Quincy Jones & His Orchestra – Early Years: Six Complete Albums 1957-61 (3CDS)

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Release Date: 2023

Label: Acrobat Music

 

Track List

Disc: 1

Walkin’
A Sleepin’ Bee
Sermonette
Stockholm Sweetnin’
Evening In Paris
Boo’s Blues
Dancin’ Pants
Blues Day
Bright Moon
No Bones At All
The Oom Is Blues
Be My Guest
Medley: What’s New, We’ll Be Together Again, Time On My Hands, You Go To My Head, Laura

Disc: 2

London Derriere
Kings Road Blues
The Birth Of A Band
Moanin’
I Remember Clifford
Along Came Betty
Tickle Toe
Happy Faces
Whisper Not
The Gypsy
A Change Of Pace
Tuxedo Junction
Lester Leaps In
Ghana
Caravan
Everybody’s Blues
Cherokee (Indian Love Song)
Air Mail Special
They Say It’s Wonderful
Chant Of The Weed
I Never Has Seen Snow

Disc: 3

Eesom
Pleasingly Plump
G’wan Train
Moonglow
Tone Poem
You Turned The Tables On Me
Chinese Checkers
Love Is Here To Stay
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
Trouble On My Mind
A Sunday Kind Of Love
Hot Sake
Strike Up The Band
Africana
Meadowlands
Rico Vacilon
Under Paris Skies
Mack The Knife
Manolete De Espana
Baia
Come Back To Sorrento
Dear Old Stockholm

 

Notes

Quincy Jones has become one of the most prominent personalities in popular music as a trumpeter and pianist who became an arranger, composer, bandleader, record producer and film & TV producer, and winner of a Grammy Legend Award in 1992, and who in 2022 is still active after a 70-year career, during which he has been involved with the success of illustrious artists from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson. In the era addressed here in the late ’50s and early ’60s he was leading his own highly-acclaimed big band, touring the world, although it failed to make money, with Jones saying : “We had the best jazz band on the planet, and yet we were literally starving. That’s when I discovered that there was music, and there was the music business.” This 56-track 3-CD set comprises jazz and big band recordings from his early career leading his own band, and includes all the titles from his original LPs “This Is How I Feel About Jazz” and “Go West, Man!” for ABC-Paramount, and “The Birth Of A Band”, “The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones”, “I Dig Dancers” and “Around The World” for Mercury. It’s an exciting and revealing insight into his skills as a composer and arranger and a feast of highly innovative, contemporary and sophisticated top-class big band music, underlining the talents that made him such an influential figure in later years.

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