Quincy Jones Archive
Curtis Stigers – One More For The Road – with The Danish Radio Big Band – Concord Jazz CJA00011, 33:28 ***: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. (Curtis Stigers – vocals; The Danish Radio Big Band) Charles Caleb Colton, an English cleric of the 19th Century, offered the following quotation: “Imitation is the sincerest […]
Joey DeFrancesco + The People – Project Freedom – Mack Avenue MAC 1121, 64:20 [3/10/17] ****1/2: B-3 master shows a lot of heart in debut for new label. (Joey DeFrancesco – organ, keyboards, trumpet; Jason Brown – drums; Troy Roberts – tenor sax, soprano sax; Dan Wilson – guitar) Joey DeFrancesco has always been proud […]
The jazzy side of Brother Ray… Ray Charles – Swiss Radio Days Vol. 41/ Zurich 1961 – TCB 02412, 78:43 [Distr. by Naxos] (11/11/16) ****: (Ray Charles – piano, vocals; Marcus Belgrave, Wallace Davenport, Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt – trumpets; Henderson Chambers, Dickie Wells, Keg Johnson – trombones; Rudy Powell – alto sax; Hank Crawford […]
A tiny taste of Roots… Quincy Jones – Roots: The Saga of an American Family – A&M/Varese Sarabande 3020674258 (1977), 27:41 ***: (Quincy Jones – composer; with full orchestra, twelve percussionists, choir, and vocalists) With the recent all-new Roots mini-series debuting on A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel, the original soundtrack recording from the 1977 ground […]
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra, Live In Ludwigshafen 1961 – SWR Jazzhaus JAH-455, 75:49 ****: A treasure-trove of superb big-band playing. (Quincy Jones and His Orchestra featuring Benny Bailey; Freddie Hubbard; Melba Liston; Curtis Fuller; Ake Persson; Eric Dixon; Phil Woods; Sahib Shihab; Les Spann; Stu Martin; Carlos ‘Patato’ Valdes) Before Quincy Jones morphed into […]
A fascinating documentary on one of America’s most brilliant comic minds.
This record shows sign of maturity, solid composition and a powerful understanding of jazz as a form of expression.
An excellent look at the subject of women instrumentalists in jazz history.
A superior hi-res stereo vinyl of singer-guitarist George Benson.
A most enjoyable though somewhat dated-sounding big band bossa nova album.
A demo-level 3D production with some great shots but not much jazz.
As much a tribute to Miles as to the work of the late Gil Evans.
Gibson and Gold shine on a “groove centric” release.
Funk/jazz/blues/Latin/soul sound is pumped up!