Quincy Jones Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones (4-CD Box Set)

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  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: October 16, 2001
  • Label: Rhino

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 11/16/01, pp.134,136
"...Superlative proof for young and old that the journeyman formerly known as 'The Dude' did have a career, a brilliant one, before James Ingram..." - Rating: B+

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Kingfish
  • 2.Stockholm Sweetnin'
  • 3.I'm Gone
  • 4.Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home
  • 5.Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  • 6.The Song Is You
  • 7.Let Me off Uptown
  • 8.Makin' Whoopee
  • 9.Misty
  • 10.Moanin'
  • 11.One Mint Julep
  • 12.As Time Goes By
  • 13.Sophisticated Lady
  • 14.Quintessence
  • 15.The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
  • 16.I Can't Stop Loving You
  • 17.I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 18.Faith
  • 19.Tribute to Benny Carter
  • 20.Springsville
  • 21.My Buddy

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Soul Bossa Nova - (from "Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery")
  • 2.In the Heat of the Night - (from "In The Heat Of The Night")
  • 3.Pawnbroker, The - (from "The Pawnbroker")
  • 4.Ease on Down the Road - (from "The Wiz")
  • 5.Eyes of Love - (from "Banning")
  • 6.Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater) - (from "Sanford And Son")
  • 7.Come Back Charleston Blue - (from "Come Back Charleston Blue")
  • 8.Hicky-Burr - (from "The Bill Cosby Show")
  • 9.Ironside - (from "Ironside")
  • 10.You Put It on Me - (from "For The Love Of Ivy")
  • 11.Who Needs Forever? - (from "The Deadly Affair")
  • 12.For Love of Ivy (End Title) - (from "For The Love Of Ivy")
  • 13.Call Me Mister Tibbs (Main Title) - (from "They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!")
  • 14.Time for Love Is Anytime, The - (from "Cactus Flower")
  • 15.Hot Rock, The (End Title) - (from "The Hot Rock")
  • 16.Mirage - (from "Mirage")
  • 17.Theme from the Anderson Tapes - (from "The Anderson Tapes")
  • 18.Spell You Spin, The (the Web You Weave) - (from "A Dandy In Aspic")
  • 19.Lonely Bottles - (from "In Cold Blood")
  • 20.Love Theme from "The Getaway" - (from "The Getaway")
  • 21.Money Runner / Money Is: Money Runner / Money Is (from "Dollars")
  • 22.Miss Celie's Blues - (from "The Color Purple")
  • 23.Many Rains Ago - (from "Roots")

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Fly Me to the Moon
  • 2.Thriller
  • 3.Baby Come to Me
  • 4.Give Me the Night
  • 5.Yah Mo B There
  • 6.You Don't Own Me
  • 7.Stomp!
  • 8.Do You Love What You Feel
  • 9.Something So Right
  • 10.Strawberry Letter 23
  • 11.Somewhere
  • 12.Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
  • 13.How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
  • 14.State of Independence
  • 15.We Are the World

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Killer Joe - (featuring Hubert Laws / Freddie Hubbard)
  • 2.Stuff Like That - (featuring Nick Ashford / Valerie Simpson / Chaka Khan)
  • 3.Everything Must Change - (featuring Benard Ighner)
  • 4.I Heard That!! - (featuring The Wattsline)
  • 5.Tell Me a Bedtime Story - (featuring Hubert Laws / Herbie Hancock)
  • 6.Beautiful Black Girl - (featuring Watts Prophets)
  • 7.Takin' It to the Streets - (featuring Luther Vandross / Gwen Guthrie / Michael Brecker)
  • 8.Walking in Space - (featuring Valerie Simpson / Hubert Laws / Freddie Hubbard / Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Eric Gale)
  • 9.Just Once - (featuring James Ingram)
  • 10.One Hundred Ways - (featuring James Ingram / Greg Phillinganes)
  • 11.Let the Good Times Roll - (featuring Stevie Wonder / Bono / Ray Charles)
  • 12.Moody's Mood for Love - (featuring James Moody / Brian McKnight / Take 6/Rachelle Ferrell)
  • 13.Back on the Block - (featuring QDIII/Ice-T/Melle Mel / Big Daddy Kane / Kool Moe Dee / Tevin Campbell / Joe Zawinul)
  • 14.Setembro - (featuring Sarah Vaughan / Take 6/George Benson / Gerald Albright)
  • 15.Secret Garden, The - (featuring Barry White / James Ingram / Al B. Sure!/El DeBarge / Siedah Garrett)

Product Description:

Includes an 100-page booklet featuring complete track-by-track personnel listings, rare photos illustrating Quincy Jones's life and career, tributes by Bono and Maya Angelou as well as essays by Nat Hentoff, Gerald Early and Don Heckman.
