THAD JONES

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Thaddeus Joseph Jones (March 28, 1923 – August 21, 1986) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader.

He was born in Pontiac, Michigan to a musical family of ten (an older brother was pianist Hank Jones and a younger brother was drummer Elvin Jones). Thad Jones was a self taught musician, performing professionally by the age of sixteen. He served in U.S. Army bands during World War II (1943-46).

After the war, Thad Jones continued his professional music career, eventually winding up with Count Basie in 1954, for whom he arranged, composed, and performed. He stayed with Basie for nine years. Thad achieved critical acclaim during this time, but not for his work with Basie. Much of Jones' music was stylistically original and didn't always fit in with the Basie group which he left in 1963. In the early sixties he became a free lance arranger and performer in
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THAD JONES The Fabulous Thad Jones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Fabulous Thad Jones
Hard Bop 1954
THAD JONES Detroit-New York Junction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Detroit-New York Junction
Progressive Big Band 1956
THAD JONES The Magnificent Thad Jones album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
The Magnificent Thad Jones
Hard Bop 1956
THAD JONES The Magnificent, Volume 3 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Magnificent, Volume 3
Progressive Big Band 1956
THAD JONES Mad Thad album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mad Thad
Hard Bop 1957
THAD JONES Olio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Olio
Hard Bop 1957
THAD JONES After Hours album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After Hours
Hard Bop 1957
THAD JONES Motor City Scene album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Motor City Scene
Hard Bop 1959
THAD JONES Thad Jones / Pepper Adams Quintet : Mean What You Say album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thad Jones / Pepper Adams Quintet : Mean What You Say
Hard Bop 1966
THAD JONES Thad Jones & Aura Rully ‎: Thad And Aura album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thad Jones & Aura Rully ‎: Thad And Aura
Big Band 1977
THAD JONES Thad Jones / George Adams / George Lewis / Stanley Cowell / Reggie Workman / Lenny White / Heiner Stadler ‎: A Tribute To Monk And Bird album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thad Jones / George Adams / George Lewis / Stanley Cowell / Reggie Workman / Lenny White / Heiner Stadler ‎: A Tribute To Monk And Bird
Hard Bop 1978
THAD JONES Eclipse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eclipse
Progressive Big Band 1980
THAD JONES Thad Jones Quartet ‎: Three And One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thad Jones Quartet ‎: Three And One
Hard Bop 1984

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THAD JONES Thad Jones And The Count Basie Orchestra  Way Out Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thad Jones And The Count Basie Orchestra Way Out Basie
Big Band 1987
THAD JONES The Danish Radio Big Band & Eclipse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Danish Radio Big Band & Eclipse
Progressive Big Band 2013

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THAD JONES Thad Jones (aka The Fabulous Thad Jones) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thad Jones (aka The Fabulous Thad Jones)
Hard Bop 1956
THAD JONES The Complete Blue Note, UA, Roulette Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Blue Note, UA, Roulette Recordings
Progressive Big Band 1997
THAD JONES Mad Thad & Olio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mad Thad & Olio
Hard Bop 2010
THAD JONES After All album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After All
Hard Bop 2014

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