The Verve, Mercury, Impusle, A&M years on 2 Mid-priced CDs
What you get is the best of his Verve, Mercury, A&M and Impulse years on 2CD compilation. What we did was to introduce this master of composition and arrangements to as many music listeners as possible . Includes the 'Soul Bossa Nove' from Austin Powers the film, the Ironside TV theme, the blissful Killer Joe track which everyone should have in their collection to the funk & disco years of the classic album 'The Dude'. Enjoy the width and get ready for the next ones. If you enjoyed this then try the compilation from Various Artists called 'Messin Around'out on Universal Jazz.
The word "hip" and the name Quincy Jones
are interchangeable. He's had so many different careers that they're difficult to count. Let's try. He's been a trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, producer and, not least, a fashion icon. More importantly, he's risen to the top in all of them. This collection of 42 of his recordings spans his career as it moves through Bebop, Swing, Crossover and Pop music. Quincy's albums are invariably beautifully recorded and he used only the finest musicians to play on his sessions. The title tune "Straight No Chaser", for example, features trumpeter Joe Newman, star of the Count Basie band. His blazing hit version of Benny Golson's "Killer Joe" oozes jazz solos, and tenorist Zoot Sims really wails on the definitive version of "The Pink Panther", with its marvellous growling bass from Major Holley. The brass shouts and storms on "The Hucklebuck" and the sax wails in the old Billy May style on "Blues In The Night". Phil Woods's alto preaches over the bass trombones on "Watermelon Man"... These sessions are the ultimate lessons for anyone with ambitions to score music. Quincy is in a class of his own, and it should be reiterated that the tracks are unique in their high recording quality. You can hear everything! --Steve Voce