Potpourri (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra album)

Potpourri is a 1974 big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Philadelphia International Records label. The album was nominated for a 1975 Grammy award in the category, "Best Jazz Performance - Big Band" and Thad Jones' arrangement of "Living for the City" was also nominated in the Best Instrumental Arrangement category that same year.[2]

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Studio album by
Recorded1974 June, Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA
LabelPhiladelphia International
ProducerBobby Martin
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra chronology
Live in Tokyo
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

LP side A:

  1. "Blues In A Minute" – 8:24
  2. "All My Yesterdays" – 4:31
  3. "Quiet Lady" – 7:31
  4. "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" (Wonder) – 3:58

LP side B:

  1. "For the Love of Money" (Gamble, Huff, Jackson) – 4:12
  2. "Yours and Mine" – 3:46
  3. "Ambiance" (McPartland, arr. Dodgion) – 7:22
  4. "Living for the City" (Wonder) – 4:24

All songs composed and arranged by Thad Jones except as indicated.


References / external linksEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ LA Times, "The Envelope" awards database. 1975 Grammy awards link. Accessed 2008 April 19.