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The Birth of a Band, Vol. 2

Quincy Jones

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Album Review

This interesting collector's LP (released in Japan and made available domestically for just a short time) has a variety of rare tracks from the legendary Quincy Jones big band's Mercury sessions. With such top players as flugelhornist Clark Terry (featured on "Moanin'"), tenorman Zoot Sims, altoist Phil Woods and guitarist Kenny Burrell being featured, and Jones' jazz writing in prime form, this is a particularly strong set. Strange that it has not been coherently reissued on CD yet. In addition to "Moanin'," other highlights include "Daylie Double," "Parisian Thoroughfare," "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set" and "The Preacher."

Customer Reviews


Great collection of Quincy and his band. Don't forget the wonderful baritone on the preacher. Highly reccomended.

Quincy Jones

A classic sound.


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 six 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...
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