Electric Thad: Thad Jones and His Use of Electric Instruments and Rock Styles in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra

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Electric Thad: Thad Jones and His Use of Electric Instruments and Rock Styles in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra
Jazz Perspectives
5
185-232
2011/12
eng
1749-4060, 1749-4079
Thad Jones cultivated and expanded the sound of jazz by incorporating elements of rock, funk and soul music into his big band arrangements with The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra. Though the stylistic aspects of these genres carried over onto live big band performances acoustically, Jones treated the rhythm section more as an electric small band on almost half of the ensemble's catalog of recordings dating from 1966–1977, with his use of electric instruments such as guitar, bass, piano and organ. The fact that Thad Jones chose to record with this electric instrumentation represents a truer sense of his intentions, and the recordings provide evidence of the wide spectrum of tone colors that he was hearing in his head a composer.
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Jazz Perspectives
10.1080/17494060.2011.706380
Electric Thad
2019-05-06T20:09:13Z
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