Thad Jones

Thad Jones

Real Name:
Thaddeus Joseph Jones
Profile:
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.
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Thad Jones Discography

Albums

DLP-12 Thad Jones The Fabulous Thad Jones (Album) Debut Records DLP-12 US 1954 Sell This Version
DLP-17 Charles Mingus, Thad Jones Charles Mingus, Thad Jones - Jazz Collaborations, Vol. I(LP) Debut Records DLP-17 US 1955 Sell This Version
BLP 1527 Thad Jones The Magnificent Thad Jones (Album) Blue Note BLP 1527 US 1956 Sell This Version
BLP 1513 Thad Jones Detroit-New York Junction (Album) Blue Note BLP 1513 US 1956 Sell This Version
BLP 1546 Thad Jones The Magnificent Thad Jones Volume 3 (Album) Blue Note BLP 1546 US 1956 Sell This Version
SPL 1208 Thad Jones Mad Thad (Album) Period Records SPL 1208 US 1957 Sell This Version
7118 Thad Jones / Kenny Burrell / Frank Wess / Mal Waldron / Paul Chambers (3) / Arthur Taylor* Thad Jones / Kenny Burrell / Frank Wess / Mal Waldron / Paul Chambers (3) / Arthur Taylor* - After Hours (Album) Prestige 7118 US 1957 Sell This Version
7084, LP 7084, PRLP 7084 Thad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones Thad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones - Olio (Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige 7084, LP 7084, PRLP 7084 US 1957 Sell This Version
UAS 5025 Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Al Grey, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers (3), Elvin Jones Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Al Grey, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers (3), Elvin Jones - Motor City Scene (Album) La Voix De Son Maître UAS 5025 US 1959 Sell This Version
LP 2253, LP-2253 Sonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Patato*, Chick Corea, Chihuahua (5) Sonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Patato*, Chick Corea, Chihuahua (5) - Stitt Goes Latin (Album) Roost, Royal Roost LP 2253, LP-2253 US 1963 Sell This Version
RM 127, RM-127 The Curtis Fuller Benny Golson Jazztet* With Thad Jones And McCoy Tyner The Curtis Fuller Benny Golson Jazztet* With Thad Jones And McCoy Tyner - Imagination(LP, Album, RE) Realm, Realm Jazz RM 127, RM-127 UK 1963 Sell This Version
BL 7666 The Billy Mitchell Quintet Feat. Thad Jones The Billy Mitchell Quintet Feat. Thad Jones - A Little Juicy (Album) Philips BL 7666 UK 1964 Sell This Version
NFTY 1968 Herbie Hancock, Thad Jones, Ron Carter, Jerome Richardson, Grady Tate, Jonathan Klein Herbie Hancock, Thad Jones, Ron Carter, Jerome Richardson, Grady Tate, Jonathan Klein - Hear, O Israel - A Concert Service In Jazz (Album) National Federation of Temple Youth NFTY 1968 US 1968 Sell This Version
CJS 835 Sonny Rollins, Thad Jones Sonny Rollins, Thad Jones - Double Mint Jazz (Album) Ember Records CJS 835 USA & Canada 1972 Sell This Version
FLC 5001 Thad Jones, Swedish Radio Jazz Group* Featuring Mel Lewis And Jon Faddis Thad Jones, Swedish Radio Jazz Group* Featuring Mel Lewis And Jon Faddis - Greetings And Salutations (Album) Four Leaf Records FLC 5001 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
90 068, 90.068 Rhoda Scott Orchestra Under The Direction Of Thad Jones Special Guest Mel Lewis Rhoda Scott Orchestra Under The Direction Of Thad Jones Special Guest Mel Lewis - Rhoda Scott In New York(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay 90 068, 90.068 France 1976 Sell This Version
FLC 5020 Thad Jones & Aura Rully Thad Jones & Aura Rully - Thad And Aura (Album) Four Leaf Records FLC 5020 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
MLP 15629 Danish Radio Big Band And Thad Jones Danish Radio Big Band And Thad Jones - By Jones, I Think We've Got It(LP, Album) Metronome MLP 15629 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
TOM-2-9002 Thad Jones / George Adams / George Lewis / Stanley Cowell / Reggie Workman / Lenny White / Heiner Stadler Thad Jones / George Adams / George Lewis / Stanley Cowell / Reggie Workman / Lenny White / Heiner Stadler - A Tribute To Monk And Bird (Album) Tomato TOM-2-9002 US 1978 Sell This Version
MLP 15644 Danish Radio Big Band And Thad Jones Danish Radio Big Band And Thad Jones - A Good Time Was Had By All (Album) Metronome MLP 15644 Denmark 1979 Sell This Version
MLP 15.652, MLP 15652 Thad Jones Eclipse (Album) Metronome, Metronome MLP 15.652, MLP 15652 Denmark 1980 Sell This Version
32JD-160 Thad Jones & Count Basie Orchestra, The* Thad Jones & Count Basie Orchestra, The* - Way-Out Basie(CD, Album) Philips 32JD-160 Japan 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DEP 25 Charles Mingus, Thad Jones Charles Mingus, Thad Jones - Jazz Collaborations, Vol. I(7", EP) Debut Records DEP 25 Denmark 1955 Sell This Version
45-1659 Thad Jones April In Paris / If Someone Had Told Me(7") Blue Note 45-1659 US 1956 Sell This Version
SSEP 10036 Thad Jones - Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra Thad Jones - Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra - Willow Weep For Me + 3(7", EP) Solid State Records (2) SSEP 10036 US 1966 Sell This Version

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