It was terribly cold, yet terribly beautiful outside. So I decided to come out and play a ballad. 

This is from our recent tour stop in Wilmington Delaware! Come out to see the Drumline Live tour if we’re in your city…tickets and tour dates available on line

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Thaddeus ThadJones (March 28, 1923 – August 20, 1986)

American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader born in Pontiac, Michigan. 

Portrait of musician Thad Jones, holding a flugelhorn. Label on back: “Thad Jones.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library

Charlie Parker and his band

From a comment:

If that is Max Roach on drums, then that is around the time Bird was a constant performer at the Royal Roost. I don’t see Miles Davis in the group, so I would assume this is after the Christmas of 1948. If that is Kenny Dorham on Trumpet, which it looks like, then this is probably after 1948.

Miles Davis left the group, because he said he didn’t ‘like the way Duke Jordan,’ looked at him. Miles told Charlie Parker, “I don’t like the way he looks at me. We should kick him out the band.”..Bird told Miles, “Miles, the day you get your own band you can kick out whoever, until then, he stays.” Kenny Dorham became the immediate replacement of Miles Davis, after Miles pulled a no show Christmas Eve 1948 and started his own thing.

im sitting in the parking lot at dollar general listening to the CD from region band this year with the windows down and this dude just gave me a “why are you listening to the star spangled banner” look. it’s ART, hoe

Finished this tour off strong in south Florida (show was in Pembroke Pines but I’m playing in Los olas in vid). Thanks to all that came out to support and those who supported from afar. Love you guys and stay tuned for the next endeavors 🙏🏾

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