November 21, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST

The Complete Blue Note UA/Roulette Recordings of Thad Jones

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Thad Jones
Producers
Mosaic
genre
Jazz
We gave it a B+

Before he became a linchpin for groundbreaking contemporary big band the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Jones was one of the most distinctive, if atypical, figures of the hard-bop era. His advanced sense of compositional form and his arresting, dissonance-laced trumpet playing highlight The Complete Blue Note UA/Roulette Recordings of Thad Jones, an absorbing set of all-star small-group sessions. B+

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