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Quincy Jones

Though now a world-renowned media mogul, Quincy Jones began as a jazz prodigy, composing for a galaxy of big names as well as his own star-packed ensembles. Geoffrey Smith celebrates his jazz roots, anticipating Monday's Quincy Jones Prom.

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Sun 21 Aug 2016 00:00

Music Played

  • Lionel Hampton

    Kingfish

    • Lionel Hampton Classics 1951-1953.
    • 3.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Jessica's Day

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • 2.
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Mobley, Wade Legge, Lou Hackney & Charlie Persip

    Hey Pete

    • Dizzy Gillespie 1953-1954.
    • Classics.
    • 4.
  • Quincy Jones

    Stockholm Sweetnin'

    • This is How I Feel about Jazz.
    • Lonehill Jazz.
    • 2.
  • Quincy Jones

    Evening In Paris

    • This is How I Feel about Jazz.
    • Lonehill Jazz.
    • 3.
  • Dinah Washington

    Makin' Whoopee

    • THE SWINGIN' MISS "D".
    • VERVE.
    • 3.
  • Count Basie & THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA

    For Lena And Lennie

    • ONE MORE TIME.
    • ROULETTE.
    • 1.
  • Quincy Jones & Quincy Jones and His Orchestra

    The Birth of a Band

    • The Birth of the Band.
    • MERCURY.
    • 1.
  • Quincy Jones & Quincy Jones and His Orchestra

    Whisper Not

    • The Birth of the Band.
    • MERCURY.
    • 2.
  • Quincy Jones & Jones

    Straight No Chaser

    • THE QUINTESSENCE.
    • MCA.
    • 4.
  • Quincy Jones & Jones

    Hard Sock Dance

    • THE QUINTESSENCE.
    • MCA.
    • 6.
  • Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra

    Let The Good Times Roll

    • Brother Ray The Genius.
    • Fremeaux & Associes.
    • 12.
  • Quincy Jones

    Killer Joe

    • WALKING IN SPACE.
    • A&M.
    • 3.

Performers

  Title:  Kingfish  
  Artist: Lionel Hampton 
  Composers: Quincy Jones 
  Album Title: Lionel Hampton Classics 1951-1953 
  Label:  Classics Catalogue No: 1429 
  Duration: 02’52 
  Performers: Benny Bailey, Quincy Jones, Ed Mullens, Leo Shepherd, Walter Williams, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Al Grey, Paul Lee, Benny Powell, trombone; Bobby Plater, Jerome Richardson, flute; Gil Bernal, Johnny Board, tenor saxophone; Curtis Lowe, Ben Kynard,  baritone saxophone; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackel, guitar; Roy Johnson, bass; Ellis Bartee, drums.

  Title:  Jessica's Day  
  Artist: Dizzy Gillespie 
  Composers: Quincy Jones 
  Album Title: Four Classic Albums 
  Label:  Avid Catalogue No: AMSC968 
  Duration: 04’46 
  Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, Emmett Berry, Carl Warwick, Quincy Jones, Joe Gordon, trumpet; Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Rod Leavitt, trombone; Phil Woods, Jimmy Powell, alto saxophone; Ernie Wilkins, Billy Mitchell, tenor saxophone; Marty Flax, baritone saxophone; Walter Davis, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

  Title:  Hey Pete  
  Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
  Composers: Buster Harding & Dizzy Gillespie 
  Album Title: Dizzy Gillespie 1953-1954 
  Label:  Classics Catalogue No: Classics-1424 
  Duration: 05’06  
  Performers: Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, EV Perry, Carl Warwick, trumpet; Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Rod Levitt, trombone; Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods, alto saxophone; Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins, tenor saxophone; Marty Flax, baritone saxophone; Walter Davies, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

  Title:  Stockholm Sweetnin’  
  Artist: Quincy Jones 
  Composers: Quincy Jones 
  Album Title: This is How I Feel about Jazz 
  Label:  Lonehill Jazz  Catalogue No: LHJ10273 
  Duration: 05’39
  Performers: Art Farmer, Ernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, trombone; Phil Woods, alto saxophone; Bunny Bardach, Lucky Thompson, tenor saxophone; Jerome Richardson, flute; Jack Nimitz, baritone saxophone; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Charlie Persip, drums. 
 
