Thursday, October 20, 2016

John Lewis with Gary McFarland's Orchestra - Essence

John Lewis is the creator of sounds. His aural sensitivity, wich reaches us through The Modern Jazz Quartet of wich he is musical director, may be likened to the personalized sound of the inimitable Duke Ellington orchestra. Just as Ellington utilizes the colorful sonorities of Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges and other distinguished jazzmen, John Lewis weaves the MJQ's unique sound around the genius of Milt Jackson, Percy Heath and Connie Kay. Today, the unmistakable timbre of the MJQ is a household word in jazz, and pianist-composer John Lewis is responsible for his remarkable aural refinement. Lewis' musical activities are not confined to the MJQ alone. Besides making numerous recordings, composing for films and the ballet, and founding "Orchestra USA", whose repertoire ranges from the blues and baroque music to avant-garde jazz and serial music, John Lewis alson encourages talent. When Gary McFarland was a newcomer to the jazz world in 1959, one of the few people who encouraged him was John Lewis...
From the booklet

John Lewis
Gary McFarland's Orchestra


2 Notions  4:01
6 Wish Me Well  7:46
1 Hopeful Encounter  4:41
2 Tillamook  7:12
5 Another Encounter  5:11
3 Night Float  4:20

All Compositions by Gary McFarland


[# 1, 4 & 6]
John Lewis - p
Nick Travis, Louis Mucci, Freddie Hubbard - tp
Mike Zwerin - tb
Bob Swisshelm, Bob Northern - fr hrn
Don Butterfield - tub
Billy Bean - g
Richard Davis - b
Connie Kay - dr
Recorded in New York City ; May 25, 1962
[# 2 & 5]
John Lewis - p
Harold Jones - fl
Eric Dolphy - alt fl
Phil Woods - cl
William Arrowsmith - ob
Loren Glickman - bassoon
Don Stewart - bsst hrn
Gene Allen - bar s
Jim Hall - g
Richard Davis - b
Connie Kay - dr
Recorded in New York City ; October 5, 1962
[# 3]
John Lewis - p
Eric Dolphy - as
Benny Golson - ts
Jimmy Giuffre - bar s
Herb Pomeroy - tp
Gunther Schuller - fr hrn
Jim Hall - g
George Duvivier - b
Connie Kay - dr
Recorded in New York City ; September 9, 1962

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Goofy said...

Thanks, Mel, for the MC-link! Do you plan to re-up older posts?

pete said... that's a good idea. i download often from there and the fastest hosts for me are, and

thanks a lot

CrunchyFrog said...

thanks a lot for the John Lewis!

CrunchyFrog said...

Hey Mel, still having trouble with all the links. Haven't been able to download one yet... currently giving the message: "Download permission denied by uploader." I am trying to DL a few minutes after midnight London time as recomended. Or should that be eastern europe time? Anyone have any info/suggestions?

Anonymous said...

This Lewis set looks pretty good, Having a problem with the RGator link from the mirror.... to bad since I have a new acct with them.


Anonymous said...

What is the pass word please?

Anonymous said...

Great solution, Mel. Many thanks for the effort.


deGallo said...

Prodigious! Thank you.

Trebor55 said...

Looks like the tune names are confused.

Track 01. Notions is 01 Hopeful Encounter

Track 02. Wish Me Well is 02 Tillamook Two

Track 03. Hopeful Encounter is 03 Night Float

Track 04. Tillamook is 04 Notions

Track 05. Another Encounter is right

Track 06. Night Float is 06 Wish Me Well

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Unknown said...

What is the password please?

Melanchthon said...

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks Ml !

musician3 said...

AMAZING...........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Washington said...

Muchas gracias por este nuevo aporte, Melanchthon.
Cordiales saludos.

dantzig65 said...

Very good indeed. Thanks.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks for this gem Mel.

neil said...

Got the flac, mel; hoping for the scans. Many thanks...

Anonymous said...

Thanks MM, for reminding us all of Herb Pomeroy, wonderful, gifted artist. Herb's outings with Bird shall never be forgotten.

Kovina Kris said...

Very intrigued by this one. Thank you!