Personnel includes: Quincy Jones; Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Patti Austin, James Ingram, George Benson, Michael McDonald, Lesley Gore, The Brothers Johnson, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Billy Eckstine, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Carmen McRae, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Bill Cosby, B.B. King, Astrud Gilberto, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Horn, Donny Hathaway, Little Richard, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Take 6, Rachelle Ferrell, Luther Vandross, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Brian McKnight,
Barry White (vocals); Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Hubert Laws (flute); Toots Thielemans (harmonica); Count Basie Orchestra; USA For Africa.
Producers include: Quincy Jones, Ray Brown, Phil Ramone, Creed Taylor, Donny Hathaway.
Compilation producers: Quincy Jones, Judith Bright, Shawn Amos, David McLees.
Digitally remastered by Bernie Grundman.
Personnel: Quincy Jones (trumpet, hand claps, background vocals); Barry White (vocals, spoken vocals); George Johnson (vocals, guitar, background vocals); George Benson , Louis Johnson, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Tony Maiden (vocals, guitar); Roy Elridge, Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Aretha Franklin (vocals, piano); Ray Charles (vocals, organ); Mervyn Warren (vocals, keyboards); Bill Cosby (vocals, cowbells); Michael Jackson (vocals, percussion); Gwen Guthrie, Lani Groves, Luther Vandross, Bill Eaton, Diana Ross (vocals, background vocals); Claude McKnight, Dinah Washington, David Pridgen, Donna Summer , Donny Hathaway, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sherwood Sledge, Yolanda McCullough, James Ingram , Rodney Armstrong, Joey Kibble, Lesley Gore, Margie Joseph, Mark Kibble, Alvin Chea, Nick Ashford, Anita O'Day, Rachelle Ferrell, Shirley Horn, Astrud Gilberto, Tevin Campbell, Tony Bennett, Big Maybelle, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Mortonette Jenkins, Bono , Brian McKnight, Carmen McRae, Cedric Dent , Chaka Khan, Charles May (vocals); Ice-T, QDIII (rap vocals); Don Elliott (whistling, vibraphone, xylophone); Les Spann (guitar, flute); Freddie Green (guitar, shaker); Cornell Dupree, Louis Morell, David Spinozza, David T. Walker, Dennis Budimir, Eric Gale , John Collins, Grant Geissman, Howard Roberts , Michael Anthony , Pierre Cullaz, Jim Hall, Alex Weir, Mickey Baker, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Arthur Adams , Steve Khan, Steve Lukather, Tommy Tedesco , Barney Kessel, Wah-Wah Watson, Barry Galbraith, Billy Mackel, Alexander Gafa, George Doering, David E. Williams , Marlo Henderson, Sam Herman (guitar); Everett Barksdale (banjo); Eddie Barclay (harp, strings, woodwinds); Xenia Schindler, Catherine Gotthoffer, Veryle Brilhart, Gloria Agostini, Dorothy Remsen (harp); Gerald Vinci, Nathan Kaproff, Darrel Terwilliger, James Getzoff, Herman Clebanoff, Ralph Shaeffer, Anatol Kaminsky, Felix Slatkin, Erno Neufeld, Bill Nuttycombe, Benny Gill, Jacques Gasselin, Louis Kaufman, Lou Raderman, Alex Murray, Alfred Lustgarten, Betty Marks, John Santulis, Joe Stepansky, Dan Lube, Joseph Livoti, Robert Sushel, Marshall Sosson, Victor Arno, Arnold Belnick, Bonnie Douglas, Sheldon Sanov, Paul Shure, David P. Jackson , Janice Gower, Harry Bluestone, Bobby Bruce, Harry Lookofsky (violin); Bob Ostrowsky, Alex Neimann, Rollice Dale, Cecil Figelski, Alex Nieman, Paul Robyn, Marilyn Baker, Alvin Dinkin, Virginia Majewski (viola); Ann Goodman, Paul Bergstrom, Armand Karpoff, Ronnie Cooper, Jeffrey Solow, George Neikrug, Margaret Aue, Oscar