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.

Legal name: Thaddeus Joseph Jones



1954The Fabulous Thad JonesThad Jones1
1955Jazz Collaborations, Vol. ICharles Mingus, Thad Jones1
1956Detroit-New York JunctionThad Jones3
1956The Magnificent Thad JonesThad Jones4
1956The Magnificent, Volume 3Thad Jones2
1957After HoursKenny Burrell / Thad Jones3
1957Mad ThadThad Jones3
1959Motor City SceneThad Jones2
1964A Little JuicyBilly Mitchell Quintet feat. Thad Jones1
1968The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones · Mel LewisThad Jones, Mel Lewis Orchestra featuring Miss Ruth Brown4
1978A Tribute to Monk and BirdThad Jones, George Adams, George Lewis, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Lenny White, Heiner Stadler1
1978By Jones, I Think We've Got ItDanish Radio Big Band and Thad Jones1
1978Sonny Rollins PlaysSonny Rollins Quintet / Thad Jones And His Ensemble1
1978Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & UMOThad Jones, Mel Lewis & UMO1
1980EclipseThad Jones1
1990Minor StrainLee Morgan / Thad Jones1
1991Thad JonesThad Jones1
1997Blue RondoBrubeck, Debussy, Donato/Gilberto, Evans, Jones, Honegger, Parker, Poulenc, Stravinsky; Karl‐Heinz Steffens, David Gazarov, Martin Zehn, Keith Copeland, Chris Lachotta1
2007The Fabulous Thad JonesThad Jones1
2008Lust for LifeThad Jones1
2013And the Danish Radio Big Band & EclipseThad Jones1
2014After All - Ballad Artistry OnlyThad Jones1
Mel Lewis OrchestraThad Jones1

Album + Compilation

1982After HoursThad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Teddy Charles, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones1
1991Jones Inc.Thad Jones1
1997The Complete Blue Note/UA/Roulette RecordingsThad Jones1
2009Mad Thad / OlioThad Jones and his Ensemble1
2015The 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 Ellington with Teresa Brewer1
2017The Complete Albums Collection 1954 - 1959Thad Jones1

Album + Live

1977Live in MunichThad Jones & Mel Lewis1


1957New Sounds In Modern MusicBilly Mitchell Quintet Featuring The Trumpet Of Thad Jones1

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