All My Yesterdays is the first official release of the opening night recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra at the legendary Village Vanguard in NYC on February 7, 1966 and March 21, 1966 endorsed by the estates of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and the Village Vanguard. Originally released as a 2CD set in 2016, this deluxe triple gatefold 3LP edition comes with an expansive 16-page insert providing rare photos by Chuck Stewart, Raymond Ross, Ray Avery and Jan Persson; essays by executive producer and original recording engineer George Klabin, associate producer Chris Smith (author of The View from the Back of the Band: The Life and Music of Mel Lewis), longtime Vanguard Jazz Orchestra arranger and pianist Jim McNeely and more! All of the living musicians who played on these recordings also contributed their accounts via interviews, including saxophonists Jerry Dodgion, Eddie Daniels and Marv “Doc” Holladay, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, trombonists Garnett Brown and Tom McIntosh, along with bassist Richard Davis. Limited edition of 2,000 on 180-gram black vinyl. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed by Record Technology Inc. at 33 1/3RMP.
Side A: 1. Backbone 2. All My Yesterdays 3. Big Dipper
Side B: 1. Mornin Reverend 2. The Little Pixie 3. Big Dipper
Side C: 1. Low Down 2. Lover Man 3. Ah, That’s Freedom
Side D: 1. Don’t Ever Leave Me 2. Willow Weep For Me 3. Mean What You Say
Side E: 1. Once Around 2. Polka Dots and Moonbeams 3. Mornin Reverend
Side F: 1. All My Yesterdays 2. Backbone