difficult to know.... Actually ... i don't know if there is live recording from this festival.... maybe on TV or radio belgrade....

Notes:
The sleeve represents a program brochure for the 1978 Belgrade Jazz Festival (3, 4 & 5 November), containing a free record. Each festival night а different title from the list below was included in the same sleeve and given away with a purchased ticket:
- Jazz Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd - Jazz Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd (only LP 4204),
- Tone Janša Kvartet - Beogradski Jazz Festival '78 (Cosmic Sounds ‎– CS-34 LP) or
- Thad Jones / Mel Lewis - New Life (Dedicated To Max Gordon) (Horizon SP-707; A&M Records SP-707).

all three records are previously recorded!

agmosk said...

Great post, Brian! Thank you for ( to me) this rarity.

Jazzbone said...

I believe these are the takes off the original album. The solos are the same in the tracks I listened to. And you will notice the A&M copyright on the LP label. Great stuff nevertheless. Thanks, Brian.

brian said...

yes... that's right... that's the PGP RTB copyright of A&M LP.

Notes:
The sleeve represents a program brochure for the 1978 Belgrade Jazz Festival (3, 4 & 5 November), containing a free record. Each festival night а different title from the list below was included in the same sleeve and given away with a purchased ticket:
- Jazz Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd - Jazz Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd (only LP 4204),
- Tone Janša Kvartet - Beogradski Jazz Festival '78 (Cosmic Sounds ‎– CS-34 LP) or
- Thad Jones / Mel Lewis - New Life (Dedicated To Max Gordon) (Horizon SP-707; A&M Records SP-707).

AmyBRAINS said...

A nice discovery to me !!
Many thanks, Brian.

Anonymous said...

I was at the Nancy Wilson concert that year on the Festival.
Those who would love to see how much troubled that former country was and how bad things were for music lovers who lived there, should check this place out:

http://jugosvirke.wordpress.com/

This guy is trying to make the list of all foreign artists who had concerts in whole former Yugoslavia.

And Brian, thanks for this post and for all.
Especially love your vinyl rips. They sound great to me.

Greetings from Oz.