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Thad Jones

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: March 28, 1923 | Died: August 21, 1986    

Thad Jones

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's 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 the New York area....
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  • The Danish Radio Big Band & Eclipse

    Storyville Records
    2013
  • The Magnificent Thad Jones

    Blue Note Records
    2011
  • One More: The Summary - Music of Thad Jones, Vol. 2

    IPO Recordings
    2006
  • The Magnificent Thad Jones Vol. 3

    Metronome
    2006
  • Live In Tokyo

    Metronome
    2005
  • Consummation

    Blue Note Records
    2002
  • Jones Inc.

    Metronome
    1991
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