Strike Up the Band: 1959-1961

Strike Up the Band: 1959-1961

by Quincy JonesQuincy Jones


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Quincy Jones has been one of the most influential and important figures in modern music for over six decades, a true renaissance man wearing scores of musical hats including bandleader, solo artist, session player, songwriter, producer, arranger, composer, and record label executive. It doesn't stop there. He's also been an author, motion picture producer, and television producer, and the artists he's worked with, from Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, and Count Basie to Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and countless others, make for a truly amazing and impressive pantheon. This set collects four of Jones' early jazz-based LPs in a two-disc set, 1959's The Birth of a Band, 1960's The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones, and 1961's I Dig Dancers and Around the World.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2012
Label: Jasmine Music
UPC: 0604988069624
catalogNumber: 8806962
Rank: 142766


Disc 1

  1. The Birth of a Band
  2. Moanin'
  3. I Remember Clifford
  4. Along Came Betty
  5. Tickletoe
  6. Happy Faces
  7. Whisper Not
  8. The Gypsy
  9. A Change of Pace
  10. Tuxedo Junction
  11. Lester Leaps In
  12. Ghana
  13. Caravan
  14. Everybody's Blues
  15. Cherokee (Indian Love Song)
  16. Air Mail Special
  17. They Say It's Wonderful
  18. Chant of the Weed
  19. I Never Has Seen Snow
  20. Eesom

Disc 2

  1. Pleasingly Plump
  2. G'wan Train
  3. Moonglow
  4. Tone Poem
  5. You Turned the Tables on Me
  6. Chinese Checkers
  7. Love Is Here To Stay
  8. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
  9. Trouble On My Mind
  10. A Sunday Kind of Love
  11. Hot Sake
  12. Strike Up the Band
  13. Africana
  14. Meadowlands
  15. Rico Vacilon
  16. Under Paris Skies
  17. Mack the Knife
  18. Manolete de Espana
  19. Baia
  20. Come Back To Sorrento
  21. Swedish Warmland

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Quincy Jones   Primary Artist,Conductor
Tito Puente   Percussion
Benny Bailey   Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone,Soloist
Harry Edison   Trumpet,Soloist
Art Farmer   Trumpet,Soloist
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Urbie Green   Trombone
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Melba Liston   Trombone
Lee Morgan   Trumpet,Soloist
Oliver Nelson   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet,Soloist
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Spann   Flute,Guitar,Soloist
Julius Watkins   French Horn,Soloist
Patti Bown   Piano,Soloist
Ake Persson   Trombone
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Don Lamond   Drums
Stu Martin   Drums
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Don Arnone   Guitar
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Ray Brown   Bass
Billy Byers   Trombone
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Jimmy Crawford   Drums,Wood Block
Eric Dixon   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Harris   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Milt Hinton   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Lennie Johnson   Trumpet
Jerry Kail   Trumpet
Porter Kilbert   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Michael Olatunji   Percussion
Clyde Reasinger   Trumpet
Sahib Shihab   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Floyd Standifer   Trumpet
Carlos "Patato" Valdes   Percussion
Frank Wess   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Joe Lopes   Alto Saxophone
Tom Mitchell   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Tito Puente   Arranger
Erskine Hawkins   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Melba Liston   Arranger
Nat Pierce   Arranger
Bill Potts   Arranger
Bobby Timmons   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Cohn   Arranger
Billy Byers   Arranger
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Bill Johnson   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Bob Fisher   Producer,Annotation

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