Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones

Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones

by Quincy Jones
     
 

Over the course of five decades in the music business, Quincy Jones -- Q to his friends -- has seen it all. More to the point, he's done it all, from arranging big-band sides to scoring films to producing many of pop music's most enduring icons to recording his own eclectic body of work. This chronologically arranged, four-disc box set tells Jones's story in sound… See more details below

Overview

Over the course of five decades in the music business, Quincy Jones -- Q to his friends -- has seen it all. More to the point, he's done it all, from arranging big-band sides to scoring films to producing many of pop music's most enduring icons to recording his own eclectic body of work. This chronologically arranged, four-disc box set tells Jones's story in sound every bit as effectively as his simultaneously released autobiography does in prose. One of the most illuminating elements of this handsomely packaged box is Disc 1, which focuses on Q's early, lesser-known jazz work, including Duke Ellington's recording of the Jones-penned "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set" and vivid arrangements for singers as diverse as Peggy Lee ("As Time Goes By") and Big Maybelle ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"). The set's second disc showcases Q's mastery of mood, via nearly two dozen contributions to the lexicon of film and television. Here, the results are both elegant -- in themes from The Pawnbroker and The Deadly Affair -- and wacky, as in his junkyard funk theme from Sanford and Son. Disc 3 compiles the production work that he's best known for: tracks from Michael Jackson's Thriller and Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon" as well as several songs that will leave listeners exclaiming, "That was him?" The latter category includes Lesley Gore's classic melodrama "You Don't Own Me" and the Brothers Johnson's' space-funk chestnut "Strawberry Letter 23." Q concludes with a career-spanning disc highlighting Jones's solo recordings, which stretch from the smoky jazz of "Killer Joe" (recorded with legendary reedmen Hubert Laws and Freddie Hubbard) to swelling ballads such as the James Ingram-sung "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways" to the hip-hop extravaganza "Back on the Block," a jam laced with raps from Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, and Kool Moe Dee. The 100-page companion booklet includes essays from journalists Nat Hentoff, Gerald Earley, and Don Heckman, as well as an annotated track listing, lots of photos, and appreciations from Maya Angelou, Michael Jackson, Bono, and others. Between 1951 and 1995, millions of music fans the world over have been touched by the musical compositions of Quincy Jones, and this 74-song collection reminds us just how deep Q's hands reach in the fertile soil of pop culture.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although Rhino's four-disc box set, Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones, was released to coincide with Quincy Jones' autobiography, and that's what gives the set the title, the set would have an appropriate moniker even if Jones hadn't put his life story to paper. That's because this box set really does tell his story, partially because its four discs are divided so cleanly. The first is Jumpin' in the Woodshed, devoted to Quincy Jones the jazzman, featuring sessions that he led and mostly sessions where he was a sideman. The second is Gone Hollywood, meaning that it contains selections of his work for motion pictures and television, including his productions for other artists (Ray Charles' "In the Heat of the Night," Diana Ross and Michael Jackson's "Ease on Down the Road") and songs he cut that later were popularized in movies ("Soul Bossa Nova," otherwise known as the theme to Austin Powers). The third is Hit Man, which is devoted to his productions and arrangements for other artists, including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, James Ingram, the Brothers Johnson, and Paul Simon. Finally, there's "The Dude Throws Down," consisting entirely of selections from his star-studded collaborations of the late '80s and '90s. That final volume may accurately represent the final chapter of his career, but apart from the great urban ballad "One Hundred Ways," it's pretty dull, illustrating why these meticulous studio concoctions of Jones are misconceived; but the other discs are pretty terrific, not just capturing the essence of his work in each style, but drawing connections where you might not think connections exist -- especially on Hit Man, as Lesley Gore's girl group "You Don't Own Me" rubs shoulders with the Brothers Johnson's "Stomp!," and it's possible to hear Quincy's work on both. This may not be a set that you'd put on a whole lot, even if the first three discs work expertly as collections spotlighting Jones' various strengths, but this set couldn't have told Quincy Jones' story better, and it's worthy of being called a musical biography.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2001
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227436322
catalogNumber:
74363

