The Magnificent Thad Jones on Blue Note 1527

This album is very enjoyable. The cover art oozes jazz to me. Thad Jones trumpet playing is smooth and his sound is quite pleasant. I like it. The formidable Max Roach plays drums on this. He always delivers high quality drum parts, and he doesn't disappoint here. He plays somewhat laid back on the majority of tunes here though and just provides some nice selected drum work to complement the quite smooth, flowing music.

The other personnel are Billy Mitchell on tenor saxophone, Barry Harris on piano and Percy Heath on double bass. The condition of this rare original 1st pressing is superb, both cover and vinyl. Favorite pick from this will have to be the opening tune "April In Paris". It sets a mellow mood.  A pleasant album. A nice addition to any collection.