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The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (#237)


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The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (#237)
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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DISC ONE
The ABC/Impulse Sessions
1. Walkin' (A3) 10:39
(Richard Carpenter)
2. A Sleeping Bee (A2) 4:38
(H. Arlen-T. Capote)
3. Sermonette (A1) 5:54
(Julian Adderley)
4. Stockholm Sweetnin' (A3) 5:38
(Quincy Jones)
5. Evening In Paris (A1) 4:05
(Quincy Jones)
6. Boo's Bloos (A2) 5:10
(Quincy Jones)
7. The Quintessence (B3) 4:19
(Quincy Jones)
8. Robot Portrait (B2) 5:24
(Billy Byers)
9. Little Karen (B2) 3:42
(Benny Golson)
10. Straight, No Chaser (B3) 2:24
(Thelonious Monk)
11. For Lena And Lennie (B1) 4:16
(Quincy Jones)
12. Hard Sock Dance (B2) 3:18
(Quincy Jones)
13. Invitation (B3) 3:33
(B. Kaper-P. F. Webster)
14. The Twitch (B1) 3:49
(Billy Byers)

DISC TWO
The Birth of a Band
1. The Birth Of A Band (G) 2:55
(Quincy Jones)
2. Moanin' (G) 3:03
(Bobby Timmons)
3. I Remember Clifford (F) 3:42
(Benny Golson)
4. Along Came Betty (F) 3:17
(Benny Golson)
5. Tickle Toe (F) 2:56
(Lester Young)
6. Happy Faces (E) 2:40
(Sonny Stitt)
7. Whisper Not (F) 3:22
(Benny Golson)
8. The Gypsy (F) 4:04
(William Gordon Reid)
9. A Change Of Pace (D) 3:20
(Q. Jones-H. Persson)
10. Tuxedo Junction (C) 2:43
(Johnson-Hawkins-Feyne-Dash)
The Birth of a Band Bonus Tracks
11. Daylie Double (F) 5:59
(Quincy Jones)
12. Moanin' (alternate version) (E) 3:10
(Bobby Timmons)
13. Happy Faces (alternate take) (E) 2:43
(Sonny Stitt)
14. After Hours (D) 3:31
(Avery Parish)
15. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (D) 2:26
(Darling-Gabler-Horton)
16. The Hucklebuck (D) 2:25
(Alfred-Gibson)
17. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set (D) 2:41
(Jones-Salvador-Cochran)
18. The Preacher (D) 2:53
(Horace Silver)
19. Marching The Blues (D) 2:41
(Q. Jones-M. Liston)
20. Blues In The Night (D) 3:56
(H. Arlen-J. Mercer)
21. Syncopated Clock (C) 2:44
(L. Anderson-M. Parish)

DISC THREE
The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones
1. Lester Leaps In (H) 3:33
(Lester Young)
2. Ghana (H) 4:35
(Ernie Wilkins)
3. Caravan (H) 3:28
(Tizol-Ellington)
4. Everybody's Blues (H) 4:13
(Ernie Wilkins)
5. Cherokee (H) 3:09
(Ray Noble)
6. Air Mail Special (H) 2:33
(Christian-Mundy-Goodman)
7. They Say It's Wonderful (H) 3:21
(Irving Berlin)
8. Chant Of The Weed (H) 3:13
(Don Redman)
9. I Never Has Seen Snow (H) 3:08
(H. Arlen-T. Capote)
10. Eesom (H) 5:03
(Bill Potts)
I Dig Dancers
11. Pleasingly Plump (J) 2:15
(Quincy Jones)
12. G'wan Train (J) 6:20
(Patti Bown)
13. Moonglow (I) 2:47
(Hudson-DeLange-Mills)
14. Tone Poem (J) 3:38
(Melba Liston)
15. You Turned The Tables On Me (J) 2:29
(L. Alter-S. Mitchell)
16. Chinese Checkers (I) 2:40
(David Carr Glover Jr.)
17. Love Is Here To Stay (I) 3:11
(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)
18. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set (I) 4:31
(Jones-Salvador-Cochran)
19. Trouble On My Mind (I) 2:30
(William Noble)
20. A Sunday Kind Of Love (I) 2:32
(Prima-Bell-Leonard-Rhodes)
The I Dig Dancers Bonus Tracks
21. Parisian Thoroughfare (I) 3:47
(Bud Powell)
22. Pleasingly Plump (first version) (I) 2:26
(Quincy Jones)
23. G'wan Train (short version) (J) 2:57
(Patti Bown)

DISC FOUR
The Zurich Concert
1. Solitude (K) 4:27
(Ellington-DeLange-Mills)
2. Stolen Moments (K) 13:44
(Oliver Nelson)
3. Bess, You Is My Woman Now (K) 5:45
(Gershwin-Gershwin-Heyward)
4. Moanin' (K) 2:58
(Bobby Timmons)
5. Air Mail Special (K) 3:51
(Christian-Mundy-Goodman)
6. Banja Luka (K) 9:23
(Phil Woods)
The Zurich Jam Session
7. Billie's Bounce (L) 7:10
(Charlie Parker)
8. Scrapple From The Apple (L) 9:59
(Charlie Parker)
9. Blue 'N Boogie (L) 10:12
(D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli)

DISC FIVE
The Newport Concert
1. Ghana (M) 4:03
(Ernie Wilkins)
2. Meet B.B. (M) 3:59
(Quincy Jones)
3. The Boy In The Tree (M) 5:03
(Quincy Jones)
4. Evening In Paris (M) 5:21
(Quincy Jones)
5. Air Mail Special (M) 4:21
(Christian-Mundy-Goodman)
6. Lester Leaps In (M) 6:10
(Lester Young)
7. G'wan Train (M) 6:05
(Patti Bown)
8. Banja Luka (M) 5:56
(Phil Woods)
I Had A Ball
9. I Had A Ball (N) 5:02
(J. Lawrence-S. Freeman)
10. Almost (N) 4:20
(J. Lawrence-S. Freeman)
11. Addie's At It Again (N) 5:03
(J. Lawrence-S. Freeman)



DISCOGRAPHY
(A1) Art Farmer (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Gene Quill (as), Herbie Mann (fl,ts), Zoot Sims -1, Lucky Thompson -2 (ts), Jack Nimitz (bari), Milt Jackson (vbs), Hank Jones (p), Charles Mingus (b), Charlie Persip (d), Father John Crawley-2 (handclaps), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Beltone Studios, NYC, September 14, 1956
5332 Evening In Paris -1 ABC-Paramount ABC149
5333 Sermonette -2 -

(A2) Art Farmer (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Phil Woods (as), Herbie Mann (fl,ts), Lucky Thompson (ts), Jack Nimitz (bari), Billy Taylor (p), Charles Mingus (b), Charlie Persip (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Beltone Studios, NYC, September 19, 1956
5340 A Sleeping Bee ABC-Paramount ABC149
5341 Boo's Bloos -

(A3) Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Joe Wilder (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Frank Rehak (tb), Phil Woods (as), Jerome Richardson (as, ts, fl) Lucky Thompson, Bunny Bardach (ts), Jack Nimitz (bari), Hank Jones (p), Paul Chambers (b), Charlie Persip (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Beltone Studios, NYC, September 29, 1956
5342 Stockholm Sweetnin' ABC-Paramount ABC149
5343 Walkin' -

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(B1) Jerome Kail, Clyde Reasinger, Clark Terry, Joe Newman (tp), Billy Byers, Melba Liston, Paul Faulise (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Phil Woods (as), Eric Dixon (ts), Jerome Richardson (bari, fl), Bobby Scott (p), Buddy Catlett (b), Stu Martin (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Capitol Studios, NYC, November 29, 1961
10604 The Twitch Impulse AS-11
10605 For Lena And Lennie -
10606 Satin Doll unissued, tape no longer exists

(B2) Thad Jones, Al De Risi, Freddie Hubbard, Snooky Young (tp), Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Billy Byers, Paul Faulise (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Phil Woods, Frank Wess (as), Oliver Nelson (ts), Eric Dixon (ts, cl), Jerome Richardson (bar), Patti Bown (p), Milt Hinton (b), Bill English (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Capitol Studios, NYC, December 18, 1961
10665 Hard Sock Dance Impulse AS-11
10666 Little Karen -
10667 Robot Portrait -

(B3) Snooky Young, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (tp), Melba Liston, Curtis Fuller, Billy Byers, Paul Faulise, Tom Mitchell (tb), Julius Watkins, Jimmy Buffington, Earl Chapin, Ray Alonge (Frh), Harvey Phillips (tu), Phil Woods (as), Oliver Nelson (ts), Jerome Richardson (bari, alto fl), Gloria Agostini (harp), Patti Bown (p), Milt Hinton (b), Jimmy Johnson (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Capitol Studios, NYC, December 22, 1961
10671 Invitation Impulse AS-11
10672 Straight, No Chaser -
10673 The Quintessence -

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(C) Harry Edison, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry (tp), Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell (tb), Phil Woods (as), Jerome Richardson (fl, as, ts), Budd Johnson, Sam "The Man" Taylor(ts), Danny Bank (bari), Moe Weschler (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Milt Hinton (b), Jimmy Crawford (d, wodblock), Osie Johnson -1 (woodblock), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Fine Recording, NYC, February 9 or 10,1959
18126-7 (JB 452) Tuxedo Junction Merc 71425, SR60129
18127-11 (JB 453) Syncopated Clock -1 - (J)195J-30
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(D) Harry Edison, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Clark Terry (tp), Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Phil Woods(as), Jerome Richardson (as, ts, fl, piccolo), Budd Johnson, Sam "The Man" Taylor (ts), Sahib Shihab (bari), Patti Bown (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Milt Hinton (b), Jimmy Crawford (d-1), Osie Johnson (d-2, tambourine-3), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Fine Recording, NYC, March 9 & 10,1959
18311-4 (JB 468) Choo Choo Ch' Boogie -1,2 Merc 71460, (J)195J-30
18312-4 (JB 469) The Hucklebuck -1,3 Merc SR61050
18313-25 (JB 470) The Midnight Sun Will Never Set -2 Merc (J)195J-30
18314-19 (JB 471) The Preacher -1,3 Merc 71489, (J)195J-30
18315-16 (JB 472) Marching The Blues -1,2 Merc 71460, (J)195J-30
18316-2 (JB 473) Blues In The Night -1,2 Merc.SR61050
18317-3 (JB 474) A Change Of Pace -1,2 Merc.71456, SR60129
18318-4 (JB 475) After Hours -2 Merc.SR61050

Note: When both drummers are playing, Crawford is heard on the left channel and Johnson on the right.
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(E) Harry Edison, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Phil Woods, Frank Wess (as), Benny Golson, Jerome Richardson (ts), Danny Bank (bari), Patti Bown (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Milt Hinton (b), Sam Woodyard (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Fine Recording, NYC, May 26,1959
18642-4 (PB 2041) Moanin' (alt version) Merc (J)195J-30
18643-4 (PB 2042) Happy Faces (alt) Merc (J)195J-30
18643-5 (PB 2042) Happy Faces Merc SR60129

Note: Contrary to many discographies, both takes of "Happy Faces" were done at this session and Sam Woodyard, not Charlie Persip, is the drummer. The master take of "Moanin'" actually comes from session G.
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(F) Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Phil Woods (as), Frank Wess (as, fl), Benny Golson, Zoot Sims (ts), Sahib Shihab (bari), Patti Bown (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Milt Hinton (b), Sam Woodyard (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond), Nat Pierce-1, Melba Liston -2, Al Cohn-3 (arr).
Fine Recording, NYC, May 27 & 28,1959
18644-11 (PB 2043) Along Came Betty Merc SR60129
18645-12 (PB 2044) I Remember Clifford -1 -
18646-9 (PB 2045) Whisper Not -
18647-4 (PB 2046) The Gypsy -2 -
18648-9 (PB 2047) Tickle Toe -3 -
18649-10 (PB 2048) Daylie Double Merc (J)195J-30

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(G) Harry Edison, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Phil Woods, Frank Wess (as), Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims (ts), Sahib Shihab (bari), Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g), Ray Brown (b), Don Lamond (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond).
Fine Recording, NYC, June 16,1959
18642-17 (PB 2041) Moanin' Merc 71489, SR60129
18717-17 (PB 2115) Birth Of A Band Merc.71456, SR60129

Note: Discographies list Milt Hinton for this session. But Ray Brown confirmed to Jean-Michel Reisser that he was the bassist on both of these selections.
Most discographies list a remake of "A Change Of Pace" with the master number 18716 and some even claim this was the issued version. In fact, the issued version comes from session Dand there is no evidence of any kind that this tune was remade here.
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(H) Ernie Royal, Jimmy Maxwell, Art Farmer, Lee Morgan, Nick Travis, Lennie Johnson (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, Urbie Green, Billy Byers (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Phil Woods, Porter Kilbert (as), Jerome Richardson (picc, fl ,ts), Budd Johnson (ts), Sahib Shihab (bari), Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g, fl), Buddy Jones or Buddy Catlett (b), Don Lamond (d), Quincy Jones (cond), Bill Potts-1, Al Cohn-2, Ralph Burns-3, Ernie Wilkins-4 (arr).
Fine Recording, NYC, November 4,1959
19383-11 (PB 2739) I Never Has Seen Snow -1 Merc SR60221
19384-11 (PB 2740) Air Mail Special -2 -
19385-5 (PB 2741) Chant Of The Weed -3 -
19386-9 (PB 2742) Everybody's Blues -4 -
19387-5 (PB 2743) Cherokee -4 -
19388-10 (PB 2744) Eesom -1 -

same as above Fine Recording, NYC, November 9,1959
19389-7 (PB 2745) Lester Leaps In -4 -
19390-8 (PB 2746) Caravan -1 -
19391-7 (PB 2747) They Say It's Wonderful -2 -
19392-5 (PB 2748) Ghana -4 -

Note: The original album lists Buddy Jones as the bassist, but that is thought to be an error since Buddy Catlett was the regular bassist with the band at this time.
Most likely, only four trumpets were used on each session. Beyond the fact that Art Farmer and Lee Morgan are on the first session, we don't know who participated on each day.
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(I) Lennie Johnson, Benny Bailey, Clark Terry, Floyd Standifer (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Ake Persson, Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Porter Kilbert, Phil Woods (as), Jerome Richardson, Budd Johnson (ts), Sahib Shihab (bari), Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g, fl), Buddy Catlett (b), Joe Harris(d), Quincy Jones(arr, cond).
Barclay Studios, Paris, February 27,1960
20042-2 (PB 3458) Love Is Here To Stay Merc SR60612
20043-2 (PB 3459) Moonglow -

Same as above.
Barclay Studios, Paris, February 29,1960
20044 (PB 3460) Chinese Checkers Merc SR60612
20045 (PB 3461) Pleasingly Plump (first version) Merc (J)195J-30

Same as above.
Barclay Studios, Paris, April 21,1960
20046-2 (PB 3462) Parisian Thoroughfare Merc (J)195J-30
20047 (PB 3463) A Sunday Kind Of Love Merc SR60612
20048 (PB 3464) The Midnight Sun Will Never Set Merc SR60612
20049 (PB 3465) Trouble On My Mind -

Note: Most likely, the third session was done in the first few days of March rather than April 21, but no exact date can be established.
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(J) Benny Bailey, Clyde Reasinger, Freddie Hubbard, Jerry Kail (tp), Melba Liston, Curtis Fuller, Quentin Jackson, Wayne Andre (tb), Phil Woods, Joe Lopes (as), Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson (ts), Sahib Shihab (bari), Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g, fl), Buddy Catlett (b), Stu Martin (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond), Billy Byers-1 (arr).
Bell Sound, NYC, October 19,1960
20571-8 (PB 3766)G'wan Train (short version) -1 Merc (J)195J-30
20570-10 (PB 3766) G'wan Train -1 Merc SR60612
20572-3 (PB 3767) You Turned The Tables On Me -
20573-6 (PB 3768) Tone Poem -
20578-2 (PB 3773) Pleasingly Plump -

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(K) Benny Bailey, Freddie Hubbard, Rolf Ericson, Paul Cohen (tp), Curtis Fuller, Melba Liston, Ake Persson, David Baker (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Phil Woods, Joe Lopes (as), Eric Dixon (ts, fl), Budd Johnson (ts), Sahib Shihab (bari, fl), Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g, fl), Buddy Catlett (b), Stu Martin (d), Quincy Jones (arr,cond).
Live concert, Zurich, March 10,1961
22274 (PB 5156) Solitude Merc (J)195J-32
22275 (PB 5157) Stolen Moments - , Smash SRS67034 (ed.)
22276 (PB 5158) Bess You Is My Woman Now -
22277 (PB 5159) Moanin' -
22278 (PB 5160) Air Mail Special -
22279 (PB 5161) Banja Luka -

Note: A final song from the concert "Stampede" no longer exists. On Smash SRS67034, "Stolen Moments" fades up to include only the trumpet and tenor sax solos, then fades out.

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(L) Benny Bailey, Freddie Hubbard (tp), Curtis Fuller, Ake Persson (tb), Phil Woods (as), Eric Dixon (ts), Sahib Shihab (bari, fl), Patti Bown (p), Buddy Catlett (b), Stu Martin (d), Quincy Jones (cond).
Zurich, March 11, 1961

22166 (PB 5083) Billie's Bounce Smash SRS67034
22167 (PB 5084) Scrapple From The Apple -
22168 (PB 5085) Blue 'N Boogie -

Note: This session was done under Quincy's leadership, but it was later decided that, in order to separate this from the full orchestra recordings, it be released under Curtis Fuller's name. It was recorded in the Zurich concert hall after the audience had left.
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(M) Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Newman, John Bello (tp), Curtis Fuller, Britt Woodman, Melba Liston, Paul Faulise (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Joe Lopes, Phil Woods(as), Jerome Richardson (ts, alto fl, piccolo), Eric Dixon(ts, fl), Pat Patrick (bari), Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g, fl), Art Davis (b), Stu Martin (d), Quincy Jones (arr,cond).
Live at the Newport Jazz Festival, July 3,1961
21118 (PB 804) Ghana Merc (J) 195J-10089
21119 (PB 805) Meet B.B. Merc SR60653.
21120 (PB 806) G'wan Train -
21121 (PB 807) Evening In Paris -
21122 (PB 808) Banja Luka -
21123 (PB 809) Lester Leaps In -
21124 (PB 810) Boy In The Tree -
21125 (PB 811) Air Mail Special -
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(N) Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Newman (tp), Curtis Fuller, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Melba Liston (tb), Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods (as), James Moody (fl,as,ts), Roland Kirk, Benny Golson, Lucky Thompson (ts), Pepper Adams (bari), Milt Jackson (vb), Bobby Scott (p), Bob Cranshaw (b,) Art Blakey (d) Quincy Jones (cond), Billy Byers-1, Benny Golson-2 (arr)..
NYC, December 20,1964

34247 I Had A Ball -1 Limelight LS86002
34248 Almost -2 -
34249 Addie's At It Again -2 -
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ALBUM INDEX
ABC-Paramount ABC149 That's How I Feel About Jazz
Impulse AS-11 The Quintessence
Limelight LS86002 We Had A Ball
Mercury SR60129 The Birth Of A Band
Mercury SR60221 The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones
Mercury SR60612 I Dig Dancers
Mercury SR60653 At Newport '61
Mercury SR61050 Quincy Plays For Pussycats
Mercury (J) 195J-30 The Birth of a Band Volume 2
Mercury (J) 195J-32 The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones Live
Mercury (J) 195J-10089 At Newport '61
Smash SRS67034 Curtis Fuller and The Jazz Ambassadors

Original sessions produced by Creed Taylor (A), Bob Thiele (B), Brice Somers (K,L) and Jack Tracy (C-H, M).
Recording engineer: Irv Greenbaum (A), Frank Abbey (B), Tommy Nola (M), Bob Fine (C-H), Gerhard Lehner (I) and Bill MacMeekin (J).
Session A is mono, all other selections are stereo

Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna
Tape transfers: Ellen Fitton
Session D was remixed from the original three-track tape by Malcolm Addey.
Mastered using 24 bit technology by Malcolm Addey

Special thanks to Andy Skurnow, Tom Fine and Michel Ruppli.

All tracks courtesy of The Verve Music Group.

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PRODUCER'S NOTE
This set begins with the 1956 ABC-Paramount album and the 1961 Impulse album which were state-of-the-art achievements for Quincy Jones as an arranger and band leader. The inspiration for and core of this set is the 1959-60 studio recordings of Quincy Jones's "birth of a band" orchestra. The band reunited in 1961 for a European tour and a Newport appearance, represented here by Zurich and Newport concerts.
Quincy's studio recordings after 1960 tended towards more commercial material and arrangements although they often featured excellent soloists. For the purposes of the set we have chosen not to include these sessions, which are not really in the spirit of the "birth of a band" orchestra. The one exception is a all-star, three-song session from 1964 which featured the songs from the now-forgotten musical "I Had A Ball."
The occasional drop-outs in the Zurich jam session are in the original tape.


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