Thad Jones

Thad Jones

Born: 1924
Died: August 20, 1986

 

Thad wrote his first jazz arrangement at age 13 when he was a trumpet player in his uncle's band in his native Pontiac, Michigan, along with brothers Hank (piano) and Elvin (drums). In the 1940's he served in the army, led a band of his own, and played with other bands before joining the Count Basie band in 1954. Nine years later he left Basie and began arranging for singers, small groups, and the big Harry James Band.

 

In 1965 Thad and drummer Mel Lewis formed their award-winning jazz orchestra. For the next 13 years this amazing band became an American jazz institution. They played Monday nights at the Village Vanguard in NYC on an almost continuous basis, won countless polls in "Down Beat," and recorded a series of albums that remain popular today, including "Consummation," "Central Park North," "Live At The Village Vanguard" and "Suite For Pops."

 

In 1979 Thad moved to and settled in Copenhagen, where he conducted the Danish Radio Big Band and later formed his own Eclipse big band featuring an illustrious mix of players from America and Europe.

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Ahunk Ahunk

Ahunk Ahunk

$95.00

Product #: 52015 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Style: Funky 5/4 Blues Grade: Medium Advanc…

 

 

  

Back Bone

Back Bone

$95.00

Product #: 52050 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Style: Straight Ahead Blues Grade: Medium A…

 

 

  

Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The

Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The

$95.00

Product #: 52075 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble; S(A)A(S)TTB saxes; opt. 5th Trumpet Style: Bright Samba …

 

 

  

Big Dipper

Big Dipper

$60.00

Product #: 04500 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Jazz Summit Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Ranges: E6 trumpet, G4 trombone Style: Straight-Ahead B…

 

 

      

Big Dipper

Big Dipper

$65.00

Product #: 64006 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Signature Edition Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Ranges: E6 trumpet, G4 trombone …

 

 

  

Blues For A Workshop

Blues For A Workshop

$95.00

Product #: 52095 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble with 5th Trumpet and 5th Bass Trombone or Tuba (4th Trombone opt.) and opt.…

 

 

  

Blues For The 'Wee' One

Blues For The 'Wee' One

$95.00

Product #: 52105 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble with S(A)AATB saxes with opt. flute doubles on alto and tenor parts; opt. 5…

 

 

  

Central Park North

Central Park North

$95.00

Product #: 52150 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble; saxes double on soprano sax (1st Alto), clarinet (2nd Alto & tenors), and …

 

 

  

Cherry Juice

Cherry Juice

$95.00

Product #: 52160 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble with SS(A)TTB saxes & solo flugelhorn Style: Fast Swing …

 

 

  

Cherry Juice

Cherry Juice

$65.00

Product #: 64010 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Signature Edition Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Ranges: G5 trumpet, B4 trombone …

 

 

    

Child Is Born, A

Child Is Born, A

$48.00

Product #: 04560 Credits: Thad Jones Series: Jazz Gateway Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vocal; saxes have opt. flute or alto flute doubles Ranges: G…

 

 

      

Consummation

Consummation

$95.00

  Product #: 52177 Credits: Jones Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble plus F horns (4) & tuba; saxes have opt. doubles on flute (1st Alto), clarinet…

 

 

  

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