|“50 Years at the Village Vanguard: Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra” is the definitive history of the most important big band in modern jazz.
This 9×11 hardcover book is 328 pages and features over 500 images, many of them rare and/or never before seen by the public, as well as extensive interviews with past and present members of the band.
All About Jazz calls it “a must-own item for any fan of this ensemble and its history.” See full review here
Noted jazz journalist Scott Yanow adds, “Any fan of the orchestra simply has to own 50 Years at the Village Vanguard.” See full review here
The book is also featured in the latest issue of DownBeat magazine, which says, "this erudite work blends the graphic extravagance of a sumptuous coffee-table book with the textual rigor of a catalogue raisonne.” See the full feature here
A limited supply of numbered copies signed by both authors are available. There is also a remarkable 361-page PDF of bonus materials not included in the book for sale.
Please visit skydeckmusic.com to learn more, view a 27-page sample of the book and order your copy today.