Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra (ft. Ruth Brown): The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis (1968)

The Big Band sound of Thad Jones-Mel Lewis

Track list:

A1 01. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
A2 02. Trouble in Mind
A3 03. Sonny Boy
A4 04. Bye Bye Blackbird
A5 05. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town

B1 06. Black Coffee
B2 07. Be Anything (but Be Mine)
B3 08. You Won’t Let Me Go
B4 09. Fine Brown Frame


Miss Ruth Brown – vocals
Thad Jones – flugelhorn
Mel Lewis – drums
Trumpet: Snooky Young, Richard Williams, Jimmy Nottingham, Danny Moore, Bill Berry
Trombone: Garnett Brown, Jimmy Knepper, Cliff Heather, Jimmy Cleveland
Alto sax: Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion
Tenor Sax: Eddie Daniels, Seldon Powell
Baritone Sax: Pepper Adams
Piano: Roland Hanna
Bass: Richard Davis

Released: 1968
Label: Solid State – SS-18041 [USA]

A German issue [United Artists Records – UASS-18 041 K] uses the same packaging as the US gatefold issue. The Centre label credits the album as “Into The Blues”.

Also released as: Fine Brown Frame [Ruth Brown with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (Capitol 81200)]

Recorded: Hollywood; June-July 1968

Producer: Sonny Lester

Liner Notes: Ira Gitler

This album is included as part of the OOP/Mosaic set “The Complete Solid State Recordings of TJ ML Orchestra”