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Complete Recordings: 1955-59 (4CD) Box set


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Product details

  • Audio CD (10 Mar. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Enlightenment
  • ASIN: B00GTSVNAI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,683 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Pogo Stick
2. Liza
3. Jones Bones
4. Sometimes I'm Happy
5. Little Leona
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Dancing Pants
2. Blues Day
3. Bright Moon
4. No Bones At All
5. The Oom Is Blues
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Quincy's Home Again
2. Midnight Sun Never Sets
3. Cherokee
4. Count 'em
5. Brief Encounter
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Syncopated Clock
2. Choo Choo Ch-Boogie
3. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
4. The Preacher
5. Marchin' the Blues
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Product Description

The music made by Quincy Jones during the second half 1950s was a stunning example of contemporary jazz during that pivotal decade for the form. Listening back today to these groundbreaking records delightfully illustrate how the dynamic musician, performer, composer and arranger first introduced his extraordinary skills to the world. After spending the first half of the decade working for other musicians, including a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for renowned artists such as Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, and his close friend Ray Charles, Jones soon decided it was time for him to take the lead. The first album release to feature Quincy as a named artist was the 1955 release on Mercury Records Jazz Abroad on which he featured alongside jazz drummer Roy Haynes. Next up was, That s How I feel About Jazz featuring an all star cast including Art Farmer, Lucky Johnson & Phil Woods - following which he would record and release a further six albums before the end of the 1950s, all for Mercury. Quincy Jones first eight albums, all released during this period, are featured on this 4CD set in their entirety, in glorious re-mastered sound, making this package the most complete Quincy Jones 1950s collection available today.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dasbunker. carmarthen on 19 April 2014
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If you are a big band fan and haven't heard this stuff before, then this is for you.I;ve had two of these original LPs in my collection for many years, and played them to destruction. Now, I am immensely pleased to have them on CD plus 7 others. And at a very reasonable price. These Quincy Jones bands included many ex-Basie members, and there is a distinct Basie like feel to the recordings. Just listen to "Count 'em" to see what I mean. Another winner that I had previously on LP is "A Change of Pace" that was seldom off the turntable. This, (any grey tops out there might remember) was the theme music for an old 60's TV programme in black & white, called "Cool for Cats" This was a superb programme featuring some excellent jazz dancing.

To reiterate - If you love swinging big bands, you'll love these.
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very good value,and the same as volume 2 - it's made up from complete albums...even nicer to think it's about a dozen QJ albums for about £12 if you buy both volumes.
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By hadjazz on 8 May 2014
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The album is great, and lives up to its reviews and I am pleased with that side of the purchase. However
when I ordered it the price was shown as £8.44 inc postage, on receiving it I find that receipt shows £10.15
not a great differance but not what I was assured was the correct price in all your subsequent emails
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Forget it's got Quincy Jones' name on the box, this is great swinging jazz from the era with five star performers. At a bargain price too.
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Quincy Jones was a great arranger. He captured the feel of the music of the time.
I like this set very much.
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