LIVE: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra @ Tanglewood, 9/6/09

September 8th, 2009, 4:10 pm by Greg
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Swing, swang, swung…

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra conjugated it pretty much every old way you could possibly want on the final day of the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, Mass.

The towering 80-minute performance was primarily crafted from the sturdy building blocks of the vast Thad Jones catalog, which was certainly no surprise since the 16-piece VJO is devoted to carrying on the music and legacy of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

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