Body Heat

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
At the time, Body Heat was a breathtaking leap for Quincy Jones, right into the very heart of mainstream commercial soul -- and it turned out to be very lucrative, rising to number six on the pop album charts. Jazz per se has been left far behind but the same musical sensibility, the same brilliant production skills, and the same knack for what will appeal to a wider audience are still at work, and the result is a surprisingly pleasing album. Amazingly, Jones still draws a constellation of jazz stars into his studio bands Herbie Hancock, Frank Rosolino, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Grady Tate, Bob James, plus soul names like Billy Preston, Bernard Purdie and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
At the time, Body Heat was a breathtaking leap for Quincy Jones, right into the very heart of mainstream commercial soul -- and it turned out to be very lucrative, rising to number six on the pop album charts. Jazz per se has been left far behind but the same musical sensibility, the same brilliant production skills, and the same knack for what will appeal to a wider audience are still at work, and the result is a surprisingly pleasing album. Amazingly, Jones still draws a constellation of jazz stars into his studio bands Herbie Hancock, Frank Rosolino, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Grady Tate, Bob James, plus soul names like Billy Preston, Bernard Purdie and the soon-to-be-ubiquitous guitarist Wah Wah Watson. The emphasis, though, is first on the honeyed soul vocals from a variety of newcomers, and second on the funky grooves laced with the buzz of now-prized analogue synthesizers and wah-wah guitars. There is one reminder of Jones' big-band days, a busy electronic retro-fitting of his classic chart of Benny Golson's "Along Came Betty," where one can hear Laws blow at some length. Otherwise, to paraphrase Jones himself, if you check your jazz boots at the door, you might enjoy this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021319127
  • Catalog Number: 3191
  • Sales rank: 24,691

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quincy Jones Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Al Jarreau Vocals
Billy Preston Organ
Minnie Riperton Vocals
Pete Christlieb Horn
Herbie Hancock Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano
Bob James Electric Piano
Hubert Laws Horn
Jerome Richardson Horn
Paul Humphrey Drums
Chuck Rainey Bass
Grady Tate Drums
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Dennis Coffey Guitar
Arthur Adams Guitar
David T. Walker Guitar
Bobbye Hall Percussion
Tom Bahler Vocals
Max Bennett Bass
Malcolm Cecil Synthesizer
Dave Grusin Synthesizer, Drums, Electric Piano
Melvin Dunlap Bass
Chuck Findley Horn
Bruce Fisher Vocals
James Gadson Drums
Eric Gale Guitar
Jim Gilstrap Vocals
Joseph Greene Vocals
Benard Ighner Vocals
Jesse Kirkland Vocals
Robert Margouleff Synthesizer
Myrna Matthews Vocals
Mike Melvoin Synthesizer
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Frank Rosolino Horn
Clifford Solomon Horn
Richard Tee Electric Piano
Wah-Wah Watson Guitar
Carolyn Willis Vocals
Leon Ware Vocals
Technical Credits
Quincy Jones Arranger, Composer, Producer
Ray Brown Producer
Dave Grusin Composer
Bruce Fisher Composer
Benard Ighner Composer
Phil (Boogie) Schier Engineer
Tom Babler Composer
Leon Ware Composer
Stan Richardson Composer
Rick Collins Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My interest was peaked

    This album, along with Donald Byrd's "Blackbyrd", got me interested in jazz. Twenty- one years later, I still play it. It is almost perfection, with the exception of "Walking in Space"...

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