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Kingfish
  2. Stockholm Sweetnin'
  3. I'm Gone
  4. Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home
  5. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  6. The Song Is You
  7. Let Me off Uptown
  8. Makin' Whoopee  -  Quincy Jones & His Orchestra
  9. Misty
  10. Moanin'  -  Quincy Jones Big Band
  11. One Mint Julep
  12. As Time Goes By
  13. Sophisticated Lady  -  Quincy Jones & His Orchestra
  14. Quintessence  -  Quincy Jones & His Orchestra
  15. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
  16. I Can't Stop Loving You
  17. I'm Beginning to See the Light
  18. Faith
  19. Tribute to Benny Carter
  20. Springsville
  21. My Buddy

Disc 2

  1. Soul Bossa Nova
  2. In the Heat of the Night
  3. The Pawnbroker
  4. Ease on Down the Road
  5. Eyes of Love
  6. Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater)
  7. Come Back Charleston Blue
  8. Hicky-Burr
  9. Ironside
  10. You Put It on Me
  11. Who Needs Forever?
  12. For Love of Ivy (End Title)
  13. Call Me Mister Tibbs (Main Title)
  14. The Time for Love Is Anytime
  15. The Hot Rock (End Title)
  16. Mirage
  17. Theme from the Anderson Tapes
  18. The Spell You Spin (the Web You Weave)
  19. Lonely Bottles
  20. Love Theme from "The Getaway"
  21. Money Runner/Money Is [Medley]
  22. Miss Celie's Blues
  23. Many Rains Ago

Disc 3

  1. Fly Me to the Moon
  2. Thriller
  3. Baby Come to Me
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. Yah Mo B There
  6. You Don't Own Me
  7. Stomp!
  8. Do You Love What You Feel
  9. Something So Right
  10. Strawberry Letter 23
  11. Somewhere
  12. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
  13. How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
  14. State of Independence
  15. We Are the World

Disc 4

  1. Killer Joe  - Freddie Hubbard
  2. Stuff Like That  - Valerie Simpson
  3. Everything Must Change  - Benard Ighner
  4. I Heard That!!  -  Wattsline
  5. Tell Me a Bedtime Story  - Hubert Laws
  6. Beautiful Black Girl  -  Watts Prophets
  7. Takin' It to the Streets
  8. Walking in Space  - Valerie Simpson
  9. Just Once
  10. One Hundred Ways  - Greg Phillinganes
  11. Let the Good Times Roll  - Stevie Wonder
  12. Moody's Mood for Love  - Brian McKnight
  13. Back on the Block  - Melle Mel
  14. Setembro  - Sarah Vaughan
  15. The Secret Garden  -  DeBarge

