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Orchestra U.S.A.

Jazz and Classical

Founded in the Autumn of 1962 by John Lewis (2), in collaboration with Gunther Schuller and Harold Farberman. The orchestra was made up of both jazz and classical musicians and gave its debut concert in December 1962, at the Philharmonic Hall in New York's Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts. The first recording session of the complete formation took place on January 12, 1963 (New York City). The orchestra was one of the exponents of the so-called "Third Stream" movement (a blending of jazz and classical music) and was dissolved in 1965.

PortraitEric Dolphy
as, fl, bcl 1928-1964 US
PortraitConnie Kay
dr *1927 US
Don Ashworth
fl, cl, bs *1931 US
PortraitPhil Woods
as 1931-2015 US
PortraitJim Hall
g 1930-2013 US
PortraitNick Travis
tr 1925-1964 US
PortraitWally Kane
PortraitJohn Lewis
p 1920-2001 US
Louis R. Mucci
tr 1909-2000 US
PortraitJulien Barber
vl, str
PortraitGary McFarland
vib 1933-1971 US
PortraitLeo Wright
fl, as 1933-1991 US
PortraitHarvey Phillips
tu 1929-2010 US
PortraitMike Zwerin
tr, b, tb 1930-2010 US
Robert Northern
frh *1934 US
PortraitMichael Colgrass
cwb *1932 US
Robert Swisshelm
frh FR
PortraitSticks Evans
dr, perc 1923-1994 US
Nathan Goldstein
Joe Tekula
PortraitHerb Pomeroy
tr 1930-2007 US
Robert DiDomenica
fl, as
Alla Goldberg
Alfred Breuning
vn, vl
Aaron Juvelier
vl US
PortraitPhilip West
ob, eh GB
Gino Sambuco
vn US
Don Stewart
Raymond Shiner
ob, sax
Popular Tracks   
Journey Into Jazz on Jazz Journey by Orchestra U.S.A.
Concerto No. 2 (For Orchestra), Pt. I on Sonorities by Orchestra U.S.A.
Intima on Jazz Journey by Orchestra U.S.A.
Hex on Sonorities by Orchestra U.S.A.
The Spiritual on Sonorities by Orchestra U.S.A.
Concerto No. 2 (For Orchestra), Pt. II on Sonorities by Orchestra U.S.A.
Pressure on Sonorities by Orchestra U.S.A.
Sonorities for Orchestra on Sonorities by Orchestra U.S.A.
Duke Bey on Jazz Journey by Orchestra U.S.A.
A Portrait of Coleman Hawkins on Jazz Journey by Orchestra U.S.A.

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Band Membership
Title Artist Year Type
SonoritiesOrchestra U.S.A.1965Album
DebutOrchestra U.S.A. Musical Director, John Lewis1963Album
Jazz JourneyOrchestra U.S.A.1963Album
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