Original Jam Sessions 1969

The Original Jam Sessions 1969

by Quincy Jones
     
 

The groove is loose and deep on these studio sessions recorded as backing music for the original Bill Cosby Show sitcom in 1969. Despite the title, Bill Cosby appears on only one track here, the vocal version of "Hikky-Burr," where he improvised his entire part. Quincy Jones directed these sessions with bassist …  See more details below

Overview

The groove is loose and deep on these studio sessions recorded as backing music for the original Bill Cosby Show sitcom in 1969. Despite the title, Bill Cosby appears on only one track here, the vocal version of "Hikky-Burr," where he improvised his entire part. Quincy Jones directed these sessions with bassist Ray Brown acting as bandleader on all but one cut (the Cosby selection). Other players came from a revolving cast that included Joe Sample on Fender Rhodes; pianists Les McCann, Clare Fischer, and Monty Alexander; drummers Paul Humphries and John Guerin; bassist Carol Kaye; guitarist Arthur Adams; vibists Milt Jackson and Victor Feldman; saxophonists Eddie Harris, Ernie Watts, and Tom Scott; and assorted others. Jimmy Smith makes a brief impromptu appearance playing an organ solo as well. These are, true to title, jam sessions; the feel is everything, and whether it's funky ("Groovy Gravy," "Oh Happy Day,") bluesy hard bop ("Toe Jam"), or down-and-dirty soul-jazz ("Hikky-Burr," "Jive Den"), the intention is the same: to grease up the proceedings for maximum groove quotient. These are not terribly adventurous sessions, and the transferred sound isn't perfect either, since these were rehearsals and never intended for release. But then, they are what they are, relaxed yet lively, full of delight and surprise.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2004
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431225720
catalogNumber:
2257
Rank:
44090

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Quincy Jones   Primary Artist
Bill Cosby   Vocals
Monty Alexander   Piano
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Victor Feldman   Vibes
Eddie Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Jackson   Vibes
McCann   Piano
Joe Sample   fender rhodes
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet
Paul Humphrey   Drums
Arthur Adams   Guitar
Ray Brown   Bass
Clare Fischer   Piano,fender rhodes
John Guerin   Drums
Carol Kaye   Bass
Jimmy Smith   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Ernie Watts   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Humphrey & the Cool Aid Chemists   Drums

Technical Credits

Bill Cosby   Composer
Monty Alexander   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Arthur Adams   Liner Notes
John Burk   Executive Producer
Edwin Hawkins   Composer
Dan Wallin   Engineer
Mix Master Mike   Producer
Dan Hirsch   Mastering
Nancie Stern   Executive Producer
Marc Cazorla   Executive Producer

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