Quincy Jones's Finest Hour

Quincy Jones's Finest Hour

by Quincy Jones & His Orchestra


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Quincy Jones's Finest Hour

It often comes as a surprise to those who know Quincy Jones as the spectaculary successful pop producer and funk-jazz recording artist that "Q" was once one of the most accomplished arrangers and composers in jazz. Leading large ensembles filled with some of the best jazz players around, Jones cut a series of terrific recordings throughout the 1950s, '60s, and '70s that spotlighted his ingenious writing and uncanny ability to draw out the best from his handpicked musicians. Whether essaying jazz classics ("Moanin'," "Killer Joe," "Comin' Home Baby") or exceptional originals ("Stockholm Sweetnin'," "Quintessence," "Hard Sock Dance"), Jones makes a band sound like a million bucks, his delightful orchestrations interweaving seamlessly with his featured soloists (among them saxophonists Phil Woods and Benny Carter and trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Art Farmer.) A few select tracks find Jones working his magic with the preeminent singers Sarah Vaughan ("That Midnight Sun will Never Set") and Dinah Washington ("Stormy Weather").

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2000
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0606949066727
catalogNumber: 490667

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Quincy Jones & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Lalo Schifrin   Piano
Luther Vandross   Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Urbie Green   Trombone
Jim Hall   Guitar
Herbie Hancock   Piano,Electric Piano
Hank Jones   Piano
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Flute
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Alto Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Bud Shank   Tenor Saxophone
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Julius Watkins   French Horn
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Grady Tate   Drums
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Stu Martin   Drums
Carlos Goméz   Percussion
Benny Carter   Conductor
Ray Brown   Bass
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Chaka Khan   Vocals
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Rudy Collins   Drums
Jack Del Rio   Percussion
Eric Gale   Guitar
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Hilda Harris   Vocals
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Marilyn Jackson   Vocals
Virgil Jones   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Jose Paula   Percussion
Charlie Persip   Drums
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals
Bobby Scott   Piano
Valerie Simpson   Vocals
Maretha Stewart   Vocals
Toots Thielemans   Guitar,Harmonica,Human Whistle
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone,Woodwind

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer
Ralph MacDonald   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Benny Carter   Arranger
Patricia Brown   Composer
Steve Gadd   Composer
Eric Gale   Composer
Peter Keepnews   Notes Editing
Johnny Mandel   String Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Richard Tee   Composer
Michael Ullman   Sequencers
Henri Salvador   Composer
Dorcas Cochran   Composer

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