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The State Of The Art — Danny Gottlieb

Electric Jazz: 1985 (co-winner) It was a fairly typical Monday night at the Village Vanguard in New York City. The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra was grooving along, supported as usual by the mellow swing of the drummer. In this particular…

by Rick Mattingly
Oct 5, 2018

Mel Lewis

The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and the Village Vanguard just seem to go together. For one thing, they both represent longevity. The Vanguard is the oldest club in New York City; Mel’s band has one of the longest- running gigs…

by Rick Mattingly
Aug 17, 2018