The Magnificent Thad Jones is an album by American jazz trumpeter Thad Jones featuring performances recorded in 1956 and released on the Blue Note label.
Like its companion release, The Jones Boys, the performances are from a gathering of the leader's namesakes and members of the Basie band. The Detroit connection is also represented by pianist Tommy Flanagan and bassist Doug Watkins, along with Thad and his brother Elvin (on drums for four tracks). The music is cool, swinging bop that has affinities with the transitional sounds of Jones' contemporaries Miles Davis and Clifford Brown. The Basie influence is evident in the insistent, economic pulse of the rhythm section.
Thad Jones – Mad Thad. Label: Fresh Sound Records – FSR-CD 117, Period Records – PLP-1208. Format: CD, Album, Reissue. Piano – Jimmy Jones (3) (tracks: 1 to 3), Tommy Flanagan (tracks: 4 to 6). Tenor Saxophone – Frank Foster (tracks: 1 to 3). Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Frank Wess (tracks: 4 to 6).
Mad Thad is a hard bop music album recording by THAD JONES released in 1957 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. THAD JONES - Mad Thad. Filed under Hard Bop By THAD JONES. A1 Jumpin' For Jane A2 Bird Song A3 Mad Thad B1 Cat Meets Chick B2 Whisper Not B3 Quiet Sip. Line-up/Musicians. Bass – Doug Watkins (tracks: A1 to A3), Eddie Jones (tracks: B1 to B3) Drums – Elvin Jones (tracks: B1 to B3), Jo Jones (tracks: A1 to A3) Piano – Jimmy Jones (tracks: A1 to A3), Tommy Flanagan (tracks: B1 to B3) Tenor Saxophone – Frank Foster (tracks
Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Thad Jones. Thad Jones was a self taught musician, performing professionally by the age of sixteen. Army bands during World War II (1943-46).