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Quincy Jones: Standards (Great Songs/Great Performances)

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Album Review

As part of Verve's Standards series, Quincy Jones is spotlighted on eight tracks cherry-picked from his early recordings for Mercury. Included are previously released versions of "Tuxedo Junction," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," and a live 1961 version of "Solitude." To hear more of his early recordings from this period, look for Pure Delight: The Essence of Quincy Jones and His Orchestra (1953-1964) on Razor & Tie.


Born: March 14, 1933 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

In a musical career that has spanned seven decades, Quincy Jones has earned his reputation as a renaissance man of American music. Jones has distinguished himself as a bandleader, a solo artist, a sideman, a songwriter, a producer, an arranger, a film composer, and a record label executive, and outside of music, he's also written books, produced major motion pictures, and helped create television series. And a quick look at a few of the artists Jones has worked with suggests the remarkable diversity...
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