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Quincy Jones   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Conductor,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Bill Cosby   Vocals,cowbell
Big Maybelle   Vocals
Lalo Schifrin   Piano
Waylon Jennings   Background Vocals
Willie Nelson   Background Vocals
James Cleveland   Background Vocals
Sandra Crouch   Conductor
Lincoln Mayorga   Conductor
Harry Belafonte   Background Vocals
Jarreau   Background Vocals
Bette Midler   Background Vocals
Frank Sinatra   Vocals
Dionne Warwick   Background Vocals
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Lindsey Buckingham   Background Vocals
Kim Carnes   Background Vocals
Ray Charles   Organ,Vocals
Christopher Cross   Background Vocals
Bob Dylan   Background Vocals
Aretha Franklin   Piano,Vocals
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Bob Geldof   Background Vocals
Lesley Gore   Vocals
Gwen Guthrie   Vocals,Background Vocals
Daryl Hall & John Oates   Background Vocals
Donny Hathaway   Vocals
James Ingram   Vocals
Michael Jackson   Percussion,Vocals
Billy Joel   Background Vocals
Margie Joseph   Vocals
Cyndi Lauper   Background Vocals
Kenny Loggins   Background Vocals
Michael McDonald   Background Vocals
Pointer Sisters   Background Vocals
Billy Preston   Organ
Lionel Richie   Background Vocals
Smokey Robinson   Background Vocals
Diana Ross   Vocals,Background Vocals
Brenda Russell   Background Vocals
Paul Simon   Guitar,Vocals
Bruce Springsteen   Background Vocals
Donna Summer   Vocals
Tina Turner   Background Vocals
Luther Vandross   Vocals,Background Vocals
Barry White   Vocals,Spoken Word
George Adams   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Trumpet,Cornet
Gerald Albright   Alto Saxophone
Monty Alexander   Keyboards
Benny Bailey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Count Basie   Piano
Louie Bellson   Drums
Tony Bennett   Vocals
George Benson   Guitar,Vocals
Jerry Bergonzi   Tenor Saxophone
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Milt Buckner   Piano
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Pete Christlieb   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Buddy Collette   Alto Flute
Art Davis   Bass
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Richard Davis   Acoustic Bass
George Duke   fender rhodes
Billy Eckstine   Vocals
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Victor Feldman   Vibes,Shaker
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
Gil Goldstein   Keyboards
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar,Shaker
Urbie Green   Trombone
Grey   Trombone
George Gruntz   Keyboards,Leader
Jim Hall   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Herbie Hancock   Electric Piano
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Shirley Horn   Vocals
Dick Hyman   Keyboards
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Eddie Jefferson   Background Vocals
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Roger Kellaway   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Steve Khan   Guitar
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Stritch
Gene Krupa   Drums
Hubert Laws   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Melba Liston   Trombone
Bob Malach   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone
Shelly Manne   Drums
Dave McKenna   Piano
Pierre Michelot   Bass
Grover Mitchell   Trombone
James Moody   Alto Saxophone
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Oliver Nelson   Reeds
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Anthony Ortega   Alto Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Duke Pearson   Piano
Bill Perkins   Flute,Alto Flute,Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford   Bass,Cello
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Joe Sample   Keyboards
Bud Shank   Alto Flute,Woodwind
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Spann   Flute,Guitar
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Tom Varner   French Horn
Jack Walrath   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dinah Washington   Vocals
Julius Watkins   French Horn
George Young   Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Patti Bown   Piano
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Joe Darensbourg   Clarinet
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Lars Gullin   Baritone Saxophone
Bengt Hallberg   Piano
Paul Humphrey   Percussion,Drums,cowbell
Howard Johnson   Tuba,Baritone Saxophone
Lou Levy   Piano
Hal McKusick   Alto Saxophone
Ake Persson   Trombone
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Mike Richmond   Bass
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Aaron Sachs   Tenor Saxophone
Manfred Schoof   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Eddie Shu   Tenor Saxophone
Grady Tate   Drums
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Bill Watrous   Trombone
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
John D'earth   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Rachelle Ferrell   Vocals
Stu Martin   Drums
Wallace Roney   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bill Summers   Percussion,Background Vocals
Alex Foster   Soprano Saxophone
Tevin Campbell   Vocals
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards
Arthur Adams   Guitar
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Rose Banks   Background Vocals
Paul Beaver   Synthesizer
Bill Champlin   Background Vocals
Toya Jackson   Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
David T. Walker   Guitar
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Charles May   Vocals
Marlon Jackson   Background Vocals
Vincent Price   Narrator
Felix Slatkin   Violin
John Clark   French Horn
Artie Kane   Piano
