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Thad Jones

tr, *1923 FR, Pontiac, Michigan
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Thaddeus Joseph Jones Oliver King

American trumpeter, cornetist, french horn player, composer, and arranger. Born March 28, 1923, in Pontiac, Michigan, USA; died of cancer on August, 21, 1986, in Copenhagen, Denmark. His elder brother is pianist Hank Jones, and his young brother is drummer Elvin Jones. He performed in Arcadia Club Band at age sixteen; 1941 performed in Connie Connell's band; served in U.S. Army 1943-1946; worked with the band of Charles Young (circa 1946-1948); led own quintet in Detroit; worked in the bands of Candy Johnson and Jimmy Taylor; performed at Blue Bird Inn, Detroit 1952-1954; joined the Count Basie Band in 1954 and performed with Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop; left the Basie Band and in 1963 worked briefly as a CBS staff arranger; co-led Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra 1965-1978; led the Danish Radio Orchestra and taught at the Royal Conservatory; 1980 taught Jazz Seminar in Barcelona, Spain; rejoined the Basie Band in 1985.

  
Instruments
  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Cornet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
April In Paris - 2007 Remaster/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on The Magnificent Thad Jones by Thad Jones
The Groove Merchant (Live) [1994 Remaster] on Central Park North by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
Us - Remixed & Remastered/1994 on Consummation by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
Big Dipper on Central Park North by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
Tiptoe - Remixed & Remastered/1994 on Consummation by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
A Child Is Born - Remixed & Remastered/1994 on Consummation by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
Gimme A Pigfoot on The Songs Of Bessie Smith / It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing by Teresa Brewer, Count Basie & Duke Ellington
If Someone Had Told Me - 2007 Digital Remaster/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on The Magnificent Thad Jones by Thad Jones
Billie-Doo - 2007 Digital Remaster/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on The Magnificent Thad Jones by Thad Jones
St. Louis Blues on The Songs Of Bessie Smith / It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing by Teresa Brewer, Count Basie & Duke Ellington

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Songs Of Bessie Smith & It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That SwingTeresa Brewer With Count Basie And Thad Jones & Duke Ellington2015Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsThad Jones2012Compil.
Presenting Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & "The Jazz Orchestra" / Live At The Village Vanguard / The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Featuring Miss Ruth BrownThad Jones & Mel Lewis2012Compil.
Mad ThadThad Jones1999Compil.
The Complete Blue Note/UA/Roulette Recordings Of Thad JonesThad Jones1997Compil.
OlioThad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones, The Prestige All Stars1996Album
Greetings And SalutationsThad Jones1993Compil.
The Bop RebellsSonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Thad Jones1992Compil.
Jones Inc.Thad Jones1991Compil.
Minor StrainLee Morgan / Thad Jones1990Compil.
Way-Out BasieThad Jones & Count Basie Orchestra1987Album
Caterina Valente '86 & The Count Basie OrchestraCaterina Valente And Count Basie Orchestra Arranged & Conducted By Thad Jones1986Album
Summit MeetingJohn Coltrane, Thad Jones1982Compil.
After HoursThad Jones1982Compil.
Thad Jones & Charles MingusThad Jones1981Compil.
Europa JazzDuke Ellington, Thad Jones, Kenny Dorham, Howard McGhee1981Compil.
EclipseThad Jones1980Album
A Good Time Was Had By AllDanish Radio Big Band And Thad Jones1979Album
By Jones, I Think We've Got ItDanish Radio Big Band And Thad Jones1978Album
A Tribute To Monk And BirdThad Jones / George Adams / George Lewis / Stanley Cowell / Reggie Workman / Lenny White / Heiner Stadler1978Album
The Best Of Birdland: Volume 2Thad Jones1978Album
Thad And AuraThad Jones & Aura Rully1977Album
You Made Me Love YouThad Jones1976Album
Rhoda Scott In New YorkRhoda Scott Orchestra Under The Direction Of Thad Jones Special Guest Mel Lewis1976Album
Greetings And SalutationsThad Jones, Radiojazzgruppen Featuring Mel Lewis And Jon Faddis1975Album
Presenting Thad Jones - Mel Lewis And The Jazz OrchestraThad Jones1966Single
A Little JuicyThe Billy Mitchell Quintet Feat. Thad Jones1964Album
Stitt Goes LatinSonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Chick Corea, Chihuahua1963Album
Motor City SceneThad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Al Grey, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Elvin Jones1959Album
OlioThad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones, Prestige1958Single
Mad ThadThad Jones1957Album
After HoursThad Jones / Kenny Burrell / Frank Wess / Mal Waldron / Paul Chambers / Art Taylor, The Prestige All Stars1957Album
OlioThad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones, The Prestige All Stars1957Album
Detroit-New York JunctionThad Jones1956Album
The Magnificent Thad JonesThad Jones1956Album
The Magnificent Thad Jones Volume 3Thad Jones1956Album
April In Paris / If Someone Had Told MeThad Jones1956Single
Thad JonesThad Jones1956Compil.
Jazz Collaborations, Vol. ICharles Mingus, Thad Jones1955Single
Jazz Collaborations, Vol. ICharles Mingus, Thad Jones1955Album
Vol.2Thad Jones1954Album
The Fabulous Thad JonesThad Jones1954Album
New Sound In Modern MusicThe Billy Mitchell Quintet Featuring The Trumpet Of Thad JonesSingle
Jazz Collaborations Vol. 2Thad JonesSingle
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