Thad Jones

Real Name:
Thaddeus Joseph Jones
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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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DLP-12 The Fabulous Thad Jones — Thad Jones Thad Jones The Fabulous Thad Jones (Album, Comp) Debut Records DLP-12 US 1954 Sell This Version
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DLP-17 Jazz Collaborations, Vol. I — Thad Jones Charles Mingus, Thad Jones Charles Mingus, Thad Jones - Jazz Collaborations, Vol. I (Album) Debut Records DLP-17 US 1955 Sell This Version
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BLP 1546 The Magnificent Thad Jones Volume 3 — Thad Jones Thad Jones The Magnificent Thad Jones Volume 3 (Album) Blue Note BLP 1546 US 1956 Sell This Version
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BLP 1513 Detroit-New York Junction — Thad Jones Thad Jones Detroit-New York Junction (Album) Blue Note BLP 1513 US 1956 Sell This Version
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BLP 1527 The Magnificent Thad Jones — Thad Jones Thad Jones The Magnificent Thad Jones (Album) Blue Note BLP 1527 US 1956 Sell This Version
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7084, LP 7084, PRLP 7084 Olio — Thad Jones 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
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7118 After Hours — Thad Jones 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
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UAS 5025 Motor City Scene — Thad Jones 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) United Artists Records UAS 5025 US 1959 Sell This Version
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LP 2253, LP-2253 Stitt Goes Latin — Thad Jones 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
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RM 127, RM-127 Imagination — Thad Jones 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, Mono, RE) Realm, Realm Jazz RM 127, RM-127 UK 1963 Sell This Version
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MGS 27042 A Little Juicy — Thad Jones The Billy Mitchell Quintet Feat. Thad Jones The Billy Mitchell Quintet Feat. Thad Jones - A Little Juicy (Album) Smash Records (4) MGS 27042 US 1963 Sell This Version
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CJS 835 Double Mint Jazz — Thad Jones Sonny Rollins, Thad Jones Sonny Rollins, Thad Jones - Double Mint Jazz (Album, Comp) Ember Records CJS 835 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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FLC 5001 Greetings And Salutations — Thad Jones 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 Clover Records FLC 5001 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
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4 90 068 Rhoda Scott In New York — Thad Jones 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 (Album) Barclay, Barclay 4 90 068 France 1976 Sell This Version
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FLC 5020 Thad And Aura — Thad Jones Thad Jones & Aura Rully Thad Jones & Aura Rully - Thad And Aura (Album) Four Leaf Clover Records FLC 5020 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
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MLP 15629 By Jones, I Think We've Got It — Thad Jones 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
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TOM-2-9002 A Tribute To Monk And Bird — Thad Jones 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
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MLP 15644 A Good Time Was Had By All — Thad Jones 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
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PC-51001 Jazz Gala 79 — Thad Jones Carmen McRae, Joe Williams, Claude Bolling, Thad Jones, Cat Anderson Carmen McRae, Joe Williams, Claude Bolling, Thad Jones, Cat Anderson - Jazz Gala 79 (Album) Personal Choice Records PC-51001 USA, Canada & UK 1979 Sell This Version
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MLP 15.652, MLP 15652 Eclipse — Thad Jones Thad Jones Eclipse (Album) Metronome, Metronome MLP 15.652, MLP 15652 Denmark 1980 Sell This Version
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207 646, 207 646-230 Caterina Valente '86 & The Count Basie Orchestra — Thad Jones Caterina Valente And The Count Basie Orchestra* Arranged & Conducted By Thad Jones Caterina Valente And The Count Basie Orchestra* Arranged & Conducted By Thad Jones - Caterina Valente '86 & The Count Basie Orchestra (Album) Global Records And Tapes, HÖR ZU 207 646, 207 646-230 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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32JD-160 Way-Out Basie — Thad Jones Thad Jones & The Count Basie Orchestra* Thad Jones & The Count Basie Orchestra* - Way-Out Basie (Album) Philips 32JD-160 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
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FSR-CD 117, PLP-1208 Mad Thad — Thad Jones Thad Jones Mad Thad (Album) Fresh Sound Records, Period Records FSR-CD 117, PLP-1208 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
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JWD 102.201 North Sea Jazz Sessions Volume 1 — Thad Jones Dizzy Gillespie / Thad Jones / Art Farmer / Conte Candoli With The Louis Vandyke Trio* Dizzy Gillespie / Thad Jones / Art Farmer / Conte Candoli With The Louis Vandyke Trio* - North Sea Jazz Sessions Volume 1(CD, Album) Jazz World JWD 102.201 Portugal 1992 Sell This Version
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DCCD 9424 The Great One — Thad Jones The Danish Radio Big Band* Plays Thad Jones The Danish Radio Big Band* Plays Thad Jones - The Great One(CD) Dacapo Records DCCD 9424 Denmark 1996 Sell This Version