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Brian McKnight   Vocals
Jackie Jackson   Background Vocals
Howard McCrary   Background Vocals
Anita O'Day   Vocals
Chano Pozo   Bongos,Conga
Chuck Connors   Trombone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Bob Cranshaw   Electric Bass
Sekou Bunch   Bass
Carlos Goméz   Percussion
Bobbye Hall   Percussion
Aarons   Trumpet
Gloria Agostini   Harp
Porcino   Trumpet
Jocelyn Allen   Background Vocals
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson   Piano
William Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Andraé Crouch   Conductor
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
Rodney Armstrong   Vocals
Victor Arno   Violin
Nick Ashford   Vocals
John Audino   Trumpet
Joe Zawinul   Synthesizer
Tom Bahler   Background Vocals
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Brian Banks   Synthesizer
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Dave Bargeron   Euphonium
Everett Barksdale   Banjo
Ellis Bartes   Drums
Arnold Belnick   Violin
John Bello   Trumpet
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Max Bennett   Bass
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Paul Bergstrom   Cello
Gil Bernal   Tenor Saxophone
Dara Lynn Bernard   Background Vocals
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Johnny Board   Tenor Saxophone
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer,Keyboards
George Bohannon   Trombone
Bono   Vocals
Aubrey Bouck   French Horn
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Alex Brofsky   French Horn
Ray Brown   Bass,String Bass
Delmar Brown   Keyboards
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Bobby Bruce   Violin
Billy Byers   Trombone
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Piano
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
James Buffington   French Horn
Larry Bunker   Percussion
Roy Burrowes   Trumpet
Jaki Byard   Keyboards
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Julian Cawdry   Flute,Piccolo
Paul Chambers   Bass
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Chaka Khan   Vocals
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Earl Chapin   French Horn
Alvin Chea   Vocals
Vivian Cherry   Background Vocals
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Herman Clebanoff   Violin
Sonny Cohn   Trumpet
Henry Coker   Trombone
John Collins   Guitar
Rudy Collins   Drums
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Dave Grusin   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Clavinet,ARP
Pierre Cullaz   Guitar
Roland Dahinden   Trombone
Rollice Dale   Viola
James A. Decker   French Horn
Jack Del Rio   Percussion
Cedric Dent   Vocals
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
George Devens   Percussion
Alvin Dinkin   Viola
Eric Dixon   Tenor Saxophone
George Doering   Guitar
Don Elliott   Human Whistle,Xylophone,Vibes
Don Dorsey   Synclavier
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Bonnie Douglas   Violin
Johnny Drew   Bass
Duke Ellington   Piano,Conductor
Melvin Dunlap   Bass
Xavier Duss   Oboe
Sheila E.   Background Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
Reiner Erb   Bassoon
Gene Estes   Percussion
Miles Evans   Trumpet
Voncielle Faggett   Background Vocals
Paul Faulise   Trombone
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Cecil Figelski   Viola
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Steve Gadd   Drums
James Gadson   Drums
Alexander Gafa   Guitar
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Eric Gale   Guitar
Kenny Garrett   Alto Saxophone
Jacques Gasselin   Violin
Christian Gavillet   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Grant Geissman   Guitar
James Getzoff   Violin
Tammie Gibson   Background Vocals
Benny Gill   Violin
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Sal Giorgianni   Alto Saxophone
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Gene Goe   Trumpet
Catherine Gotthoffer   Harp
Janice Gower   Violin
Gary Grant   Slide Trumpet
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
William Green   Woodwind
Paul Griffin   Piano,Keyboards
Lani Groves   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Terry Harrington   Woodwind
Hilda Harris   Background Vocals
Harry Lookofsky   Violin,Concert Master
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Roy Haynes   Drums
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Richard Heath   Percussion
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Marlo Henderson   Guitar
Sam Herman   Guitar
Conrad Herwig   Trombone
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Slide Trumpet
Milt Hinton   Bass
Dick Hixson   Bass Trombone
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Leon Huff   Piano
Bill Hughes   Trombone
Kim Hutchcroft   Baritone Saxophone
Ice-T   Rap
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Marilyn Jackson   Background Vocals
Tito Jackson   Background Vocals
Mortonette Jenkins   Vocals
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Augie Johnson   Background Vocals
George Johnson   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Osie Johnson   Drums
Keg Johnson   Trombone
Leonard Johnson   Trumpet
Louis Johnson   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Roy Lee Johnson   Bass
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Virgil Jones   Trumpet
Edd Kalehoff   Synthesizer,Moog Synthesizer
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
Armand Karpoff   Cello
Nathan Kaproff   Violin
Louis Kaufman   Violin
Carol Kaye   Bass
Joel Kaye   Saxophone
Milton Kestenbaum   String Bass
Joey Kibble   Vocals
Mark Kibble   Vocals
Porter Kilbert   Alto Saxophone
B.B. King   Guitar,Vocals
Jesse Kirkland   Background Vocals
Ray Kramer   Cello