Pettiford, Edgar Lustgarten, Eleanor Slatkin, Ray Kramer, Jesse Ehrlich (cello); Johnny Mandel (strings, woodwinds, synthesizer); Jerome Richardson (flute, alto flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Bill Perkins (flute, alto flute, saxophone); Julian Cawdry (flute, piccolo); Larry Schneider (flute, clarinet, oboe, tenor saxophone); Bob Malach (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Rahsaan Roland Kirk (flute, stritch, alto saxophone); Hubert Laws (flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Bobby Plater (flute, alto saxophone); George Adams (flute, tenor saxophone); Anne O'Brien (flute); Bud Shank (alto flute, woodwinds); Buddy Collette (alto flute); Sonny Terry, Toots Thielemans, Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Michel Weber, Joe Darensbourg (clarinet); Christian Gavillet, Roger Rosenberg (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Dave Seghezzo, Tilman Zahn, Judith Wenziker, Xavier Duss (oboe); Christian Rabe, Reiner Erb (bassoon); Oliver Nelson (reeds); Ernie Watts (woodwinds, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Gene Cipriano, Terry Harrington, William Green (woodwinds); David Tofani, Larry Williams , George Young , Harold Vick, Joel Kaye (saxophone); Alex Foster (soprano saxophone); Dave Schildkraut, Earle Warren, Frank Wess, Gerald Albright, Hal McKusick, Porter Kilbert, James Moody , Joe Lopes, Johnny Hodges, Kenny Garrett, Marshall Royal, Phil Woods, Anthony Ortega, Russell Procope, Sam Marowitz, Benny Carter , George Dorsey, Cannonball Adderley, Sal Giorgianni (alto saxophone); Eddie Shu, Flip Phillips, Frank Foster , Eric Dixon , Curtis Lowe, Gil Bernal, Aaron Sachs, Jerry Bergonzi, Johnny Board, Lucky Thompson, Michael Brecker, Paul Gonsalves, Pete Christlieb, Seldon Powell, Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone); Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone, tuba); Danny Bank, Gerry Mulligan, Harry Carney, Haywood Henry, Jack Nimitz, Kim Hutchcroft, Lars Gullin, Sahib Shihab, Ben Kynard, Cecil Payne, Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Jerry Hey, Chuck Finley (trumpet, slide trumpet); Nat Adderley (trumpet, cornet); Clark Terry, Ack Van Rooyen, Freddie Hubbard, Jack Walrath, John D'earth, Marvin Stamm, Wallace Roney, Benny Bailey, Manfred Schoof, Bobby Bryant (trumpet, flugelhorn); Clifford Brown , Joe Ferrante , Cootie Williams, Miles Evans, Doc Severinsen, Don Rader, Ernie Royal, John Bello, Flip Ricard, Ed Mullens, Lloyd Michels, Leo Shepherd, Leonard Johnson, Harry "Sweets" Edison , Gene Goe, Floyd Standifer, Joe Newman , Joe Wilder, Jon Faddis, Al Porcino, Lew Soloff, Miles Davis, Oscar Brashear, Ray Nance, Ray Triscari, Art Farmer, Snooky Young, William Cat Anderson, Bernie Glow, Thad Jones, Jimmy Maxwell, Roy Burrowes, Al Aarons, Wallace Davenport, John Audino, Virgil Jones, Nick Travis, Sonny Cohn, Jimmy Nottingham, Buddy Childers, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Gary Grant (slide trumpet); David Duke (French horn, trombone); James A. Decker, Sidney Muldrow, Aubrey Bouck, Henry Sigismonti, Claudio Pontiggia, Alex Brofsky, Julius Watkins, Alan Robinson , Tom Varner, Vincent DeRosa, James Buffington, Earl Chapin, John Clark , Ray Alonge (French horn); Tommy Mitchell , Alan Raph (trombone, bass trombone); Donald Waldrop, Arthur Maebe, Conrad Herwig, George Bohannon, Curtis Fuller, Henderson Chambers, Dick Nash , Fred Ohms, Frank Rosolino, Big Chief Russell Moore, Reggie C. Young , Garnett Brown, Grover Mitchell , Henry Coker, J.J. Johnson , Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Howard, Kai Winding, Keg Johnson, Ake Persson, Al Grey, Lawrence Brown , Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson, Tom "Bones" Malone, Urbie Green, Wayne Andre, Benny Powell, Roland Dahinden, George Matthews , Bill Hughes , Bill Watrous, Billy Byers, Charles Loper, Kenny Shroyer, Maurice Spears, Chuck Connors, Chauncey Welsch, Paul Faulise, Lew McCreary, William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. , Britt Woodman, Buster Cooper (trombone); Dick Hixson, Tony Studd (bass trombone); Dave Bargeron, Earl McIntyre (euphonium); Harvey Phillips (tuba); Paul Griffin , David Foster (piano, keyboards); Robbie Buchanan (piano, synthesizer); Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson, Count Basie, Dave McKenna, Duke Ellington, Duke Pearson, John Williams , Artie Kane, Jimmy Jones , Lalo Schifrin , Leon Huff , Lou Levy, Milt Buckner, Patti Bown, Ronnell Bright, Bengt Hallberg, Roger Kellaway, Billy Kyle , Ernie Hayes, Bobby Scott, Bobby Tucker (piano); Herbie Hancock (electric piano); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer); George Duke (Fender Rhodes piano); Dave Grusin (Clavinet, keyboards, synthesizer, ARP synthesizer); Billy Preston (organ); Michael Boddicker (keyboards, synthesizer); David "Hawk" Wolinski, Delmar Brown, Dick Hyman, George Gruntz, Ian Prince, Jaki Byard, Joe Sample, Monty Alexander, Richard Tee, Gil Goldstein (keyboards); Edd Kalehoff (synthesizer, Moog synthesizer); Ian Underwood, Rod Temperton (synthesizer, hand claps); David Paich, Joe Zawinul, Mike Melvoin, Paul Beaver, Steve Porcaro, Brian Banks (synthesizer); Don Dorsey (Synclavier); Victor Feldman (vibraphone, shaker); Emil Richards (vibraphone, percussion); Michael A. Hauser, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Richard Davis (acoustic bass); Bob Cranshaw (electric bass); Paul Humphrey (drums, cowbells, percussion); John "J.R." Robinson (drums, hand claps, percussion); Chris Parker , Danny Barcelona, Ellis Bartes, Gene Krupa, Jack Noren, Grady Tate, Harvey Mason, Sr. , James Gadson, Kenny Clarke, Louie Bellson, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Osie Johnson, Roy Haynes, Rudy Collins, Sam Woodyard, Shelly Manne, Sonny Payne, Steve Gadd , Stu Martin, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Herb Lovelle (drums); Chano Pozo (congas, bongos); Bill Summers, Caiphus Semenya (percussion, background vocals); John Arnold , Gene Estes, George Devens, Jose Paula, Jack Del Rio, Larry Bunker, Paulinho Da Costa, Ralph MacDonald, Richard Heath, Bobbye Hall, Carlos Gom‚z (percussion); Erik Hanson, Simon Franglen, Randy Kerber (drum programming); Christopher Cross, Carolyn Willis, Perry Morgan, Cyndi Lauper, Zedric Williams, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Dionne Warwick, Diva Gray, Eddie Jefferson, Marilyn Jackson, Harry Belafonte, Jesse Kirkland, Voncielle Faggett, Howard McCrary, Huey Lewis & the News, Dara Lynn Bernard, Wattsline Choir, Jackie Jackson , Jocelyn Allen, Tammie Gibson, Maretha Stewart, Jeffrey Osborne, Jim Gilstrap, Joe Greene, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, Al Jarreau, La Toya Jackson, Leon Ware, Lindsey Buckingham, Lionel Richie, Alfie Silas, Marlon Jackson, Michael McDonald , Oren Waters, Patti Austin, Paulette McWilliams, Richard Page, Rose Banks, Sheila E., Siedah Garrett, Stephanie Spruill, Stevie Wonder, The Pointer Sisters, The Three Riffs, Tina Turner, Tito Jackson, Tom Bahler, Valerie Simpson, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Zachary Sanders, Bette Midler, Bob Geldof, Hilda Harris, Bill Champlin, Smokey Robinson, Billy Joel, Augie Johnson, James Cleveland, Bob Dylan, Myrna Matthews, Vivian Cherry, Brenda Russell , Bruce Springsteen (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Bernie Grundman.