  Title:  Evening in Paris  
  Artist: Quincy Jones
  Composers: Victor Feldman 
  Album Title: This is How I Feel about Jazz 
  Label:  Lonehill Jazz  Catalogue No: LHJ10273 
  Duration: 04’06 
  Performers: Art Farmer, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Gene Quill, alto saxophone; Zoot Sims, tenor saxophone; Herbie Mann, flute; Jack Nimitz, baritone saxophone; Hank Jones, piano; Charlie Persip, drums.

  Title:  Makin’ Whoopee  
  Artist: Dinah Washington 
  Composers: Donaldson/Kahn/Jones 
  Album Title: The Swingin’ Miss D 
  Label:  Verve Catalogue No: 558 074-2 
  Duration: 02’26 
  Performers: Jimmy Maxwell, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Doc Severinsen, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Quentin Jackson, trombone; Tommy Mitchell, baritone trombone; Hal McKusick, alto saxophone; Anthony Ortega, alto saxophone; Jerome Richardson, Lucky Thompson, clarinet; Danny Bank, baritone saxophone; Don Elliot, trumpet; Clarence “Sleepy” Anderson, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.

  Title:  For Lena and Lennie  
  Artist: Count Basie 
  Composers: Quincy Jones 
  Album Title: One More Time 
  Label:  Roulette Catalogue No: CDP-7972712 
  Duration: 03’50
  Performers: Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, trumpet; Al Grey, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, trombone; Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell, Charles Fowlkes, saxophone; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Eddie Jones, bass; Sonny Payne, drums.

  Title:  The Birth of a Band  
  Artist: Quincy Jones
  Composers: Quincy Jones 
  Album Title: The Birth of the Band 
  Label:  Mercury Catalogue No: MMC-14038 
  Duration: 02’50 
  Performers: Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, Zoot Sims, Sahib Shibab, saxophone; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson, trombone; Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, trumpet; Patricia Anne Bown, piano; Milton Hinton, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums.

  Title:  Whisper Not  
  Artist: Quincy Jones
  Composers: Benny Golson
  Album Title: The Birth of the Band 
  Label:  Mercury Catalogue No: MMC-14038 
  Duration: 03’20
  Performers: Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, Zoot Sims, Sahib Shibab, saxophone; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson, trombone; Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Joe Newma, trumpet; Patricia Anne Bown, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums.

  Title:  Straight, No Chaser  
  Artist: Quincy Jones 
  Composers: Thelonious Monk 
  Album Title: The Quintessence 
  Label:  MCA Catalogue No: MCAD-5728 
  Duration: 02’23
  Performers: Snooky Young, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Melba Liston, Curtis Fuller, Paul Faulise, Thomas Mitchell, Billy Byers, trombone; Phil Woods, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, saxophone; Julius Watkins, James Buffington, Earl Chapin, Ray Alonge, French horn; Harvey Phillips, tuba; Gloria Agostini, harp; Patricia Bown, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; James Johnson, drums.

  Title:  Hard Sock Dance  
  Artist: Quincy Jones
  Composers: Quincy Jones 
  Album Title: The Quintessence 
  Label:  MCA Catalogue No: MCAD-5728 
  Duration: 03’15  
  Performers: Thad Jones, Al DeRisi, Freddie Hubbard, Snooky Young, trumpet; Rodney Levitt, Melba Liston, Paul Faulise, Billy Byers, trombone; Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Eric Dixon, Frank Wess, Oliver Nelson, saxophone; Patricia Bown, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Bill English, drums.

  Title:  Let The Good Times Roll  
  Artist: Ray Charles 
  Composers: Moore/Thread 
  Album Title: Brother Ray The Genius 
  Label:  Fremeaux & Associes Catalogue No: FA5350 
  Duration: 02’50
  Performers: Ray Charles, piano & vocals; Snooky Young, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt, Joe Newman, trumpet; Al Grey, Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston, Thomas Mitchell, trombone; Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, alto saxophone; Billy Mitchell, tenor saxophone; Hank Crawford, Charlie Fowlkes, baritone saxophone; Freddie Green, guitar; Edgar Willis, Eddie Jones, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

  Title:  Killer Joe  
  Artist: Quincy Jones
  Composers: Benny Golson
  Album Title: Walking in Space 
  Label:  A&M Catalogue No: 543-4992 
  Duration: 05’06 
  Performers: Joel Kaye, Roland Kirk, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, saxophone; Freddie Hubbard, Lloyd Michels, Marvin Stamm, Dick Williams, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, JJ Johnson, Alan Raph, Tony Studd, trombone; Paul Griffin, piano; Eric Gale, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Grady Tate, drums.  

 

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