Billy Kyle   Piano
Ben Kynard   Baritone Saxophone
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Charles Loper   Trombone
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Curtis Lowe   Tenor Saxophone
Dan Lube   Violin
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Alfred Lustgarten   Violin
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Billy Mackel   Guitar
Arthur Maebe   Trombone
Tony Maiden   Guitar,Vocals
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Johnny Mandel   Synthesizer,Strings,Woodwind
Sam Marowitz   Alto Saxophone
Harvey Mason   Drums
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
George Matthews   Trombone
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Carmen McRae   Vocals
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Yolanda McCullough   Vocals
Earl McIntyre   Euphonium
Mike Melvoin   Synthesizer
Lloyd Michels   Trumpet
Big Chief Russell Moore   Trombone
Perry Morgan   Background Vocals
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Sidney Muldrow   French Horn
Ed Mullens   Trumpet
Dick Nash   Trombone
George Neikrug   Cello
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Jack Noren   Drums
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Bill Nuttycombe   Violin
Anne O'Brien   Flute
Fred Ohms   Trombone
Jeffrey Osborne   Background Vocals
Richard Page   Background Vocals
David Paich   Synthesizer
Chris Parker   Drums
Jose Paula   Percussion
Sonny Payne   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Bass,fender rhodes
Harvey Phillips   Tuba
Bobby Plater   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer
Claudio Pontiggia   French Horn
Benny Powell   Trombone
David Pridgen   Vocals
Ian Prince   Keyboards
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Christian Rabe   Bassoon
Don Rader   Trumpet
Lou Raderman   Violin
Alan Raph   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Flip Ricard   Trumpet
Emil Richards   Percussion,Bottle,Vibes
John "J.R." Robinson   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping
Paul Robyn   Viola
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Roger Rosenberg   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Ack Van Rooyen   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Zachary Sanders   Background Vocals
Sheldon Sanov   Violin
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals
Dave Schildkraut   Alto Saxophone
Xenia Schindler   Harp
Larry Schneider   Clarinet,Flute,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Scott   Piano
Dave Seghezzo   Oboe
Caiphus Semenya   Percussion,Conductor,Background Vocals,Finger Snapping
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Ernie Shepard   Bass
Leo Shepherd   Trumpet
Sahib Shihab   Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Shroyer   Trombone
Paul Shure   Violin
Henry Sigismonti   French Horn
Alfie Silas   Background Vocals
Valerie Simpson   Background Vocals
Sherwood Sledge   Vocals
Sonny Terry   Harmonica
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Maurice Spears   Trombone
David Spinozza   Guitar
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals
Floyd Standifer   Trumpet
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Maretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Tony Studd   Bass Trombone
Robert Sushel   Violin
Creed Taylor   Conductor
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Richard Tee   Keyboards
Rod Temperton   Synthesizer,Hand Clapping
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica
David Tofani   Saxophone
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Bobby Tucker   Piano,Conductor
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer,Hand Clapping
Harold Vick   Saxophone
Gerald Vinci   Violin,Concert Master
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Mervyn Warren   Keyboards,Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Ernie Watts   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Wah-Wah Watson   Guitar
Michel Weber   Clarinet
Alex Weir   Guitar
Frank Wess   Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Judith Wenziker   Oboe
John Williams   Piano
Zedric Williams   Background Vocals
Carolyn Willis   Background Vocals
Kai Winding   Trombone
David "Hawk" Wolinski   Keyboards
Stevie Wonder   Background Vocals
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Tilman Zahn   Oboe
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Chuck Finley   Trumpet,Slide Trumpet
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Chris White   Bass
Margaret Aue   Cello
Michael A. Hauser   Vibes
Alex Murray   Violin
Leon Ware   Background Vocals
Joseph Livoti   Violin
Claude McKnight   Vocals
Bob Ostrowsky   Viola
John Santulis   Violin
Wattsline Choir   Background Vocals
Joe Stepansky   Violin
Joe Lopes   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Barclay   Strings,Harp,Woodwind
Huey Lewis & the News   Background Vocals
Anthony Hamilton   Toaster
Tommy Mitchell   Trombone,Bass Trombone
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Reggie C. Young   Trombone
Joe Howard   Trombone
QDIII   Rap
Veryle Brilhart   Harp
Richard Dedeaux   Toaster
Betty Marks   Violin
Ralph Shaeffer   Violin
Alex Neimann   Viola
Three Riffs   Background Vocals
Ann Goodman   Cello
Gunnar Johnson   Bass
Bobby Watson   Bass
Ronnie Cooper   Cello
Alex Nieman   Viola
Arni Egillson   String Bass
David E. Williams   Guitar
Bill Eaton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Greene   Background Vocals
David P. Jackson   Violin
Roy Elridge   Trumpet,Vocals
Michael Anthony   Guitar
Larry Williams   Saxophone
John Arnold   Percussion
Jeffrey Solow   Cello
David Duke   Trombone,French Horn
Donald Waldrop   Trombone
Louis Morell   Guitar
Alan Robinson   French Horn

