2005 marks Quincy Jones' 60th year as a professional musician. We are proud to present this classic album from this visionary's own Qwest Records catalog that illuminates his gifts as a performer, producer, arranger, conductor, composer, talent scout and record company executive, among many other talents. From Q, With Love features many of Quincy's own hit songs as well as those he has produced or written.
Entertainment Weekly - 2/12/99, pp.82-83
"If familiarity breeds contempt, someone forgot to tell this dude....somehow this collection of 25 love songs (including four new ones) rises above the usual smarm..." - Rating: B
Personnel includes: Sarah Vaughan, Take 6, Barry White, James Ingram. Al B. Sure, El Debarge, Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin, Tamia, Toots Thielemans, James Moody, Brian McKnight, Rachelle Ferrell, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Brandy, Heavy D, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Catero, Bernard Ighner, Luther Vandross, Tevin Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Ron Isley, Aaron Hall, Charlie Wilson, Naomi Campbell, Kirk Whalum, Mervyn Warren.
Engineers include: Bruce Swedien, Tommy Vicari, Francis Buckley.
Includes liner notes by Quincy Jones.
This double CD from master producer, songwriter and arranger Quincy Jones is a collection containing some of his personal favorites of the love songs that he has produced/written over his glorious career. The 25-song collection has some of the biggest names in music attached to it. Michael Jackson ("The Lady In My Life," "Human Nature") Frank Sinatra ("The Shadow of Your Smile"), Aretha Franklin ("Somewhere") and George Benson ("Love Dance") are just a few of the artists featured.
A follow up to the platinum selling Q's JOOK JOINT, this album also contains songs from James Ingram and Patti Austin ("How Do You Keep The Music Playing") and Brandy & Heavy D ("Rock With You"). There are also four new songs including tracks from Tevin Campbell, Siedah Garrett and El DeBarge, Patti Austin and new Qwest recording artist Catero. It's hard to imagine what the music business would be like without a mega-talent like Quincy Jones. Fortunately, we can only imagine.