The Magnificent Thad Jones

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The Magnificent Thad Jones
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Studio album by Thad Jones
Released January 1957[1]
Recorded July 9 & 14, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 38:06 original LP
49:37 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BLP 1527
Producer Alfred Lion
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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.[2]


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 5 stars stating "this quintet makes truly great jazz music together... The musicianship being at such a lofty plateau, so intelligently selected and executed, this CD is a must-have for every collection, and is generally regarded as the very best work of Jones, later big-band recordings with Mel Lewis notwithstanding".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) - 6:43
  2. "Billie-Doo" (Thad Jones) - 7:30
  3. "If I Love Again" (Jack Murray, Ben Oakland) - 7:27
  4. "If Someone Had Told Me" (Peter DeRose, Charles Tobias) - 5:51
  5. "Thedia" (Jones) - 10:35
  6. "I've Got a Crush on You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 7:38 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Something to Remember You By" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 3:53 Bonus track on CD reissue

Recorded on July 9 (#7) and 14 (all others), 1956.



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 12, 1957
  2. ^ Blue Note discography accessed December 26, 2010
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed December 26, 2010