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Patti Austin   Vocal Arrangements
Brothers Johnson   Arranger
Siedah Garrett   Composer
Paul Simon   Producer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Greg Mathieson   Synthesizer Arrangements
David Foster   rhythm arrangement
Hal Mooney   Producer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Ralph MacDonald   Composer
Charles May   Arranger
Don Heckman   Liner Notes
Salvador   Composer
Frank Abbey   Engineer
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Maya Angelou   Poetry
Nick Ashford   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Tom Bahler   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Jim Beach   Producer
Benny Carter   Liner Notes
David Blumberg   Arranger
Bono   Liner Notes
Norman Granz   Producer
Ray Brown   Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Francis Buckley   Engineer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Anders Burman   Producer
Sunny David   Composer
DeBarge   Composer
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Duke Ellington   Arranger,Producer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Simon Franglen   drum programming
Steve Gadd   Composer
Eric Gale   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
John Guess   Engineer
Erik Hanson   drum programming
Dick Hazard   Arranger
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Benard Ighner   Composer
Randy Kerber   drum programming
Mark Kibble   Vocal Arrangements
Norm Kinney   Engineer
Leonard Lee   Composer
Kevin Maloney   Synthesizer Arrangements
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Michael Omartian   Synthesizer Arrangements
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Leon Pendarvis   Horn Arrangements
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Phil (Boogie) Schier   Engineer
Caiphus Semenya   Choir Arrangement
Bob Shad   Producer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Creed Taylor   Arranger,Producer
Richard Tee   Composer
Rod Temperton   Composer,Liner Notes
Bob Thiele   Producer
Val Valentin   Engineer
Dan Wallin   Engineer
Bob Weinstock   Producer
David White   Composer
Fred Christie   Engineer
Justin Shirley-Smith   Engineer
Louise Velazquez   Producer
Dave Williams   Composer
Claude Nobs   Executive Producer
Gerhard Lehner   Engineer
David Richards   Engineer
Steve Woolard   Discographical Annotation
Umi Kenyon   Cover Design
Art Becker   Engineer
Anita Evans   Orchestration,Orchestral Coordinator
Patrick Demarchelier   Cover Photo
TRC   Producer
Shawn Amos   Producer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Ben Wright   Composer,String Arrangements
Gerald Early   Liner Notes
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer
Elisa Shokoff   Producer
John Barnes   Synthesizer Arrangements
Bart Howard   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer
David "Curly" Williams   Composer
D. Cockran   Composer

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