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The Best

by Quincy Jones
 

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Quincy Jones' A&M recordings, which roam gradually from the maestro's old big-band base to smoothly polished assaults on the pop charts, are given a cursory glance here. Special attention is paid to 1974's Body Heat, -- the big initial plunge into mainstream soul -- and the later hit albums

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Quincy Jones' A&M recordings, which roam gradually from the maestro's old big-band base to smoothly polished assaults on the pop charts, are given a cursory glance here. Special attention is paid to 1974's Body Heat, -- the big initial plunge into mainstream soul -- and the later hit albums Sounds...And Stuff like That and The Dude, at the expense of the early Creed Taylor-produced albums ("Killer Joe" is the sole representative) and transition records like Smackwater Jack ("What's Going On," with its anemic vocal by Q, is not the best choice). One reason why this best-of collection does not do justice to its subject is that it barely touches upon the fascinating tracks from all of Jones' A&M phases that feature galaxies of jazzmen. It is decent entertainment, though, for casual listening.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0075021320024
catalogNumber:
3200

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Quincy Jones   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Patti Austin   Vocals,Track Performer
James Ingram   Vocals,Track Performer
Minnie Riperton   Vocals,Track Performer
Luther Vandross   Vocals,Track Performer
Hubert Laws   Flute
Charles May   Vocals,Track Performer
Nick Ashford   Vocals,Track Performer
Chaka Khan   Track Performer
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Benard Ighner   Track Performer
Bernard Ishner   Vocals
Louis Johnson   Bass
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Valerie Simpson   Vocals,Track Performer
Leon Ware   Vocals,Track Performer
Dune   Vocals

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Quincy Jones   Songwriter,Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ralph MacDonald   Composer
Stephanie Andrews   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Tom Bahler   Composer
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Cleveland   Composer
Bruce Fisher   Composer
Steve Gadd   Composer
Eric Gale   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Richard Tee   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Stephen Holden   Liner Notes
George Fischoff   Composer
Stan Richardson   Composer
James Kennith Young   Composer

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