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[In Association with Amazon.com]

MG-20561: The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones / Quincy Jones

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20561A MS1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20561B MS1    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60221 (stereo),

Inside The Groove

Full of sophisticated, academic-flavoured but well-swinging orchestra sounds conducted by one of the most popular arranger in the United States.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This is Quincy Jones' 2nd leader album on Mercury. Unfortunately his big band has been much underrated among Jazz fans for a long time. Actually his arrangements don't aim for progressive sounds and sometimes sounds conservative, but on the other hand the band always had great soloists and always played powerful as they should.

Also, he was spending very tough years at the time - his band toured Europe entitled the Free And Easy tour, and although his band was playing awesome ensemble, they always had financial problems.

Financial problem and musical creativity is a different matter - B-1 “Air Mail Special” is a killer track with thrilling arrangement. All other tracks features tightened rhythms and fabulous solo improvisations. Another underrated modern big band album.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

8 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 19389 (PB2745) Lester Leaps In (Lester Young) 3:33
A-2 19392 (PB2748) Ghana (Ernest Wilkins) 4:36
A-3 19390 (PB2746) Caravan (Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington & Irving Mills) 3:28
A-4 19386 (PB2742) Everybody's Blues (Ernest Wilkins) 4:13
A-5 19387 (PB2743) Cherokee (Indian Love Song) (Ray Noble) 3:05
SIDE-B
B-1 19384 (PB2740) Air Mail Special (Jimmie Mundy, Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian) 2:33
B-2 19391 (PB2747) They Say It's Wonderful (3:21) 3:21
B-3 19385 (PB2741) Chant Of The Weed (Don Redman) 3:14
B-4 19383 (PB2739) I Never Has Seen Snow (Harold Arlen & Truman Copote) 3:08
B-5 19388 (PB2744) Eesom (Bill Potts) 5:04

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Liner-notes lists Buddie Jones (Buddy Jones) as the bassist, while the regular bassist of the band at the time was Buddy Catlett.
I guess it's most likely Buddy Catlett was the bassist of these recordings.

A-4, A-5, B-1, B-3, B-4, B-5:
Quincy Jones (arr,cond,leader) with:
Lee Morgan (tp), Ernie Royal (tp), Lennie Johnson (tp),
Nick Travis (tp), Art Farmer (tp), Jimmy Maxwell (tp),
Urbie Green (tb), Frank Rehak (tb), Billy Byers (tb),
Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Julius Watkins (frh),
Porter Kilbert (as), Phil Woods (as),
Jerome Richardson (ts), Budd Johnson (ts, fl), Sahib Shihab (bs),
Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g), Buddie Jones Buddy Catlett (b), Don Lamond (ds).
Recorded at Fine Recording, New York City on November 4, 1959.

A-1, A-2, A-3, B-2:
Same personnel as above.
Recorded at Fine Recording, New York City on November 9, 1959.




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20561 FRONT] [MG-20561 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20561 A] [MG-20561 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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