Thad Jones records ‘The Magnificent Thad Jones’ for Blue Note (1956)

‘The Magnificent Thad Jones‘ is an album recorded on July 9 and 14, 1956 and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) – 06:43 . 2.Billie-Doo (Thad Jones) – 07:30 . 3.If I Love Again (Jack Murray, Ben Oakland) – 07:27 . 4.If Someone Had Told Me (Peter Derose, Charles Tobias) – 05:51 . 5.Thedia (Thad Jones) – 10:35

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Musicians : Thad Jones – Trumpet . Billy Mitchell – Tenor Saxophone . Kenny Burrell – Guitar On (7) . Barry Harris – Piano . Percy Heath – Bass . Max Roach – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Leonard Feather – Liner Notes . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On July 9 & 14, 1956 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In 1956 By Blue Note.

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The musicianship being at such a lofty plateau, so intelligently selected and executed, this CD is a must-have for every collectionand is generally regarded as the very best work of Jones, later big-band recordings with Mel Lewis notwithstanding. […]

Zappaholic @ RateYourMusic
But as far as the album goes, “April in Paris” is the only song that is very memorable. And that’s only because I’m familiar with Count Basie‘s version of it. The rest of the songs are harmless, kind of generic 1950s Jazz, that blurs together. […]

All About Jazz
It’s timeless music that reveals a musician with great chops, fine composing and arranging skillsand a serious understanding of the blues. […]


‘The Magnificent Thad Jones


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