A Quiet Sip …

Today, I remember Mad Thad. Born on March 28th, 1923. He would have been 90 years old.

A Michigan man.

He played with everyone, a true populist. The democracy of Hard Bop. Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Sonny Stitt, Ben Webster, Count Basie, and more.

In 1957, he recorded “Mad Thad.”

On that album, he played with my man Doug Watkins.

The Hard Bop of Watkins.

On that record, a cut called “Quiet Sip,” written by Thad himself.

MadThad_ThadJones

Tonight, Mr. Jones and me, we don’t go in for the myth of Spanish dances. We know their names are not Maria. We don’t want to be Bob Dylan.

All we want, Mr. Jones and me, is a Quiet Sip.

All I want, Mr. Jones, is a Quiet Sip.

07cmb1

To you, Mad Thad, a quiet toast.




Categories: Wine & Music, Wine and Jazz

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: