Q the musical biography of Quincy Jones.
|Format:||Music CD 2001|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
Although Rhino's four-disc box set, Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones, was released to coincide with Quincy Jones' autobiography, and that's what gives the set the title, the set would have an appropriate moniker even if Jones hadn't put his life story to paper. That's because this box set really does tell his story, partially because its four discs are divided so cleanly. The first is Jumpin' in the Woodshed, devoted to Quincy Jones the jazzman, featuring sessions that he led and mostly sessions where he was a sideman. The second is Gone Hollywood, meaning that it contains selections of his work for motion pictures and television, including his productions for other artists (Ray Charles' "In the Heat of the Night," Diana Ross and Michael Jackson's "Ease on Down the Road") and songs he cut that later were popularized in movies ("Soul Bossa Nova," otherwise known as the theme to Austin Powers). The third is Hit Man, which is devoted to his productions and arrangements for other artists, including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, James Ingram, the Brothers Johnson, and Paul Simon. Finally, there's "The Dude Throws Down," consisting entirely of selections from his star-studded collaborations of the late '80s and '90s. That final volume may accurately represent the final chapter of his career, but apart from the great urban ballad "One Hundred Ways," it's pretty dull, illustrating why these meticulous studio concoctions of Jones are misconceived; but the other discs are pretty terrific, not just capturing the essence of his work in each style, but drawing connections where you might not think connections exist -- especially on Hit Man, as Lesley Gore's girl group "You Don't Own Me" rubs shoulders with the Brothers Johnson's "Stomp!," and it's possible to hear Quincy's work on both. This may not be a set that you'd put on a whole lot, even if the first three discs work expertly as collections spotlighting Jones' various strengths, but this set couldn't have told Quincy Jones' story better, and it's worthy of being called a musical biography. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Contents1. Jumpin' in the woodshed. Kingfish (Lionel Hampton & his orchestra) ; Stockholm sweetnin' (Clifford Brown & Art Farmer with the Swedish All Stars) ; I'm gone (King Pleasure) ; Swingin' till the girls come home (Oscar Pettiford) ; Whole lot of shakin' goin' on (Big Maybelle) ; The song is you (Cannonball Adderley) ; Let me off uptown (Gene Krupa Big Band featuring Anita O'Day & Roy Eldridge) ; Makin' whoopee (Dinah Washington) ; Misty (Sarah Vaughan) ; Moanin' (the Quincy Jones Big Band featuring Clark Terry) ; One mint julep (Ray Charles) ; As time goes by (Peggy Lee featuring Benny Carter) ; Sophisticated lady (Billy Eckstine with Quincy Jones & his orchestra) ; Quintessence (Quincy Jones & his orchestra featuring Phil Woods); The midnight sun will never set (Duke Ellington & his orchestra featuring Johnny Hodges) ; I can't stop loving you (Count Basie & his orchestra) ; I'm beginning to see the light (Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie & his orchestra) ; Faith (Louis Armstrong) ; Tribute to Benny Carter (Carmen McRae) ; Springsville (Miles Davis & Quincy Jones) ; My buddy (Ray Charles)
2. Gone Hollywood. Soul bossa nova (Quincy Jones & his orchestra) ; In the heat of the night (Ray Charles) ; The pawnbroker (Tony Bennett) ; Ease on down the road (Diana Ross & Michael Jackson) ; Eyes of love (Quincy Jones featuring Toots Thielemans) ; Sanford & son theme (The street beater) (Quincy Jones featuring Ernie Watts) ; Come back Charleston blue (Donny Hathaway & Margie Joseph) ; Hikky-burr (Quincy Jones featuring Bill Cosby) ; Ironside (Quincy Jones featuring Jerome Richardson, Freddie Hubbard & Hubert Laws) ; You put it on me (B.B. King) ; Who needs forever? (Astrud Gilberto featuring Zoot Sims) ; For love of Ivy (end title) (Shirley Horn) ; Call me Mister Tibbs (main title) (Quincy Jones featuring Billy Preston) ; The time for love is anytime (Cactus flower theme) (Sarah Vaughan featuring Bobby Bryant) ; The hot rock (end title) (the Four Hot Rocks) ; Mirage (Johnny Mathis) ; Theme from The Anderson tapes (Quincy Jones featuring Edd Kalehoff, Bobby Scott, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard & Toots Thielemans); The spell you spin (the web you weave) (Shirley Horn) ; Lonely bottles (Quincy Jones & his orchestra featuring Frank Rosolino) ; Love theme from The getaway (Quincy Jones featuring Toots Thielemans) ; Money runner/Money is (medley) (Quincy Jones featuring Little Richard) ; Miss Celie's blues (Sister) (Quincy Jones featuring Tata Vega) ; Many rains ago (Oluwa) (Quincy Jones featuring Letta Mbulu)
3. Hit man. Fly me to the moon (in other words) (Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & his orchestra) ; Thriller (Michael Jackson) ; Baby, come to me (Patti Austin & James Ingram) ; Give me the night (George Benson) ; Yah mo b there (James Ingram with Michael McDonald) ; You don't own me (Lesley Gore) ; Stomp! (the Brothers Johnson) ; Do you love what you feel (Rufus featuring Chaka Khan) ; Something so right (Paul Simon) ; Strawberry letter 23 (the Brothers Johnson) ; Somewhere (Aretha Franklin) ; Don't stop 'til you get enough (Michael Jackson) ; How do you keep the music playing? (James Ingram & Patti Austin) ; State of independence (Donna Summer) ; We are the world (USA for Africa)
4. The dude throws down. Killer Joe (featuring Hubert Laws & Freddie Hubbard) ; Stuff like that (featuring Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson & Chaka Khan) ; Everything must change (featuring Benard Ighner) ; I heard that!! (featuring the Wattsline) ; Tell me a bedtime story (featuring Hubert Laws, Herbie Hancock & Harry Lookofsky Strings) ; Beautiful black girl (featuring the Watts Prophets) ; Takin' it to the streets (featuring Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie & Michael Brecker) ; Walking in space (featuring Valerie Simpson, Hubert Laws, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Eric Gale) ; Just once (featuring James Ingram) ; One hundred ways (featuring James Ingram & Greg Phillinganes) ; Let the good times roll (featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono & Ray Charles) ; Moody's mood for love (featuring James Moody, Brian McKnight, Take 6 & Rachelle Ferrell) ; Back on the block (featuring QDill, Ice-T, Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Mo Dee, Tevin Campbell & Josef Zawinul) ; Setembro (Brazilian wedding song) (featuring Sarah Vaughan, Take 6, George Benson & Gerald Albright) ; The secret garden (Sweet seduction suite) (featuring Barry White, James Ingram, Al B. Sure!, El Debarge & Siedah Garrett).
Big band music.
Rhythm and blues music.
Motion picture music -- Excerpts.
Television music -- Excerpts.
|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] : Santa Monica, CA :Quincy Jones Productions ;2001
|Other Titles|| Musical biography of Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones, composer, producer, trumpet, arranger, conductor ; with various vocalists, instrumental soloists, and ensembles.
Jazz and rhythm and blues; in part music from motion pictures and television programs.
Principally previously released material.
Compact disc; in box (29 cm.).
Program notes by Nat Hentoff, Gerald Early, Don Heckman, and Quincy Jones, chronology of Grammy awards and honors, and poem by Maya Angelou (100 p. : ill.) laid in container.
4 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + book : illustrations (some color) ; 29 x 14 cm.