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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra (Live)

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Born: March 28, 1923 in Pontiac, MI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

A harmonically advanced trumpeter/cornetist with a distinctive sound, as well as a talented arranger/composer, Thad Jones (the younger brother of Hank and older brother of Elvin) had a very productive career. Self-taught on trumpet, he started playing professionally with Hank Jones and Sonny Stitt when he was 16. After serving in the military (1943-1946), Jones worked in territory bands in the Midwest. During 1950-1953 he performed regularly with Billy Mitchell's quintet in Detroit and he made a...
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