20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Quincy Jones

20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Quincy Jones

by Quincy Jones

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Overview

20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones' edition of Universal's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection is hardly a comprehensive overview of Jones' career -- that, as they say, would take a box set -- but it does narrow in on the chart hits he had for A&M during the '70s and early '80s. Pretty much all of his pop crossovers of that era -- outside of "'Roots' Medley," "Ai No Corrida," and "Money Runner," a theme song for the movie of the same name, released on Reprise -- are here, which means this is very heavy on jazzy funk and jazzy quiet storm. Nothing here doesn't sound like its era, which isn't a bad thing -- some of it may not transcend the era, but it's dated in a nice way, and the very best songs, such as the seductive James Ingram-sung "One Hundred Ways," rank among the best of their kind. This may not be among Jones' most influential music, but it's certainly among his best crossover material, and while it may miss a hit or two, it's a fine representative overview of his records of the '70s.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2001
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949044824
catalogNumber: 490448

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Quincy Jones   Primary Artist
Jarreau   Vocals
Patti Austin   Vocals
James Ingram   Vocals
Minnie Riperton   Vocals
Luther Vandross   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Alto Saxophone
Tom Scott   Lyricon
Nick Ashford   Vocals
Chaka Khan   Vocals
Benard Ighner   Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer
Valerie Simpson   Vocals
Ernie Watts   Tenor Saxophone
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Leon Ware   Vocals
Junie Osaki   Descant

Technical Credits

Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ralph MacDonald   Composer
Tom Bahler   Arranger,Composer
Ray Brown   Producer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Creed Taylor   Producer
Harry Weinger   Producer
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Carl Rowe   Composer
Ben Wright   Composer

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