2 LPs ON 1 CD - INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK
5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE - 5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
This edition presents two complete original albums by the great Quincy Jones big band, both of which received a five-star rating in Down Beat shortly after they were recorded. This Is How I Feel About Jazz (ABC-Paramount ABC149, recorded in 1956) was Jones’ first LP as a leader. His previous recordings had been mostly as a trumpeter, arranger and/or conductor for other musicians’ orchestras, such as Lionel Hampton, George Wallington and Dizzy Gillespie. The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones (Mercury SR60221) presents the outstanding 1959 Quincy Jones orchestra. As a bonus, a live version of one of the tunes from the latter LP taped in 1961.
[1-6] This Is How I Feel About Jazz:
Collective personnel: Art Farmer, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (tp),
Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Frank Rehak (tb), Phil Woods, Gene Quill (as),
Bunny Bardach, Lucky Thompson (ts), Herbie Mann, Jerome Richardson (fl, ts),
Jack Nimitz (bs), Hank Jones, Billy Taylor (p), Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers (b),
Charlie Persip (d), Quincy Jones (cond).
New York, September 14, 19 & 29, 1956.
[7-16] The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones:
Ernie Royal, Jimmy Maxwell, Art Farmer, Lee Morgan, Nick Travis, Lennie Johnson (tp),
Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, Urbie Green, Billy Byers (tb), Julius Watkins (fhr),
Phil Woods, Porter Kilbert (as), Jerome Richardson (fl, ts, pic), Budd Johnson (ts),
Sahib Shihab (bar), Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g, fl), Buddy Catlett (b), Don Lamond (d),
Quincy Jones (cond).
New York, November 4 & 9, 1959.
 Bonus Track:
Benny Bailey, Freddie Hubbard, Rolf Ericson, Paul Cohen (tp), Curtis Fuller, Melba Liston, Ake Persson (tb), Julius Watkins (fhr), Phil Woods, Joe Lopes (as), Eric Dixon, Budd Johnson (ts), Sahib Shihab (bar, fl), Patti Bown (p), Les Spann (g, fl), Buddy Catlett (b), Stu Martin (d), Quincy Jones (arr, cond). Live in Zurich, Switzerland, March 10, 1961.
02 Stockholm Sweetnin’
03 Evening In Paris
05 A Sleepin’ Bee
06 Boo’s Blues
07 Lester Leaps In
10 Everybody’s Blues
12 Air Mail Special
13 They Say It’s Wonderful
14 Chant Of The Weed
15 I Never Has Seen Snow
17 Air Mail Special*
TOTAL TIME: 77:21