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


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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 contemporary and sophisticated top-class big band music, underlining the talents that made him such an influential figure in later years.

Track Listing:

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra: 1. Walkin' -   2. A Sleepin' Bee -   3. Sermonette -   4. Stockholm Sweetnin' -   5. Evening In Paris -   6. Boo's Blues -   Quincy Jones All Stars: 7. Dancin' Pants -   8. Blues Day -   9. Bright Moon -   10. No Bones At All -   11. The Oom Is Blues -   12. Be My Guest -   13. Medley: What's New, We'll Be Together Again, Time On My Hands

CD2: Quincy Jones All Stars: 1. London Derriere -   2. Kings Road Blues -   Quincy Jones And His Orchestra: 3. The Birth Of A Band -   4. Moanin' -   5. I Remember Clifford -   6. Along Came Betty -   7. Tickle Toe -   8. Happy Faces -   9. Whisper Not -   10. The Gypsy -   11. A Change Of Pace -   12. Tuxedo Junction -   13. Lester Leaps In -   14. Ghana -   15. Caravan -   16. Everybody's Blues -   17. Cherokee (Indian Love Song) -   18. Air Mail Special -   19. They Say It's Wonderful -   20. Chant Of The Weed -   21. I Never Has Seen Snow -

CD3: Quincy Jones And His Orchestra: 1. Eesom -   2. Pleasingly Plump -   3. G'wan Train -   4. Moonglow -   5. Tone Poem -   6. You Turned The Tables On Me -   7. Chinese Checkers -   8. Love Is Here To Stay -   9. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set -   10. Trouble On My Mind -   11. A Sunday Kind Of Love -   12. Hot Sake -   13. Strike Up The Band -   14. Africana -   15. Meadowlands - 16. Rico Vacilon -   17. Under Paris Skies -   18. Mack The Knife -   19. Manolete De Espana -   20. Baia -   21. Come Back To Sorrento -   22. Dear Old Stockholm -

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