Thad Jones

~ Person


"The greatest trumpet player I've heard in this life." -- Charles Mingus

Thaddeus Joseph Jones indeed was a great trumpetist, and a no lesser great composer and arranger.
He worked extensively for Count Basie, and co-led the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band for twelve years, before he relocated in Denmark.

An excellent beginning with Thad is on Debut, simply named Thad Jones.

Annotation last modified on 2006-07-03 13:47 UTC.


Thaddeus Joseph "Thad" Jones (March 28, 1923 – August 20, 1986) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader.

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Detroit-New York Junction Thad Jones 2
1956 The Magnificent, Volume 3 Thad Jones 2
1957 After Hours Kenny Burrell / Thad Jones 2
1968 The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (feat. Miss Ruth Brown) Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orchestra featuring Miss Ruth Brown 2
1975 Suite for Pops Thad Jones & Mel Lewis 1
1978 Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & UMO Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & UMO 1
1990 Minor Strain Lee Morgan / Thad Jones 1
1991 Thad Jones Thad Jones 1
2007 The Magnificent Thad Jones Thad Jones 1
2008 Hear, O Israel - A Prayer Ceremony in Jazz Herbie Hancock / Thad Jones / Ron Carter / Jerome Richardson / Grady Tate / Jonathan Klein 2
2008 Lust for Life Thad Jones 1
2010 Motor City Scene Thad Jones 1
2014 After All - Ballad Artistry Only Thad Jones 1
Mad Thad Thad Jones 1
Mel Lewis Orchestra Thad Jones 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Complete Blue Note, UA, Roulette Recordings Thad Jones 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Live in Munich Thad Jones & Mel Lewis 1

Showing official release groups by this artist. Show all release groups instead, or show various artists release groups.