Various Artists: The Jones Boys

Unlike sessions which united Thad with his brothers, here he keeps up with various unrelated Joneses; a beautifully swinging rhythm section of elegantissimo pianist Jimmy, solidly walking Eddie, and drum master Jo, with Reunald and Quincy added on trumpet and fluegelhorn for about half the tracks. Thad is in spectacular form, sailing along on the unique quartet sides, or happily sharing solo space with impressive Basie section-mate Reunald in the sextet, where Quincy’s fine, early arranging style is heard to advantage.