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Thad Jones

Thad Jones ( 1920 – 1986 ) one of my favorite trumpeters, His brothers were Hank Jones (pianist), and Elvin Jones(drums). He joined the Count Basie orchestra in 54 where he arranged, composed and performed for 9 years. In 65 he and Mel Lewis formed the “Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band” The group initially began with informal late night jam sessions with New York’s top studio musicians. The group eventually began performing at the Village Vanguard to great success. In 1978 they won a Grammy for the Live in Munich album.

thad-jonesafter-hoursThese 2 albums The Magnificent Thad Jones, and After Hours are incredible examples of his playing. Check out his discography at : Link

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