Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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" ...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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.
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: 081227436322
  • Catalog Number: 74363

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kingfish (2:49)
  2. 2 Stockholm Sweetnin' (5:26)
  3. 3 I'm Gone (3:31)
  4. 4 Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home (3:56)
  5. 5 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (2:58)
  6. 6 The Song Is You (4:14)
  7. 7 Let Me off Uptown (3:21)
  8. 8 Makin' Whoopee - Quincy Jones & His Orchestra (2:26)
  9. 9 Misty (3:00)
  10. 10 Moanin' - Quincy Jones Big Band (3:38)
  11. 11 One Mint Julep (3:05)
  12. 12 As Time Goes By (2:49)
  13. 13 Sophisticated Lady - Quincy Jones & His Orchestra (3:46)
  14. 14 Quintessence - Quincy Jones & His Orchestra (4:19)
  15. 15 The Midnight Sun Will Never Set (3:06)
  16. 16 I Can't Stop Loving You (4:34)
  17. 17 I'm Beginning to See the Light (4:03)
  18. 18 Faith (2:43)
  19. 19 Tribute to Benny Carter (6:27)
  20. 20 Springsville (3:33)
  21. 21 My Buddy (2:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Soul Bossa Nova (2:44)
  2. 2 In the Heat of the Night (2:33)
  3. 3 The Pawnbroker (3:04)
  4. 4 Ease on Down the Road (3:19)
  5. 5 Eyes of Love (3:30)
  6. 6 Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater) (3:05)
  7. 7 Come Back Charleston Blue (2:06)
  8. 8 Hicky-Burr (4:01)
  9. 9 Ironside (3:53)
  10. 10 You Put It on Me (2:41)
  11. 11 Who Needs Forever? (3:01)
  12. 12 For Love of Ivy (End Title) (2:52)
  13. 13 Call Me Mister Tibbs (Main Title) (4:32)
  14. 14 The Time for Love Is Anytime (2:48)
  15. 15 The Hot Rock (End Title) (3:11)
  16. 16 Mirage (2:01)
  17. 17 Theme from the Anderson Tapes (5:14)
  18. 18 The Spell You Spin (the Web You Weave) (2:37)
  19. 19 Lonely Bottles (2:39)
  20. 20 Love Theme from "The Getaway" (2:34)
  21. 21 Money Runner/Money Is [Medley] (2:35)
  22. 22 Miss Celie's Blues (2:29)
  23. 23 Many Rains Ago (4:45)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Fly Me to the Moon (2:29)
  2. 2 Thriller (5:19)
  3. 3 Baby Come to Me (3:35)
  4. 4 Give Me the Night (4:58)
  5. 5 Yah Mo B There (4:29)
  6. 6 You Don't Own Me (2:29)
  7. 7 Stomp! (4:06)
  8. 8 Do You Love What You Feel (4:01)
  9. 9 Something So Right (4:28)
  10. 10 Strawberry Letter 23 (3:47)
  11. 11 Somewhere (6:14)
  12. 12 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (6:04)
  13. 13 How Do You Keep the Music Playing? (4:15)
  14. 14 State of Independence (4:24)
  15. 15 We Are the World (6:22)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Killer Joe - Freddie Hubbard (4:06)
  2. 2 Stuff Like That - Valerie Simpson (3:04)
  3. 3 Everything Must Change - Benard Ighner (6:00)
  4. 4 I Heard That!! - The Wattsline (2:05)
  5. 5 Tell Me a Bedtime Story - Hubert Laws (6:46)
  6. 6 Beautiful Black Girl - Watts Prophets (6:10)
  7. 7 Takin' It to the Streets (4:23)
  8. 8 Walking in Space - Valerie Simpson (7:25)
  9. 9 Just Once (4:32)
  10. 10 One Hundred Ways - Greg Phillinganes (4:23)
  11. 11 Let the Good Times Roll - Stevie Wonder (3:27)
  12. 12 Moody's Mood for Love - Brian McKnight (4:18)
  13. 13 Back on the Block - Melle Mel (6:32)
  14. 14 Setembro - Sarah Vaughan (5:03)
  15. 15 The Secret Garden - El DeBarge (6:42)
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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
Al 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
The 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 "Sweets" 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
Al 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
Les 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
La 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
Al Aarons Trumpet
Gloria Agostini Harp
Al 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 Jr. 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 Sr. 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 Sr. 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 Jr. 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
The 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
The 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
El 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
Bernie Grundman Remastering
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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