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Mel Lewis Sextet


Download links and information about Mel Lewis Sextet by Mel Lewis. This album was released in 1957 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 30:33 minutes.

Artist: Mel Lewis
Release date: 1957
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 6
Duration: 30:33
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No. Title Length
1. Brookside 4:20
2. You Took Advantage of Me 5:13
3. Zig Zag 5:05
4. Jazz Goes to Siwash 4:11
5. Charlie's Cavern 5:19
6. Grey Flannel 6:25



Mel Lewis, formerly with the Stan Kenton Orchestra (and at the time a busy West Coast studio musician), had a rare opportunity to lead a record date in 1957 when he headed this sextet session for the MOD (Music of the Day) label. With arrangements by Bob Brookmeyer, Marty Paich and Bill Holman, Lewis and his group (which features Charlie Mariano on alto and tenor, Bill Holman doubling on tenor and baritone, trumpeter Jack Sheldon, pianist Marty Paich, bassist Buddy Clark and the leader/drummer) perform originals by the three arrangers and Sheldon, in addition to the standard "You Took Advantage of Me." The enjoyable boppish music is quite colorful.