||Introduction -- Presenting the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra -- Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra -- The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: sixteen as one -- Thad -- Mel -- The music of Bob Brookmeyer -- The music of Jim McNeely -- Riding the bus: life on the road -- Solo space: the small group within a big band -- A legacy of composition -- The 50th anniversary collection -- The Village Vanguard -- Just like on the records: the official discography -- And the band -- By the numbers.
||"... an extensive history of one of the most important big bands in modern jazz. Includes brand new interviews with more than 30 current and former band members, a complete band discography of all 32 albums, hundreds of rare photographs, essays on Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer and much more"-- Publisher's bookmark.
|Local note||JOYNER MUSIC LIBRARY FIRST EDITION COPY NUMBER 231 OF 500, AUTOGRAPHED BY AUTHORS.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references, chapter notes and index.|