Liner Note Authors: Gerald Early; Nat Hentoff; Quincy Jones; Rod Temperton; Benny Carter ; Don Heckman; Bono .
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); A&R Studios, New York, NY (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Alhambra Theater, Paris, France (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Allen Zentz Recording, Hollywood, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Barclay Studios, Paris, France (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Basin Street East, New York, NY (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Capiol Studios, Hollywood, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Capitol Studios, New York, NY (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Europa Film, Stockholm, Sweden (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Fine Recording Studios, New York, NY (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); International Studios, Los Angeles, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Mercury Sound, New York, NY (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); New York, NY (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Ocean Way Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); RCA Victor's Music Center Of the World, Hollywood, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Sun West Studios, Hollywood, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, NJ (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Warner Bros. Studios Scoring Stage, Burbank, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991); Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA (10/17/1951-07/17/1991).
Photographers: Albane Navizet; Jim Marshall ; Ed Berger; Susanne Schapowalow; Jean-Pierre Leloir; Jackie Sallow; Annie Leibovitz; Harrison Funk; Kevin Westenberg; Photofest; Sam Emerson; Herman Leonard; Eddie Garcia; Carol Friedman; Bruce Talamon; Larry Busacca; Chuck Stewart; Lloyd Jones.
Arrangers: Creed Taylor; David Blumberg; Don Sebesky; Duke Ellington; Glenn Osser; Dick Hazard; Johnny Mandel; Quincy Jones; The Brothers Johnson; Charles May.
Although Rhino's four-disc box set, Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones, was released to coincide with Quincy Jones' autobiography, and that's what gives the set the title, the set would have an appropriate moniker even if Jones hadn't put his life story to paper. That's because this box set really does tell his story, partially because its four discs are divided so cleanly. The first is Jumpin' in the Woodshed, devoted to Quincy Jones the jazzman, featuring sessions that he led and mostly sessions where he was a sideman. The second is Gone Hollywood, meaning that it contains selections of his work for motion pictures and television, including his productions for other artists (Ray Charles' "In the Heat of the Night," Diana Ross and Michael Jackson's "Ease on Down the Road") and songs he cut that later were popularized in movies ("Soul Bossa Nova," otherwise known as the theme to Austin Powers). The third is Hit Man, which is devoted to his productions and arrangements for other artists, including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, James Ingram, the Brothers Johnson, and Paul Simon. Finally, there's "The Dude Throws Down," consisting entirely of selections from his star-studded collaborations of the late '80s and '90s. That final volume may accurately represent the final chapter of his career, but apart from the great urban ballad "One Hundred Ways," it's pretty dull, illustrating why these meticulous studio concoctions of Jones are misconceived; but the other discs are pretty terrific, not just capturing the essence of his work in each style, but drawing connections where you might not think connections exist -- especially on Hit Man, as Lesley Gore's girl group "You Don't Own Me" rubs shoulders with the Brothers Johnson's "Stomp!," and it's possible to hear Quincy's work on both. This may not be a set that you'd put on a whole lot, even if the first three discs work expertly as collections spotlighting Jones' various strengths, but this set couldn't have told Quincy Jones' story better, and it's worthy of being called a musical biography. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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